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Jurassic plants

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 13:50

The pictures here   of the late Will Giles' garden, may be of interest

and there are lots of suggestions for tropical looking plants here

Plum maggots

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 13:21
A Fuchsia wrote (see)

......Last year, I used the plum pheromone trap - waste of money!

The pheromone traps aren't for getting rid of the moths - you use them to monitor the number of moths around so that you know whether or not you need to treat for moths.

Information and suggested treatments here

Hope that helps

Rabbit waste for composting

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 11:57

Do you know the Streetlife website - it's more local than Freecycle

a really good community website.  Lots of gardening stuff swapped on our local one (also lost cats, ducks and chickens found etc).


Posted: 29/02/2016 at 11:39

Pat, I'll start the March Edition of Hello Forkers tomorrow morning when I get up - you have special dispensation to post on the February thread until then

Rabbit waste for composting

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 10:26

Kim - you could try googling contact details for your local Gardening Club, Horticultural Society or Allotment organisation - I'm sure they'd beat a path to your door


Posted: 29/02/2016 at 10:20

You should definitely keep posting your pictures Pat!!!  They're fascinating

I've just had a long hot shower with the 'massage' function directed on my neck and shoulder - that's eased it a bit more

OH is at home today so I can call on him to do reaching stretching things for me (like fastening bra and hanging out the washing ... not both at the same time ) so I can take it easy

Vegetable Patch & Nettles

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 10:10

I agree with all the above  and while you're waging war on the nettles there's a silver lining to the cloud ... nettles actually grow best where the soil has a high level of nitrogen and phosphates, so it would appear that your veg patch has good soil ready and waiting for your potatoes

Let us know how you get on - photo updates would be great

Beetles in May/June

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 08:37

Could they be cockchafers (also known as May bugs or June bugs)  .  Amazing creatures - we love watching them.  Although ours fly high in the treetops, not low around the lawn.

Many years ago when there were swarms of them they were seen as a pest of farm crops, but nowadays there aren't so many and they do very little damage - it's such a shame to kill them - they're part of the wonderful world of nature and an important food source for bats.

Adding a thread in 'my posts'

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 07:39

What I do on this and other boards, is add to the thread typing


' Snagging' 


and then post it which will add it to 'My Posts'.


Think that's fairly accepted practice   (snagging meaning to catch a thread (of clothing etc) on something

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Whoops! I've done it again ......

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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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Last Post: 01/04/2016 at 06:01

A Gardener's Hands

The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
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East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Another excuse for cake ............  
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Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 17:52

Songs for Valentine's Day

Our favourite romantic songs 
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Job Done!

At last you've done that job you've been putting off for ages ... 
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A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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Lily Beetle !!!

Is this the first of the year??? 
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If you listen to the Archers ....

...... or even if you don't ................. 
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East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Anyone interested? 
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