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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 17:13

Lovely idea Hosta ... some foxgloves would look good around that oak 

Ugly dumping ground

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 15:51

Get lots of composted manure or spent mushroom compost (or both) ,  spread it over and fork it in along with the sand - the worms will mix it all together and you'll have the beginning of a really fertile bed. 

It's really coming along isn't it 


Posted: 06/05/2017 at 15:13

Wet pee would be cheaper, and probably easier to obtain 

Green bean leaves have turned brown

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 14:59

Brrrrrrr!!!  it's the cold weather.  I'm afraid you may have lost them ... I've not even started my beans yet ... 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 14:44

Brrrrrrrrrr!  I've been out there tying in clematis shoots .......... it's freezing out there ....... my fingers are blue.  I'm back indoors now ... I'll warm them up around a mug of something hot, and when they've thawed I'll get the knitting out ... Miss Marples on the telly 

Thornless blackberry

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 14:39

"...leave the tied on canes fruit this year then remove them to ground level and replace them with new grow canes ..."

Yes, that's the way to do it.  

It's best if you bundle the new canes to keep them under control while they're growing, as described here.  

You should get a much better crop than your FIL 

Vine Weevil in compost

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 14:25

I usually spread it out on an old tarpaulin or sheet of plastic for a couple of days and let the birds scrabble around in it and get the grubs - then I tip it onto the veg patch. 

Resurrected Twelve

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 14:10

Thank you for the info about the actea Joyce ... I'm wondering about the west-facing border, port of which is shaded from the midday sun ... but I may have to move a few things to make room ... 


Posted: 06/05/2017 at 14:00

According to this, it's mainly ammonium nitrate 

Potatoes not growing

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 13:56

I'd blame the low temperatures ... hopefully things will warm up soon and growth will pick up.  Don't water until you see growth ... cold and wet will cause rot.  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2017 at 14:03

The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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Last Post: 08/06/2017 at 13:17

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Last Post: Today at 06:19

Shrub ID please

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Last Post: 30/05/2017 at 21:11

Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

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Last Post: 29/05/2017 at 15:54

Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

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Last Post: 25/05/2017 at 21:08

Getting my own back ....

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Last Post: 10/05/2017 at 13:59

Hello Forkers - May Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Last Post: 01/06/2017 at 11:14

Pond mystery solved

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Last Post: 06/04/2017 at 11:33

Hello Forkers - April edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat for everyone to get together and socialise 
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Last Post: 01/05/2017 at 14:15

Ceratostigma willmottianum

Is it too late to cut back? 
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Last Post: 30/03/2017 at 12:27

A wind-up/solar powered radio

Ideal for greenhouse or potting shed 
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Last Post: 11/03/2017 at 18:51

Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
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Last Post: 17/02/2017 at 14:48

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
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Last Post: 23/02/2017 at 10:39

Another ID please

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Last Post: 04/02/2017 at 10:31
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