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Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 18:46

Joyce ((hugs)) that must've been frightening for you daughter, but what a stroke of luck that it fell like that ((hugs)) 

Keep safe all ((hugs))

Recommendations for slow growing slim trees?

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 18:37

Or the fastigiate Japanese holly ... Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil' 

Slow growing naturally upright and evergreen and doesn't turn brown if clipped hard, unlike some other types of evergreen.

Last edited: 16 October 2017 18:39:56

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 17:34

Told you it was a gorgeous day over here ... sorry to those who've got the storm ... 

Good luck for the storm everyone

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 16:58

Sky here in Norfolk is an unusual luminous yellowish grey ... the weather this morning was glorious, warm with blue skies and sunshine, but later this afternoon we had. the pink sun through a halo  of cloud, and now the yellow sky.  

3 year old leaf mould containing cameraria ohridella

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 16:52

Ash dieback is spread by fungal spores.  I wouldn't collect ash leaves from other areas ... in fact I think it's illegal to transport ash trees without a licence so leaf litter probably falls into that category too ... however we have ash trees in this garden and compost the leaves and use it as a mulch on tour veg patch here in this garden. 

I wouldn't use it in potting compost in case I passed plants in pots to friends and spread the disease that way. 

What's eating my fir cones?

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 16:46

Yes, red squirrels   your description reminded me of this article I read some while back 

"Pine cones are stripped of seeds in a manner that we would eat corn on the cob." 

How exciting 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 16:41

Hello folks  ... hope those in the west are ok ... we're back from the north Norfolk coast ... amazing day, amazing weather 22C plus and brilliant sunshine, warm wind, fantastic visibility for much of the day ... had the car roof down for the first time in ages... now we have yellow skies full of dust.  Hopefully the photos are good ... I'll upload some later.  

Pdoc ((hugs)) virtual non-contact type you understand ... get well soon.

Past ((hugs)) for you too ... some stuff is very hard to bear isn't it 

Rgirl ... friends are over towards Mt Hawke ... bit breezy up there.  

Best Cauliflower

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 10:12

Flippin 'eck!!!  And a real beauty too ... Congratulations!!! 

Bulb ID

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 10:00

Iris reticulata perhaps? 

Fir tree pruning

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 09:57

That looks like a Cupressus, probably leylandii ... they don't re-shoot after cutting back.

Take it out (the roots are really shallow and not hard to remove) and plant something you really like 

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