Dovefromabove


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Plant ID please

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 09:43

Yes, Sedum Spectabile - various shades of pinky brown according to variety - rich in nectar and loved by bees and butterflies

Love it.

Forcing rhubarb

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 09:39

Mine is Timperley Early - I chose it because it is an early variety and forces well. 

Small wildlife pond

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 08:55

Tadpoles feed on algae in the early part of their development, and on invertebrates later on.

In a new pond you may have to provide food for them.

Click on this link and scroll down to find out how to feed tadpoles in a new pond

http://www.froglife.org/info-advice/spawn-tadpoles-larvae/

Rats and horse manure

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 08:17

I agree Mr J - a warm dry straw-y muck heap is the perfect nursery for baby rats - but they don't eat the stuff. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 08:15

Morning Wonky  ((hugs))

Have a good day   Hope your Lovely Hub is feeling better now.  Tell him the Rib of Beef and the gooseberries are waiting for him in the freezer

Hope you're going to post some pics of your garden purchases when you get a moment

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 08:10

But she can't drive over there, buy in bulk at reduced rates and fill up her car boot can she?  Loads and loads of people do that. 

I'm confused by her because she's of Polish heritage although born here  - her elderly father has returned to live in Poland ..................... maybe she doesn't want him coming back

Laurus Nobillis

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 08:00

Good idea - I use a mix of 3 parts John Innes No 3 loam-based compost to 1 part horticultural grit.

 

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 07:48

A friend is planning a trip to France to stock up on booze before we leave the EU and Import Duty goes back on wine that she brings in from her trips to the continent. 

At the rate she and her OH consume it, she'd better plan a few more trips between now and then   She's voting out, by the way.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 07:41

Clari   that means it'll soon be Wimbledon!!!

OH has local English asparagus in the farm shop !!!

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 07:39

There's obviously a market for it  https://www.spreadshirt.co.uk/political+underwear

(not for the easily shocked!)

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Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
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Blight resistant tomatoes

 
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Such a handsome chap

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ID please

 
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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

 
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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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Tracking their arrival 
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Whoops! I've done it again ......

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