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can I be planted outside

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 08:28

Our house plants spend most of the summer outside in a sheltered spot,  but stood on grit and with copper tape around them. They really benefit from their summer holiday, but just this week OH removed a striped snail from our landing windowsill - it must've hitched a ride on the Christmas cacti 

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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 08:12

 And it's a nice feeling to get those jobs done isn't it? 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 08:04

Good morning all  G'day Pat   It obviously takes one to know one   

Hosta, my OH is joining you at the coal face today. Not usual for him but they're short staffed so ...  And as we have a trip to Lincs it'll be an evening journey. Back tomorrow evening. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 20:39

Fairy you'd better grab a slice before OH eats it all ...

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 17:35

Tastes good Fairy 

The Bressingham photo is Percy's Pride which I love. I'm also tempted by Little Maid. They're both sp gorgeous. 

Safe place for planting pot grown oak trees

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 16:54

That's great - wonderful that your son will be able to take his children and grandchildren to see it and maybe have picnics in its shade 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 16:10

Just had a phone call from Wonky - her step-daughter visiting from Brighton (and now a qualified teacher with a fiancé and a driving licence  :shock: ) loves the last jumper that I knitted for DD, and if she gets the wool will I knit one for her too?  ........... Of course I will ... :D 

Oh, and there's a boiled fruit cake in the oven - don't let me forget to check it will you - it's in a different shaped tin so not overly sure of the time it'll take to cook ......... 

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Posted: 22/10/2016 at 14:47

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 12:29

I suspected that I was already slightly smitten by kniphofias and then I saw this


and realised that it was True Love ....... the problem is that I don't have the same acreage as Bressingham Gardens  

Do you think that if I don't see it again for twelve months I'll forget all about them, or will absence make the heart grow fonder? 

overgrown pond but home for toad!!

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 12:02

We have toads and we don't have that grass (which looks to me like some type of carex) - provide your toads with some hidey holes (we find that broken earthenware pots on their side to make little 'caves' in damp dark corners work well) and pull up the grass.   You probably won't get rid of it all and it will make inroads again, but keeping it under control will work for you and not disadvantage the toads.  

Toads spend most of their time on land and only need the pond for breeding - and they need fairly deep ponds for that so you'll be doing them a favour by clearing the pond at least partially


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