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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 07:38

It is gorgeous isn't it?  But it'd probably look better in your home Hosta, than in this one -  At least it would probably get dusted more regularly at your place 

Hope work flies by today and you're home in time to enjoy some of the better weather.

Chicky, sounds as if you're having a fantastic time 

Clay pot washing

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 07:33

If pots are muddy then I use a dry bristle scrubbing brush - other than that I leave clay pots well alone.  As you say, they look better 'weathered'. 

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 07:01

Ah!  Just realised - you've already done it - that was an old photo and now I've seen your other thread - ignore the above post. 

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 06:50

Ned, I would cut that back by about one third in height in the spring to encourage it to thicken up. 

Then cut back all side shoots by one third as well.

Mixing carnivore plants with cherry tree

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 06:46

Hang some bird feeders around your tree to attract blue tits and other small birds - they'll eat the bugs for you. 

And don't worry about cherry leaves at this time of year - it's autumn - they'll be falling off soon and you'll be sweeping them up to put on the compost heap.

Haven't got a compost heap?  Now there's something you can do in the garden at this time of year - start a compost heap 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 06:40

Good morning all   G'day Pat 

We've had some proper rain   hopefully the grass will turn green soon.  It's still grey and overcast and I'm in my jimjams so I've not gone outside to check the temperature yet.


Posted: 10/09/2016 at 18:15

I heard Melanie's record, Alexander Beetle on the radio this morning - I love it and I've played it twice since, and now it's going round and round in my head ......... 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 17:24

Yvie  , that lot's not jam, it's chutney - that's veg isn't it 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 17:10

Still too hot to touch!

And no, it's not just you 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 16:49
Lantana says:

... Dove, your store cupboard must look fantastic, crammed full of all that lovely homemade produce. ...

 All on shelves in the garage - dark and cool - and anyway there's no room in the pantry - we need to fit more shelving in there this winter.  

Love a load of preserves all lined up on shelves - makes me feel all comfy inside - wasn't it Rabbit in Winnie the Pooh who felt like that? 

Just re-watching GW - so sad to watch the bit about the Pershore plums - a very good foodie friend of mine was writing a book about plums (she had a publisher and everything) when she was suddenly taken ill and died a couple of years ago. 

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