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Dwarf forsythia - what do you think?

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 15:35

£13 !!!  Bargain!!!   Well done you ............... nice to know the dog approves 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 15:14

Obelixx - try the RSPB identifier pages 

There are audio recordings of each bird as well as descriptions, pics etc. 

Our robin is singing very loudly today 

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 15:03

That looks like a queen wasp who's spent the winter hibernating in a cosy cranny in your house and is now looking for a suitable place to set up home  .............  better outside than indoors! 

Last edited: 28 March 2017 15:03:29

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 14:28

I've just come in to peel off yet another layer - it's really warm out there - the bluetits are popping in and out of the nestbox and the bees are a'buzzin 


Posted: 28/03/2017 at 13:37

I would advise leaving them alone - their priority is to get a good root system developed first, which will  support the future top growth.  Without a good root system you'll have a rubbish plant.

I suggest a light feed of Fish Blood and Bone, a mulch with some compost/well rotted manure/soil conditioner and a bit of patience, then stand well back ......... 


Posted: 28/03/2017 at 13:31

Snap Fairy 


Posted: 28/03/2017 at 13:30

Yes, they're perennial 

They're spring flowering ... usually slowing down and stopping as the warm weather arrives ... then sometimes they start again in the autumn but most wait until early spring, depending on the weather that year. 

You can lift and divide your primroses/primulas to increase their number - this video shows  you how 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 11:54

'spect they'll phone dreckly Hosta 


Posted: 28/03/2017 at 11:53

Farmers leave carrots and parsnips in the ground and cover them over with straw to prevent the soil freezing hard - this way they can usually be harvested through most of the winter.  If a hard freeze is forecast they will harvest extra in order to meet the demand during the freeze.  

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 09:25

I worry about bikers wearing jeans ......... I've seen some very nasty cases of gravel rash in my time 

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Getting my own back ....

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Hello Forkers - May Edition

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Pond mystery solved

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Hello Forkers - April edition

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Ceratostigma willmottianum

Is it too late to cut back? 
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A wind-up/solar powered radio

Ideal for greenhouse or potting shed 
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Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
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Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
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Another ID please

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ID this flowering tree please

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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

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When dreams come true ...

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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

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New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

What is blooming in your garden? 
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RIP Rick Parfitt

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