Dovefromabove


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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 22:52

Have been AWOL knitting woolly hats and watching athletics ... Will read back in the morning ... Sweet dreams all 

Ants on my Rhubarb

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 15:12

Lots of ants about this year .. they like the dry soil ... keep the soil nice and damp ... it'll be good for the rhubarb and the ants will move house to find somewhere dryer.    


Even with the wet weather we're getting at the moment, pour a couple of buckets of water on the soil at the base of the rhubarb at least once a week, maybe twice ... the leaves act like an umbrella and keep the soil dry even in the rain which is why the ants like it there.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 14:40

Absolutely ferdiddlin' down here ... no way am I going out there to cut some chard    ... we'll have new potatoes and  tinned sweetcorn with the chinese-style pork belly rashers instead of stir-fried noodles and chard.  

Black garden after Evergreen 4 in 1.

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 14:26

I weigh out the amount of 4 in 1 needed for an area 1m x 1m and put it in plastic cup and mark the level.


Then I measure the lawn and lay canes along the edge at 1m intervals.


Then I use the marked cup to scatter the appropriate amount evenly on each square metre ... not terribly complicated.


I've not killed my lawn yet 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 14:18


Hebe Hedgehog!!!  Wonky says she's quite small ... must be to have squeezed under the gate!!! 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 14:11

Just had a quick chat with Wonky ... anyone got a spare waxed jacket size 12 that's too big for them 


She needs a spare!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 


and guess what she and Flatters found in the garden shed last night, eating Flatters' supper ... 

Sweetcorn

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 13:54

And if it's any consolation, this rain will be good for them 'cos they're thirsty plants ...'

Sweetcorn

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 12:27

There's a very important gardening skill you could be learning while you wait 



Bramley apples - early fallers useless?

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 12:21

Apple chutney!  

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 12:20

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The Virtual Café

Tried and tested recipes to use up a glut and fill the pantry shelves 
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A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
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Please ID my mystery plant

I don't recognise this ...  
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Hello Forkers ... August edition

A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content...  
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Harvest 2017

 
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Two shrubs need a name please

Saved from the skip ... but what are they? 
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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Photobucket

New situation ... ? 
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Wildlife online ... interesting website

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The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Shrub ID please

 
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Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

 
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Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

 
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Getting my own back ....

 
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