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HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 08:03

Good morning/G'day all

Pat, how nice that Bro won't miss out on the snow

The thermometer is showing a minimum of 1.1C last night, but the sprinkling of snow that fell last night is frozen solid on the roof of the mini-greenhouse.  I've just been out to top up the bird feeders and put some oats out for the blackbirds, and everything is thawing and dripping now - but the pavements look as if they're going to be slippy in patches for a while so doubtless the roads are the same.

Take care out there folks!

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 17:17

Sounds yummy to me 

OH has just informed me it's snowing outside 

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 17:13

Someone remind me to charge up the camera batteries 

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 15:59

It's too late for lunch Fairy, all washed up and put away - but in a couple of hours we'll be having a New England Boiled Dinner - boiled bacon joint with carrots, leeks, potatoes and cabbage with parsley sauce - a big pot is simmering on the hob - plenty for all comers 

Plant food etc - opinions & recommendations please

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 15:22

Apparently my grandfather would hover by his garden gate 'guarding the deposit' until one of his children came home from school - they were sent out with bucket and shovel 

When I drive through the countryside and see a stack of plastic sacks and the sign Pony Poo 50p per bag my car screeches to a halt and I leap out and put a couple of bags in the boot 

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 15:19

Fidget - we just had Eggs Benedict for lunch 

Fairy - that looks beautiful 

Whats the best Honeysuckle

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 15:14

Another vote here for Graham Thomas - a beautiful highly scented creamy-yellow honeysuckle that carries on flowering into late autumn in this garden 

Plant food etc - opinions & recommendations please

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 14:17

Oh yes, barrow loads of home made compost is dug into the veg patch every spring, and more barrow loads used for mulch on the borders every autumn - and manure of one sort or another is an ingredient in every batch of my compost 

Brambles.....er roses !!

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 13:18

I find that experts older than me plant with the union above ground.

Experts younger than me bury the graft union.

I plant with the graft well below ground.  Apart from any other reason, I find that in windy East Anglia, if the shrub is planted deeply it helps prevent wind-rock.  

I've seen old HT roses with the graft above ground suffer really badly from wind-rock, which encourages the growth of suckers from the rootstock.  

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 11:31

Hosta, you know what's coming don't you?

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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At last you've done that job you've been putting off for ages ... 
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HELLO FORKERS! part two

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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Lily Beetle !!!

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If you listen to the Archers ....

...... or even if you don't ................. 
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East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

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