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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 10:54

I didn't find it on my own ... I was sent it by a friend who shares my taste in music  

Have you read the translation provided in one of the comments below the video?

Last edited: 07 July 2017 10:54:39

4 in 1 evergreen

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 10:35

Have you watered in in well?  If not give it a thorough soaking now.

Areas containing moss will turn black ... the moss is dying which is what you want ... it's quite simple to hoick it out with a spring tine lawn rake.  

ID help please!

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 10:33

2.   looks like cyclamen leaves

3.  prunus seedling?

4. dahlia?

5.  Sambuccus nigra

6. one of the creeping campanulas

Hardly any insects in my garden

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 10:21

As you've obviously had bees around earlier in the year, this may be a temporary blip ... perhaps there's something else blooming at the moment in your area which is more attractive to bees than your lavender ... some Lime trees in blossom perhaps, or several acres of field beans which would be blooming just now ...... bees can't resist them! 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 10:05

Now this is what I call entertainment .... 

Thank goodness for the internet 

Hydrangea collapsing

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 09:23

I think that looks fine ... a glorious shrub .... it's in their nature to flop a bit but when the blooms begin to lose moisture the stems will spring back up again ... if you get heavy rain which weighs the blooms down even more I'd give them a shake to get rid of most of the rain.   

Lovely gardening assistant you have there 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 09:11

Gorgeous kittens    We don't have cats here (OH allergic) but we like to look at other people's ... and we have a vicarious pet cat ... the ginger one who came to visit us the day we moved in here ... we call him Hucknall and watch his exploits from a distance .... he lives in the house up on the corner, but we've seen him coming out of another house two doors away quite often as well .... he's a sociable chap. 

Hosta ... I don't do André R either   Put some sunscreen on!!!!!!!!!

Topbird, you're welcome to come and get a water butt full if you like ........ there's plenty in the puddles down the rise ........ 

Hardly any insects in my garden

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 08:34

And in late summer ... sedums, especially Sedum Spectabile ......... never fails to attract insects of all sorts 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 08:22
AuntyRach says:

Morning all. We missed the storms here so another pleasant day but not as warm. Having a big change to routine here as I can't keep my patio doors open because we have new... KITTENS!! 

They are delightful boys - bouncing round and causing general kitten-mischief! Lovely when they fall asleep though! 


 Photos!!!!!!!!  We demand PHOTOS!!!!!!!!!!!!  

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 08:21

Fairy ... we had everyone else's thunderstorms as well as our own ... apparently we're almost cut off from the rest of the country by train today ... lightning strikes have affected train routes, schools have been closed due to flooding, and several houses etc were struck yesterday afternoon. OH says that the garden centre had to close yesterday as the covered areas, kitchens and restaurant were all flooded by leaks from the new roof, and a house just down the road from the farm shop was struck.

But at least it didn't rain at Wimbledon 

I felt so sorry for that poor girl whose knee gave way beneath her ... I know how that feels ... 

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