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Anyone grown Livingstone rhubarb?

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 18:53

I grow Timperley Early - lovely sweet pink stems earlier than most other varieties - high yields once it gets established.  


Posted: 28/04/2017 at 18:50

Oh Blue Oniion that looks awful ........... keep it your side of the pond please, we don't want it over here 

Help identifying plants

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 18:12

Its ,London Pride, Saxifraga × urbium,  a perennial garden flowering plant. Alternative names for it include St. Patrick's Cabbage, Whimsey, Prattling Parnell, and Look Up And Kiss Me.

Yes, that looks like one of the flowering cherries. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 17:18

Interrupted Hardening Off

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 15:39

Me too Fidget ......... well, that's the plan anyway 

young fruit trees

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 13:52

Hopefully your neighbours' garden, full of aphids and other bugs, will act as a Nature Reserve, attracting the birds and predatory insects that will devour the aphids in your garden too 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 13:43

Oooooooh DD ((hugs))  positive thoughts winging your way 

Resurrected Twelve

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 12:11

Good afternoon folks   Been dashing about replenishing larder after having had a week of not driving in case the car failed me again.  Now it's fixed (hopefully) we cupboards are full again ........ everything took twice as long 'cos it's a bank holiday weekend and half the population are shopping for England!!!  What is it with people?  We'll have a chicken on Sunday when we have visitors, and cold chicken on Monday .... maybe with some asparagus and potato salad, but I haven't had to empty the supermarket.

Hope the poorly ones are on the mend, broken glass has been gathered safely and disposed of and all other problems resolved 

young fruit trees

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 11:58

If it was weedkiller (could it have been?) then I'm not sure there's anything you can do - it's a lesson learned to label things clearly.

I don't spray aphids except with a jet of water from the hosepipe ... we encourage birds and insects into the garden ... the bluetit families are feasting on the aphids at the moment, later on in the year the hover flies, lacewings and ladybirds will deal with them.  It takes a few years of courage not to spray, but it is possible to create an equilibrium in quite a small garden.  

If it was frost damage, then hopefully the trees will grow a second lot of leaves ... have they blossomed yet?  

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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 11:54

Oh Hosta ... keep up the fluids ((hugs))  maybe that was the last big bit of kidney stone passing through'?

LilyP  glad you got lots of cuddles - hope you didn't catch their lurgy.  

Back from shopping ..... left the list at home   I remembered everything (plus a few more things) except the lemons for Sunday's lemon meringue pie .......... never mind, a quick phone call to OH and he'll bring them home on his bike tonight.  

Now for a  

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Wildlife online ... interesting website

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Which ones have you seen? 
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Anyone up for it? 
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