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Mystery Shrub

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 08:17

Looks like Pieris 'Forest Flame'. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 07:58

My cars booked in at the garage for tomorrow - hope it starts so I can get it there 

best way to identify native blue and white bells

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 07:34

Hmm, interesting ... I was reading something the a while back about the fact that although we seem to have lost our English Elms, there are naturally occurring hybrids which are resistant to the Dutch Elm disease, and that we could, in the future, see magnificent elms taking their place again in the English countryside. If somehow the hybridisation had been prevented this would not be a possibility. 

Another native plant that is hybridising all over the place is our native primrose  ... I've found pink primroses in hedgerows in the middle of farmland a long way from any garden with cultivated primroses in it.   Are we saying that no one should grow any of Barnhaven's delightful primulas in case we lose our native primrose? 

It's been happening for years, think Darwin called it evolution. 

Bees seem to be to blame 

Im not saying that one path is right or wrong ... Just that it's worth thinking about ...

Last edited: 26 April 2017 07:35:52

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 07:10

Good morning all 

No sign of frost this morning but I did think I heard hail on the windows earlier. 

Interesting report out from the RHS on the effect on British gardens of climate change. 

Water Stressed Pumpkins

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 21:54

Just to confirm - I'm in Norfolk and wouldn't consider plantjng out squash before early June ... Good luck with the next lot 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 21:38

Ahh, the thought of Wonky's Lovely Hub doing dinner.......... He has many amazing qualities, but providing meals isn't one of them ... They both have well developed self preservation skills 

She's promised me theyll have something quick but nourishing and she'll get an early night. 

Im tucked up in bed already ... Sweet dreams everyone 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 19:19

Sounds like a lovely day Wonky ....... hope you have many more like that ((hugs)) 

Mouldy mail order asparagus crowns

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 16:52

If it's just surface mould and they're otherwise firm I'd go ahead and plant them.

If they're squishy and soft then I'd send photos to the suppliers and say that you want a refund as they're not fit for purpose.  

If you do Twitter it's a good way to contact them as companies seem to respond more quickly and favourably. 


Posted: 25/04/2017 at 16:47
Singing Gardener says:

Bbarb: I got impatient with the lack of ladybirds a couple of years ago and bought some (100?) ladybird larvae which I placed carefully on aphid infested paths. Within a day or so the ladybird larvae had all gone and the aphids were as bad as ever but a few days later the local ladybird population caught up and ate the aphids so I decided the larvae hadn't been worth the money.

See original post

 Maybe the ladybirds were the larvae all grown up? 

Jam jar flowers

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 14:35

MU - the cerinthe is self-sown from last year ... they just appeared 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
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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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Last Post: 29/05/2017 at 15:54

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

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Last Post: 25/05/2017 at 21:08

Getting my own back ....

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Hello Forkers - May 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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Last Post: 01/06/2017 at 11:14

Pond mystery solved

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Hello Forkers - April edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat for everyone to get together and socialise 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum

Is it too late to cut back? 
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Last Post: 30/03/2017 at 12:27

A wind-up/solar powered radio

Ideal for greenhouse or potting shed 
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Last Post: 11/03/2017 at 18:51

Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
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Last Post: 17/02/2017 at 14:48

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
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Last Post: 23/02/2017 at 10:39

Another ID please

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