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wild primroses

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 13:19

Mine have been flowering for months Fairy

Think I shall split them this summer, if they ever stop flowering. 

Plant / weed id

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 13:15

It looks to me like one of the Verbascums. Sometimes a wild plant but often grown in gardens - it's a biennial and in it's second year throws up a tall flowering spike of yellow flowers, sometimes with maroon marking. 

Photinia problems

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 11:00


I wonder if they've made tender new growth a bit too early due to a warmish spell, and then it's been hit by a frost or blasted by cold wind?

Last edited: 26 February 2017 11:01:01

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 10:57

AuntyRach   I'll try not to let it go to my head

Oak Acorns

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 09:02

I had a google too Kitty - I found several pics - they look like interesting attractive trees for large plots, but I've not noticed many/any even in the south of England. I suspect suspicions may be well founded. 

Dead lawn

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 08:54

I agree with the comments about raising the cutter bar on your mower - that lawn looks as if it has been scalped   It will look much better if, after raking and feeding ax had been suggested, it is allowed to grow a bit longer - raise the cutter bar and mow weekly. 

What's this buried under our garden?

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 08:13

Steve - I remember the outbreaks of swine fever in the 60s I think ... Farmers had to slaughter and bury their pigs on the farm, digging the pits by hand and covering the corpses with a layer of lime which was delivered on a lorry. maybe that's what you've found? 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 08:03

Good morning you lot 

((Hugs)) to Pat and all who need them  

We have some patches of blue sky and sunny spells so far ...

hope the drivings not too bad in the wet Hosta  and that you find something to distract you from the hsewk Fairy 

Oak Acorns

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 20:13

I go over the beds with a sharp hoe every so often - that gets rid of most of the ash tree seedlings that grow from the seeds that fall from the trees around our garden, and the oak tree seedlings growing from the acorns sown by the local jays. 

Its not any more work than I would do to remove other weeds from time to time. 

If that is too much like gardening I suppose you could always put down a lawn, grow flowers in pots and sweep up the acorns. 

Id rather do that than destroy a mature oak tree. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 17:34

My first thought when I hear the word 'staples' is those 'u' shaped double ended nails used for fixing wire fences ... That's a farmers daughter for you 

Back from a lovely visit to Wonky  Lots of snowdrops and lots of other things peeping through, and a Geum Totally Tangerine blooming as if it's midsummer! 

I've left my poorly laptop with her Lovely Hub and he will wave a magic wand and make it better so I don't have to post on my phone all the time. 

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