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Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 07/10/2017 at 07:36

We've got some very good cider in the fridge for tonight Clari ... You're very welcome ... Sausage and bean casserole ok? 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 07/10/2017 at 06:50

Morning all  G'day Pat  Just waking here and waiting for coffee to arrive ... The moon was big and beautiful a moment ago but it's behind a bank of cloud now. 

Leycesteria Formosa .

Posted: 07/10/2017 at 06:38

I would take heeled cuttings  ... You could try now or in late spring/early summer. 

They also grow easily from seed ... Pop a few in a pot of compost and put in a sheltered corner and keep moist and you should get seedlings in the spring. 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 22:38

That gives me indigestion just thinking about it !!!

night all 

Net fruit bags - tomato ties etc.

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 22:36

It's widely recommended by the RSPB and many others that because of instances of birds becoming tangled, the fat balls should never be hung out in net bags but should be removed and put into feeders made for the purpose. 

Thuja trees

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 19:21

How was the soil prepared for them, and how have they been cared for since planting?

I think the problem is more likely to be cultural (soil, conditions, care etc) rather than any beasties doing them in.    That being said, the loss of a few small sprigs is usually nothing to worry about.  What proportion of the trees has gone brown? 

Can we have a photo of the whole row of trees, including the base please. 

Thuja trees

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 15:56

If you can't see any aphids there's no point in spraying against them ... and you'll be harming all the other wildlife that would predate on any aphids that might appear.

Why were the other cyprus trees removed?  Have these been planted in the same place?  

Is it ok to plant in autumn?

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 15:40
Hostafan1 says:

With container grown plants,so long as the ground is frozen solid, or waterlogged, you can pretty much plant at any time of year.

As raisingirl suggests, some , more tender plants, might need a little TLC over the winter.

See original post


Think Hosta's made a typo there ... I'm sure he meant to say so long as the ground isn't frozen solid

Lawn decimated

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 14:45

There do seem to be badgers living in Dudley ... lots of stuff turns up if you put 'badgers Dudley' into Google

Here's just one 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 09:46

Clari, you'll know at least some of  his music ... you must have heard 'Free Fallin' and 'Won't Back Down' and what about 'Handle with Care' and the other stuff he did as part of the Travelling Wilburys with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne ... he's written and recorded so much as well as performing with so many people from Stevie Nicks to ... well, everyone who's anyone really  ... hold on a min .......................................  here you are .......... 

I know you're a young 27, but you can't be so young you've not heard at least something he's done ... 

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