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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 07:33

Good morning all  G'day Pat 

Cooler this morning, but beautiful - real 'mists and mellow fruitfulness' out there with the low sun shining hazily over the beans, squashes and tomatoes and the dew on the cobwebs glistening .........absolutely gorgeous.

Lovely pics of Southwold BL - glad you had a nice visit - did you find somewhere nice to have lunch?

How do you cope with flies

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 19:35

Thought some people were missing ........................ 

How do you cope with flies

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 19:29

We don't get many here (hope I've not talked them up) but one house I lived in used to get a lot of flies come indoors in the summer months.  We found that a Vapona Pen was very effective.  It's a clear liquid in a sort of felt tip pen - you draw it around the edge of each window pane - you can hardly see it, but when the flies walk over it, and they usually do, it doesn't take long for whatever the stuff is to kill them.  You just have to sweep or vacuum them up each day.

I liked it because it was invisible and I wasn't spraying noxious stuff into the air.  

Plant id

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 18:09

The ones with the large leaves?  Look like foxgloves to me - should flower next year. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 17:40

Got rid of 7 Pattypans at tennis, but there's still loads on the 2 plants - we're having two for supper with some french beans and fresh haddock, there's no room in the freezer - it's full of raspberries - think I'll have to make some jam and chutney sometime very soon - I need room to freeze some beans 

Plant identification No. 2 please

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 16:02

I'd go with privet.

Any lilac in the vicinity?  Some lilacs are grated onto the native privet, and the rootstock may have sprung into life. 

Trimming tree

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 15:59

You may well find that your tree is so ugly he's been trying to disguise it with the climbers - he may well be over the moon that you're having it cut - but like others, I'd take it right down, take the stump out and grow something beautiful.


Posted: 07/09/2016 at 15:55

This one?

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 14:36

It's dry and warm here Hosta - just overcast and very muggy!  

I'm back from 90 minutes of indoor tennis and need a shower , but first we have to go to B&Q to get some wall boards cut for one end of the studio - we may be able to bring them back in the car with the top down, or could have them delivered ...  


Posted: 07/09/2016 at 14:25

Come the revolution, when the worms turn ........ beware of worms bearing knapsack sprayers 

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