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Global warming

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 06:47

Trump believes in a fictitious 'clean coal' and intends to promote coal fuelled power stations as the way forward 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 06:37

 Good morning everyone .... 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 22:19

  'Time for bed' said Zebedee ...

sweet dreams SGL  

Potting compost

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 20:18
seyfades says:

It's the google research that is confusing me. Most of the comments states to dig it in the soil ground which is not suitable for me, any advise is welcome.

See original post


It can be confusing. There are two separate meanings for the word 'compost'. 

One is 'garden compost' which Gardeners 'make' in compost heaps or bins from decaying vegetable matter. This is usually dug into the soil as a soil conditioner or used as a mulch. 

The other is 'potting compost' which can be bought as proprietary branded mixes with various ingredients and added fertilisers etc.

 Some Gardeners make their own potting compost, usually from varying proportions of loam, grit, leaf mould etc. 

Global warming

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 20:07

"Our" very easily identifiable hedgehog who visited us regularly for several summers, often brjnging youngsters with her, did not reappear following the very mild 2015/16 winter which seems to have caused a lot of difficulties for hibernating creatures. 

Why is my ivy dropping it's leaves?

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 18:44

I think it's a combination of winter and wood pigeons - I can see that they and the blackbirds have been stripping the berries so the pigeons have probably had a go at the leaves too. 

Hopefully it'll soon have robins and wrens nesting there 

Global warming

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 17:42

KT53  Maybe I've misunderstood something, but my understanding was that although global temperatures overall are rising, this is causing weather patterns to become more erratic, so some areas are having snap cold spells which have not been usual before, eg the very cold spell in part of the US a while back, while some areas have hotter temperatures than has been usual in the past and some have wetter spells. 

There was a time when we thought that global warming simply meant warmer weather and rising sea levels - hence a sudden interest in drought resistant plantings. As time has gone on we're learning that it's much more complex than that. 

Why is my ivy dropping it's leaves?

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 17:20

presumably the stems and roots of the ivy are the other side of the wall?  Whose land/garden is over there?

Global warming

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 16:55

That sort of supports the theory of global warming. 

Global warming doesn't mean that our weather is getting warmer - it means that our weather patterns are becoming more and more erratic. 

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 15:45

If you're anywhere near a Notcutts garden centre they're selling various bird nesting boxes 2 for the price of one during February.

Some nice wooden ones with slats roofs and easy-clean based £14.99 for two. 

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