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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 07:53

Good morning all  G'day Pat 

Hope you get a lovely delivery route today Hosta. 

It looks like a bright and beautiful day out there. 

Ill get on with digging in manure and planting the new Sunny Corner ... we think we've found a pergola online that will be just right ... Just got to double-check measurements etc. 

Resurrected Fourteen

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 07:43

Ah, I sort of missed out on Bob the Builder ... I know about BobtheGardener  tho' 

Morning everyone 

Hope Pansys heron has found a different breakfast buffet 

Resurrected Fourteen

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 22:27

Wasn't that Roy Castle?  You won't remember Clari ... You're too young!

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 21:32

Glad to hear your dad's cheerful Chicky ... that's so important 

I've had a lovely time in the garden today, working on the new Sunny Corner, accompanied by and anxious pair of robins and their fledglings ... the parents were grabbing little worms and grubs as soon as my fork turned the soil over.  We've had threatening skies this evening, but the showers haven't been heavy and now the bats are out and about.  


Posted: 20/05/2017 at 21:20

It depends a lot upon the conditions, e.g. water temperature, amount of food available etc.  Usually froglets start leaving the pond in early summer but sometimes it can be well into September, and sometimes they will overwinter as tadpoles and complete the metamorphosis the following year.  

Unknown grass?

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 20:43

Carex pendula ... a bit of a thug ... not really for the average garden ... ok if you have a large woodland-type garden ... most people would recommend getting rid of it while it's small enough for you to stand a chance of winning. Don't let it seed. 

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Favourite late flowering clematis

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 19:50

Clematis viticella urpurea plena elegans 

Absolutely gorgeous and totally reliable 

Brown Grass

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 19:44

I agree, a photo will help with a proper diagnosis and enable us to make informed suggestions.

However, if it is 'thatch',  it won't just 'go away; it  needs raking out, either with a hand lawn rake, or an electric one. 

Last edited: 20 May 2017 19:44:35

Brussels Sprouts and Greyhound Cabbages

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 19:38


Let us know how you get on .

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 18:03

Clari ... I agree - a formal letter requesting immediate payment exactly as Topbird has suggested.

ACAS can be really helpful in this sort of circumstance 

Your ex boss really is a total a*****le 

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Hello Forkers - May Edition

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Which ones have you seen? 
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Anyone up for it? 
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ID this flowering tree please

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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

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When dreams come true ...

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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

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New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

What is blooming in your garden? 
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