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Plant Identification

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 10:42

It could be either ... without asking you won't know ... it commonly springs up from bird droppings so birds perching overnight in the fir trees could have 'sown' them .... but on the other hand if it's a long line of shrubs all about the same size it could be that the land-owner has made a really thoughtful choice.  

Resurrected Eighteen

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 10:37

Morning all   Love straight lines in veg plots and allotments ... I've been tempted to use a set square when hoeing a drill   

Sleepless night here too .... sorry if it was catching ... I'm blaming parenthood .... even if they are old enough to look after themselves 

Pond Newst

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 10:21

Newts don't live in ponds all year round ... they spend most of their lives on dry land, returning to ponds to breed ... they'll be back 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 10:19

Maybe if we ask Daniel and Nora they could come up with something ................... 

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 10:17

That hedge looks fantastic now ... I had to look back to your photos on the first page just to check that it had been as I'd remembered .............. see, we were right weren't we   And we're turning you into a gardener too 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 10:04

Oooh no Clari ... not a Westie!   We used to live next door to one ... apparently his behaviour with underwear in the used laundry basket wasn't polite  .... and I have been known to dribble ... apparently 

Poor you ... get well soon ((hugs)) .... and how do you know those old women aren't reading Hello Forkers!?


Posted: 17/07/2017 at 08:57

You've identified the problem. I use the thinnings as salad leaves. Also plenty of watering needed for the roots to swell. 

Good luck 

Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 08:47

Dont think you should be offering us pieces of your cake ... You're going to be needing it all for the queue of customers ... But if you insist ... 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 08:39

Good morning all 

I was awake around four-ish too ... But after answering an ID query I found I couldn't get on the site so couldn't join in the chat. Dachalover I'm glad you see my 'style' for what it is ... Just being friendly to all ... There have been those who have viewed it with suspicion ... But I joined this forum a long time ago when there were various factions and rivalries and one group would not talk to another which was confusing and off putting for newbies ...this is why I try to include everyone and make new folks feel welcome.  And I suppose by nature I'm more of a Labrador than a .......................

what's one of those dogs that's automatically suspicious of everyone ? 

Cant remember ..... More coffee needed ....!!!

Plant Identification

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 02:18

Common elder - Sambucus nigra (elderberry wine, elderflower cordial etc). 

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