Dovefromabove


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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 11:00

We head for Cornwall  at the beginning of June or the beginning of September 


I remember pony-trekking on Dartmoor at the end of July .......... I've never been so wet 

Why don't they grow?

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 10:17

I think low light levels  are often more of a problem with slow growth than we sometimes realise.  

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 10:14

Deadheading done, sweet peas picked, some tomatoes eaten ... proper breakfast of muesli and raspberries eaten, bathroom cleaned, washing on line .... and athletics on the telly 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 10:11

That's why you've got lush green grass and don't have to  top your lake up ... over here we had brown lawns until recently and brother's reservoirs were getting low ... 

Transplanting Grapes

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 10:08

Why were they being ripped out?  Are they diseased?  Are they not producing well for some reason?


Farmers don't often rip out a productive plant.


I think cuttings would be a better bet ... those are large vines to transplant at this time of year with a dry summer ahead, but check first that they're not diseased. 

Plant ID Please

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 09:38

Hypericum ...... possibly this one https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/9013/i-Hypericum-kouytchense-i/Details 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 09:32

Raisingirl ... we book a week of good weather in Cornwall when we book our holiday home (there's a box you can tick but you have to know where it is) .... we've been doing it for years and years .......... we've never had a bad week yet  ........ usually what's happening on the north coast is different to what's happening on the south, and what's happening inland is different again ... so we can just seek out the weather that suits .... 

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Identifying Calendula seeds

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 09:27

I didn't say they knew a lot about cameras Nut ... just that they know more about them than they know about plants 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 09:24

Couldn't afford to get a train down to you even if there was one Hosta ... have you seen the price of tickets???


At least you have a motorway pointing vaguely towards you ... we have one of the largest port complexes in Europe and not one motorway in East Anglia ...

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 08:50

Hmmmm .... the Met Office says "... UK Outlook for Friday 25 Aug 2017 to Friday 8 Sep 2017:


Through the latter part of August and into early September, we are most likely to see a northwest/southeast split in the weather, although confidence in this is low. This will bring changeable conditions across the northwest, with spells of rain and strong winds at times, whilst the south and east will be drier and settled more often. As a result, temperatures may often be warmer in the south with a low chance of temporary warm and thundery conditions for some southeastern areas. In contrast, temperatures will remain close to normal or perhaps a little below across the north....."


What about the South-west???????? That's where we'll be ........... 

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A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content...  
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Harvest 2017

 
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Two shrubs need a name please

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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

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