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Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 05/11/2017 at 11:46

Satnav's not always reliable in Devon and Cornwall Obelixx ... I've had it try to take me up steps (or was it down ) and along tracks so narrow that my wingmirrors hit the hedgebanks on both sides, so probably a bit too narrow for Hosta's van.  Also some places are so spread apart that addresses a mile from each other can have the same one! 

Overwintering beans

Posted: 05/11/2017 at 10:24

Hello and welcome Mike at Frome (lovely part of the country )

Yes, they'll be showing above ground and make slow growth throughout the winter, speeding up as spring arrives.  They don't need any protection from frosts ... Claudia are tough as old boots ... I grow them most winters and they've survived being under snow for 9 weeks here in North Norfolk with no ill effects whatsoever.

As they get taller you might need to put up some canes and strings to sort of 'fence them in' to prevent them being bashed around by the wind ... that's all the help they need.


Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 05/11/2017 at 10:19
Dovefromabove says:

. But on the other hand perhaps we should be moving pots and raking leaves ... Yes that's probably a better idea ...

See original post

 Just remembered ... Lola is going in for her Service and MOT tomorrow ... we'll have to take out the myriad books, umbrellas, blankets, walking boots, coats, CDs etc and make sure the service history book is accessible ... that's another job for today ... and as I've got to get the Lola to the garage and come home which is two bus journeys and then get back there to fetch her when they've finished with her I'd probably better not risk bu$$ering up my knee again by going for a walk today so soon after it being so painful on Wednesday and Thursday.  

narcissus in grass / frost?

Posted: 05/11/2017 at 08:53

I meant to say ... Love Lent Lilies  ... Great choice 

narcissus in grass / frost?

Posted: 05/11/2017 at 08:52

Narcissus are tough as old boots. Get them in as soon as you can, give them a watering and don't worry.  They'll be fine even if there is a frost 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 05/11/2017 at 08:32

I think I'll see if my knee is up to a walk past the chalk mine and through the oak wood a bit later. I don't do it on my own since the last time my knee gave way but OH is home today so he may have time to come with me ... But on the other hand perhaps we should be moving pots and raking leaves ... Yes that's probably a better idea ...

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 05/11/2017 at 08:08

I'm under the duvet gazing out at a blue sky and lots of glorious autumn colour ... two oak trees are a wonderful mix of gold and bronze ... Gorgeous! 

Hope Fairy and Hosta both have good trips in fine weather with lots of great views and arrive home safely before dark 

Hello Joyce 

Last edited: 05 November 2017 08:11:48


Posted: 05/11/2017 at 07:50

It sounds as if all your plants are rotting. Stop watering the Snakeplants and do not spray them. They will hate it. Keep them dry for most of the year. 

What other sorts of plants are looking unhappy?    If plants are dying at the bottom if sounds as if their roots are drowning and rotting. 

Pothos should be kept fairly dryish. 

Last edited: 05 November 2017 07:54:18

Shriveled chilli leaves

Posted: 05/11/2017 at 07:46

Dicofol ... Autocorrect duh!

Shriveled chilli leaves

Posted: 05/11/2017 at 07:39

Difocol is an organochloride with serious effects on the environment.

Why would any first time poster trawl up an old thread simply to advocate its  use .... unless they are deliberately trying to cause argument  

Last edited: 05 November 2017 07:40:20

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