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Posted: 25/05/2014 at 08:45

It has taken my friend months to get his affairs back in order as email and bank accounts were frozen due to suspicious activity on them - he was abroad at the time and chaos ensued - he used to work for HMF and is therefore very security conscious, but they even got him - the only way he found out that his details etc had been cloned was that because of his previous job his internet activity was being monitored by the British Army security!!!

hydrangea

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 08:41

There's no need to remove them. 

Roots everywhere

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 08:19

Have you got some mature trees in/around your garden?  They're probably at the other end of the roots. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 08:17

Have a lovely day Lily 

Fg - I think that at least one of the dancers last night could put both of his feet up whilst remaining vertical - at least that's what it looked like 

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 08:15

As we all know this is a good year for slugs and consequently an annoying one for gardeners.  Even in our garden with its gritty loam, hedgehogs and frogs, we are seeing the effects of marauding slugs.

I have therefore asked my Under gardener to spare a couple of inches of beer every now and then to use in a Slug Pub.  

Understanding that the slugs only need a small portion of the beer in a standard bottle, my Under-gardener has enthusiastically volunteered to do some research into the best beer for slug pubs, but wary of the possible damage to his liver (and bank balance) and seeing no reason to re-invent the wheel, I wondered whether any of you have established the slugs' beer of choice or alternatively whether you and/or your Under-gardeners would like to join in my Under-gardener's research on this important subject.

He has pointed out to me that this research will have added benefits as the Recycled Beer can be used as a potent activator on the compost heaps. 

Will you join in this research?  What is there to lose?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 07:59

Good morning Lesley, Clari and Fg 

What sort of dog Lesley?

Clari - I think plastic coops are the way to go - those mites can be such a problem.

Fg, glad your friend put your feet up for you - can you reach them and get them down now? 

Trimming Alder

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 07:55

The time to do it is after the leaves have fallen but before the sap rises in spring - certainly before the end of January.

There is information here on how to cut branches back flush with the trunk so that you retain a good shape without damaging the tree. 

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Advice/profile?PID=233 

I love alders - they're one of my favourite trees.

tomatoes

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 07:51

Hi Tomsk 

Tomatoes will need fresh soil/compost every year. 

http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/fruit-and-vegetables/how-to-grow-tomatoes-in-grow-bags-and-pots/340.html 

togyenko at chelsea - moss balls and 'art grage' lighting

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 07:47

Yes, I too heard them say that you can get the moss balls from florists - I imagine that possible the more trendy city florists might be the ones to go to - don't think the nice lady in the little shop down the road has them. 

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