Dovefromabove


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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.  

tadpoles

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. 

Last edited: 20 May 2017 20:44:28

Favourite late flowering clematis

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 19:50

Clematis viticella urpurea plena elegans


 http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/clematis-purpurea_plena-elegans.html 


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

Enjoy!  


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 https://www.gov.uk/pay-and-work-rights 


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

Brussels Sprouts and Greyhound Cabbages

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 17:44

If you're in any doubt about the soil being firm enough it can pay you to stake the Brussels Sprout plants with a tomato cane each, as if they rock in the wind as they grow the sprouts will be loose and like a rosette rather than a nice firm sprout.  

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 17:36

Good to see you Runnybeak ........ hope all is ok with you 

Garden edging

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 17:33

More than likely KT .......... and he has nothing better to do, no garden to play in, no friends to chat to ..... sad isn't it ?  

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The Virtual Café

Tried and tested recipes to use up a glut and fill the pantry shelves 
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A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
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Please ID my mystery plant

I don't recognise this ...  
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Hello Forkers ... August edition

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

Saved from the skip ... but what are they? 
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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Photobucket

New situation ... ? 
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Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
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The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Shrub ID please

 
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Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

 
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Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

 
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Getting my own back ....

 
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