Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 20:18

Glad I spoke to 'Wonky before I read about the bamboo 


Have been dining on Pasta Puttanesca on the terrace with OH - a bottle of rosé has been drunk, and he's been on beer   I've promised not to hit submit before he's seen the typing   ( i'm a bit squiffly )


Weve been playing the dinner party game - you know, who would you invite to eat and get drunk with and put the world to rights with ... well, alongside Stephen Fry (who is apparently on everyone;s list, but at least he lives just up the road from here) several of you made the cut 

Tomato hornbeam worm have you seen one?

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 18:35

Dahlias

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 16:49

If you like single dahlias (I do and so do the bees) have a look at Honka


 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/7965526/How-to-grow-dahlias.html 


gorgeous in the border and as a cut flower.


That article also has interesting information about Bishop's Children 

When to scarify...

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 16:40

Well that was a good buy!  Very pleased!  I've done the front lawn with the rake attachment - the lawn has been very neglected this year (parental demise etc) and it was a very old and somewhat neglected lawn when we moved here, and up until today it's only been spiked with a fork and raked with a spring tine rake ........ today I removed more than 3/4 of our brown bin full of thatch and moss, and the lawn's not a large one ... as long as the drive and as wide as the house   It' looks pretty rough now, but some rain will improve things - then I'll give it another raking and in September I'll scarify and oversow with some lawn seed.  


I was going to hire one, but this machine will pay for itself before September is out 

What is it??

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 16:26

It needs to be indoors before the frosts come   It'll be happy on a sunny windowsill in the house. 

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 16:23

cats

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 16:18

My son's can has never pooped or wee'd on anyone's lawn.  He's a very happy and healthy house cat and doesn't go outside at all.  

Water Gel Crystals

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 16:16

I bought and used some of the gel crystals once - totally useless - in fact, worse than useless - and I've read that they're considered to be really bad for the environment, so goodness knows how I'm going to get rid of the ones sitting in a tub in the garden shed 

Kitchens For Sale Dundee UK|20|

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 14:54

Now you've dunnit Pdoc ............. we'll never get rid of them ............................ 


Or at least, you won't ............................... 

Tomato hornbeam worm have you seen one?

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 14:22

I'd put it back where you found it, or if that's not possible then let it go on a  privet bush or on an area of soft dry shady soil with a good bunch of ash or privet leaves.  They're much better off fending for themselves than they are in our hands - and I'll lay money on it being a Privet Hawk Moth.  

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