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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 15:07

There's no accounting for some people's stupidity Topbird 

It keeps looking here as if we're going to get some more rain ...... but nothing happens ........... 

Can this plant survive

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 15:03

Yellow foam

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 15:00

Fascinating things, slime molds 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 14:39

Hi Topbird   We had a proper thunder and lightning storm and about two minutes of stair rods this morning, but since then ....... nothing .......... that won't have filled the butts 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 11:37

Oh Pat!!!  Many very happy returns of the day ... I hope your birthday is absolutely splendid!!! 

The pergola has arrived   

An extremely strapping  Polish? lad with a large cauliflower ear (looked like a rugby player) insisted on carrying it into the back garden despite it having been impressed on us that it would be 'kerbside drop off only'. He then detached the packet of bolts and told me to take them indoors as rain is forecast.  

Now he's on his way to Ipswich to install some garden furniture ...... he said he left Northampton a couple of hours ago .... today is an easy day apparently.

The fish has been poached and eggs have been boiled and are cooling ... a parsley sauce has been made and potatoes have been steamed and mashed.  All will be assembled when it's cool. 

Just before the pergola arrived I had a bit of a kitchen mishap ... I moved the salad spinner on the draining board and dislodged two dinner plates ......... we have a hard ceramic tiled floor   I've swept up but can't vacuum as the vac is upstairs so out of my permitted area of operation at the moment  As we have another 14 of those large plain white plates I won't get upset about it 

We've also just had a 'lively' storm ... the golf club fired off a 'lightning warning' maroon earlier .... they fired the all clear just now, and the sun is shining again. 

Last edited: 22 June 2017 11:40:06

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 08:20

Hope it's not as bad as you think it's going to be Pdoc ......... have you told the therapist how you hate going back to the hospital ... are there no alternative venues?  ((hugs))

Help! Is my Amelanchier dying?

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 08:12

Mike ... you seem to have conflated the original question which was posted three years ago and questions by two other posters -  Maylane's question about another amelanchier which was posted yesterday and a post from Blameitonthedog who's amelanchier is doing something similar. 

The photos of the progression of the coloured leaves are all from three years ago, and there is no indication from the recent posts that there is/are  fences involved.   

Last edited: 22 June 2017 08:14:35

What are these, buds, eggs or some fungal infection

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 08:01

Those are various types of fungi.  They are feeding on the organic matter (wood chip/ mulch etc) and will break it down and make it available as nutrients for your plants.

Most of us are in the UK and here it is a perfectly normal occurrence in our gardens and nothing to worry about.

I expect it is just the same in Massachusetts. 

Anybody know where to buy a flexible rubber plug for stoppering drainage holes in planters?

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 07:55
debs64 says:

Maybe for a water feature? 

See original post

 That had been my initial assumption ... and then the poster said

"...Again, do I place the sealant over the inside or outside of the planter? I assume the outside if the planter is already full - LOL! - but is it more effective on the inside if the planter's empty?"

To me that sounds as if it's planted up 

Garden higher than house

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 07:51

I agree ... you need professional advice ... don't just try to 'dig it up and move it back'  .... the water table is likely to be higher than the level of your home and you could end up with serious flooding/damp problems affecting your house and those of any neighbours. 

Last edited: 22 June 2017 07:51:32

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