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Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 07/10/2017 at 19:32

Have to find something useful to do when it's too wet and cold to be outside Hosta  

Help with honeysuckles

Posted: 07/10/2017 at 18:16

It's very difficult to keep a honeysuckle happy in a container ... they're woodland plants who like their roots in a large deep cool damp shady space with lots of humous like the woodland floor, and their heads to be in the sunshine as they would be, peeking out from the hedgerows and tree branches.

Containers are generally too warm, dry, shallow and confined for them.

Have you anywhere suitable where you could plant them in the soil?

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 07/10/2017 at 17:40

Pork and rabbit pies out of the oven and cooling 

Jellified stock will be added tomorrow when they're properly cool

Last edited: 07 October 2017 17:44:38

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 07/10/2017 at 15:25

LP  ((hugs))   it's good to be able to provide a helping hand and some TLC when needed.   Hopefully your daughter will discover that sometimes, just managing to cope is 'super enough'   Perfection can always be left until the day after tomorrow 


Posted: 07/10/2017 at 15:05

The potatoes will be fine to eat. 

The little insects are just feeding on the rotted potato ... they're part of the fauna that lives in the soil and contributes to breaking down the nutrients and making them accessible to plants ... yesterday's Gardener's World looked at a small part of this topic.  It will be repeated today and tomorrow 

However, the compost in your pot is likely to be exhausted of most nutrients and would be best added to your compost heap or turned out onto a bed or border.  Use fresh compost to grow further crops. 

blodgy lawn

Posted: 07/10/2017 at 14:59

Can we see some photos please 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 07/10/2017 at 12:49

JBR ... such an annoying man 

Thank you so much ... would you be happy for me to put that recipe on the Wildfood forum? 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 07/10/2017 at 12:33

Whoops!  looks like the end has been chopped off ... but I can probably work out the rest from there ... thanks very much Obelixx. 

JM and The Carved Angel had a great reputation ... I think Keith Floyd often sang its praises ... then John Burton Race took over, and what with his marriage shenanigans it all went downhill 

Gooseberries and grass

Posted: 07/10/2017 at 11:18

Afraid it's wait for a dry day, lie on your tum and reach under the prickly branches and handweed.  The alpine-type strawberries keep spreading under my gooseberry bushes and I have to do the same 

Conference pears

Posted: 07/10/2017 at 11:16

Pears ripen off the tree and some take longer than others, so patience is what is needed.  You'll just have to keep testing them.

Any that refuse to ripen by the time your patience has run out can be pickled - lots of recipes online - great Christmas gifts for friends and wonderful with game and Christmas leftovers.  

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