Dovefromabove


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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 17:31

Clari ... he looks an absolute sweetie 

Help to find scarifier and aerator for small lawn

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 17:29

I bought one of these last year http://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb428gdo-32cm-1300w-lawn-scarifier-230v/48162


I'm very pleased with it ......... mind you, I bought it when it was on Special Offer, more or less half price 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 14:51

Agree with you there Topbird. 


 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 14:18

I've been brought to tears in the old Rothko room at the Tate on Millbank - incredibly powerful.  


I've known many bright 5 year olds ... none of them were capable of work of that greatness.  

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 14:07

Art is about the communication of ideas ......... some subjects aren't pretty, however you paint them ........... that sort of art is probably best seen in museums and galleries rather than on the walls of most people's homes 


A lot of 'Old Masters' that now seem perfectly acceptable were painted for what we would now see as questionable reasons .... what was in the mind of Philip IV of Spain when he commissioned Rubens to paint The Rape of the Sabine Women I wonder?  


Don't get me started on art .....................   

Last edited: 19 May 2017 14:09:49

Dwarf French Beans 2ft spacing????

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 12:28

That seems a big gap to me too.  


I go roughly with this http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/french-beans-grow-guide/ 

What am I called?

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 12:23

Don't cut it back ... it dies down naturally in the autumn, with the energy from the leaves passing back into the crown of the plant.  


You can propagate by seed or by division, but peonies are notorious for being fussy about how they're planted 


More info here https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=671 

What am I called?

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 12:04

It's a herbaceous peony ... see if you can find a similar one here 


https://www.kelways.co.uk/category/herbaceous-peonies/2/ 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 12:01

The  buyer is likely to be some sort of investment fund  .... most paintings sold for huge amounts of money are bought as an investment, as are expensive antiques, jewellery, country estates etc.but it's always paintings and sculpture that seems to get the brickbats when they fetch a lot money.


 Is it more offensive for a rich man to buy a painting or to pay millions for a building in Mayfair which will lie empty a large part of the year when it could be putting a roof over the head of countless homeless people?  


The painting really is the stuff of nightmares ... Basquiat painted about the appalling injustices and inequalities in the world .... he was a gifted child whose life was marred by his mother's recurring bouts of mental illness and his own life ended tragically at the age of 27.  

What am I called?

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 11:22


I'll alert Nora and the GW online team ... they may have a suggestion ... 

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A new snake in the UK!!!

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Shrub ID please

 
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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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