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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 17:08

Golly gosh it was warm out there!!!  

The Undergardener put his digging boots on and came out and started digging over the veg patch, taking out the remains of the perpetual spinach and Swiss chard which has been brilliant.  

Within the next little while I'll be spreading the compost we made last year and raking it over and we'll be read.y to start again ........... the broad beans are already flowering!!! 

More identification help

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 17:00

The first looks like Arum italicum and the second is aubretia. 

Ten out of ten for spelling 

Daffodil blooms

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 16:58

Any pheasants in your area?

Can this plant survive

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 15:44

Sadly I agree with Pansy ... that is an ex plant.

Go on, treat yourself ........................ you know you deserve it ........................... 

Last edited: 28 March 2017 15:45:07

Dwarf forsythia - what do you think?

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 15:35

£13 !!!  Bargain!!!   Well done you ............... nice to know the dog approves 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 15:14

Obelixx - try the RSPB identifier pages 

There are audio recordings of each bird as well as descriptions, pics etc. 

Our robin is singing very loudly today 

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 15:03

That looks like a queen wasp who's spent the winter hibernating in a cosy cranny in your house and is now looking for a suitable place to set up home  .............  better outside than indoors! 

Last edited: 28 March 2017 15:03:29

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 14:28

I've just come in to peel off yet another layer - it's really warm out there - the bluetits are popping in and out of the nestbox and the bees are a'buzzin 


Posted: 28/03/2017 at 13:37

I would advise leaving them alone - their priority is to get a good root system developed first, which will  support the future top growth.  Without a good root system you'll have a rubbish plant.

I suggest a light feed of Fish Blood and Bone, a mulch with some compost/well rotted manure/soil conditioner and a bit of patience, then stand well back ......... 


Posted: 28/03/2017 at 13:31

Snap Fairy 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Last Post: 08/06/2017 at 13:17

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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Last Post: Today at 17:52

Shrub ID please

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Last Post: 30/05/2017 at 21:11

Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

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Last Post: 29/05/2017 at 15:54

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

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Last Post: 25/05/2017 at 21:08

Getting my own back ....

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Last Post: 10/05/2017 at 13:59

Hello Forkers - May 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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Last Post: 01/06/2017 at 11:14

Pond mystery solved

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Last Post: 06/04/2017 at 11:33

Hello Forkers - April edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat for everyone to get together and socialise 
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Last Post: 01/05/2017 at 14:15

Ceratostigma willmottianum

Is it too late to cut back? 
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Last Post: 30/03/2017 at 12:27

A wind-up/solar powered radio

Ideal for greenhouse or potting shed 
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Last Post: 11/03/2017 at 18:51

Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
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Last Post: 17/02/2017 at 14:48

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
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Last Post: 23/02/2017 at 10:39

Another ID please

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Last Post: 04/02/2017 at 10:31
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