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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 23:04

Hope you like it DD ... We love it 

Sweet dreams all ... Sleep tight ... 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 22:46

Nanny Beach LOL ... And was he jealous of our remarkable capability? 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 22:44

ClarI  We don't have any curtains in the house and no carpets downstairs ... There's nothing to hold onto the dust so it skitters around distributing itself on all the flat smooth surfaces reproachfully. The Victorians knew a thing or two ... Fill your house with textures and textiles - they hide the dust 

It's oh so quiet

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 20:40

We were at Boscastle the year before the flood there.  We were at Coverack again just over a year ago ........... 

Can anyone identify what's attacking my tree?!

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 19:39

I think it's Ash bark scale insect - Pseudochermes fraxini - it is found on various different trees. 

Not sure what you can do about it tho' 

Last edited: 19 July 2017 19:44:15

New lawn ruined

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 18:56

Just a thought ... is the lawnmower blade nice and sharp?  

The bottom of the grass stems looks yellow because it's been shaded by the top growth.  It will soon green up now it's getting more light. 

Last edited: 19 July 2017 18:57:51

Portugese Laurel

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 18:52

The lady of the house is usually right (or so the man I live with tells me) but just occasionally there has to be an exception 


Posted: 19/07/2017 at 18:44

I put them in the compost bin ... eventually we are left with fine plastic gauze which we rake out when we use the compost and put them in the rubbish bin.

 A friend has said  today that this method runs the risk of fine grade plastic getting into the ground ... 

Portugese Laurel

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 18:39

The soil looks very dry ... how much water have they had?  We had an unusually dry winter, spring and early summer.  

I would be giving them at least 1 bucket of water per tree at least 2 - 3 times per week from early March onwards ... more in hot dry spells.  


Posted: 19/07/2017 at 17:44

Have a look here ... scroll down to the bit about what to look for, possible contaminants etc 

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