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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 08:34

It's bright and dry here Hosta, but so windy I'm wondering whether the runner bean poles can possible stay upright ... 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 08:18

Fairy ... PM 

For those who loved All Creatures ... have you seen The Yorkshire Vet series on Channel 5?   I just love it ... it's James Herriot's old practice ... one of the partners was trained by him, with real life characterful Yorkshire farmers and folk and their animals ... cattle, sheep, horses, dogs, cats, iguanas, alpacas and parrots ... the whole lot. The vets are just lovely ... as a farmer's daughter and former smallholder the whole programme is compulsive viewing in this house.  Love it. 

Last edited: 04 August 2017 08:20:37

Rain. Rain more rain and slugs

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 07:57

Harlequin snail ... is there such a thing? I've never heard of it and certainly Mr Google only comes up with a piece of computer-aided fractal design. 

I'm talking of the Brown Lipped Snail Cepaea nemoralis ... which feeds mainly on decaying vegetable matter, so I'm happy to leave it alone in our garden ... and let the Song thrush help himself 

Pic's a bit blurry ... sorry, phone's not good at close-ups.  

Last edited: 04 August 2017 07:59:00

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 07:44

Wonky and her Lovely Hub have the day off work today so I think celebrations start today   A steak dinner has been mentioned.

What to do about my shrivelled beans?

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 07:41

And they've been watered regularly?


Posted: 04/08/2017 at 07:39

Another vote here for nematodes ... a lot less slug damage on my Shady Bank.  

But do keep the solution away from ponds ... the nematodes also kill pond snails 

Last edited: 04 August 2017 07:40:38

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 06:02

Good morning all 

Dacha ... I hope your wife's back eases soon. It reminds me that five years ago to the day I did exactly the same thing ... Just before my daughter Wonky's wedding ... the mother of the bride was doped up on cocodamol and champagne  If you're looking in Wonky ... Happy Anniversary!!! 

What to do about my shrivelled beans?

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 22:33

If theyre in a container of ordinary 

multiipurpose compost they'll need plenty of additional fertiluser ... Have they been regularly fed?

Poison Ivy Identification after Rash

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 22:27

I think I can see a choisya next to that euonymus - does anyone know of any allergic reactions to that?

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 22:20

 night night folks ... Zzzzzzzzzzzzz........

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

New Year's Day Flower Count 2018

What's flowering in your garden at New Year? 
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Merry Christmas to all

Let's join together to spread peace and goodwill ....... 
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Hello Forkers in December

A friendly place for everyone to say hello and chat about all sorts of stuff ... 
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RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

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Reasons to be cheerful

A thread of things to make us smile when the going gets tough ...  
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Fruit ID please

Picked in Spain 
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Seeking blueberry advice

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Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

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The Virtual Café

Tried and tested recipes to use up a glut and fill the pantry shelves 
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A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
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Please ID my mystery plant

I don't recognise this ...  
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Hello Forkers ... August edition

A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content...  
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Harvest 2017

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Two shrubs need a name please

Saved from the skip ... but what are they? 
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Hello Forkers ... July 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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