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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 16:58

I can't Flumpy, I've promised  ... she's going to tell you ... when she stops .................. whatever it is she's doing

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 16:25

I just thought I'd let you know that Wonky is having a VERY EXCITING DAY!!! 

I shall say no more  

Soil for Wild flowers

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 15:39

I still don't understand how you're going to get rid of the docks, bindweed and nettles

Gardeners World Tonight

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 15:20
floralies wrote (see)

Does he still have long plaited hair? Haven't seen him for years!


Yes  - he lives not far from here and we use the same supermarket.  Not sure if he'd be available for regular GW - his wife has been very ill and he spends a lot of time with her and their young twins.

I think he's great on GQT but not sure that he'd be right for GW full-time.



Posted: 19/03/2016 at 15:00

It does look similar to Genista aetnensis aka Mount Etna Broom (one of my favourite trees). 

I don't know Retama sphaerocarpa but if, as Marlorena says it's similar and more common in your area then my guess is that she's right and that's what it is - especially if it can cause allergic reactions.

I've never known the Genista to cause any allergy problems other than hayfever when it's in flower. 

Hope your husband makes a swift recovery. 


Posted: 19/03/2016 at 13:40

I'm afraid I can't see the picture. 

You can upload a photo by clicking on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions. 

Or you can put the photo on a photo-hosting site and post a link to it 

Bell pepper help needed

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 13:37

Put a squirt of washing up liquid in a bowl of lukewarm water. 

Hold the pot with your fingers spread across the top of the pot with the pepper stem between your fingers and turn the pot upside down (your fingers will keep the compost in the pot).

Swish the plant around in the water gently then stand  it aside to drain. 

That'll get rid of the aphids.  It also works for whitefly.


How long to lay turf?

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 12:56

 Fantastic!  Let us know how it goes - photos would be good

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 10:40

Here we all are Pat



HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 10:22

Have you found us yet Pat ?

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