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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 16:41

What's that ?????????????.......................... a volunteer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

North facing fears

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 16:40

Liri   Just click on Report at the foot of the offending post - you'll get a box come up and you just have to say Advert or Spam or whatever and the Mods will zap it next time they're around.

We usually post that we've reported it so that people know it's been done - otherwise the Mods' Inbox gets a bit full with everyone being helpful 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 16:37

Oh dear!  It's my turn on Saturdays ................. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 16:28

Will hazelnut and oat cookies be ok? 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 16:24

All the hostas in pots have been potted on, as has the big oriental lily, my one and only canna,  around a dozen baby clematis, some baby grasses, penstemon cuttings, half a dozen young hellebores and various other bits and bobs - but there's still a load more to pot on.

I've also sowed two lots of sweet peas, attacked the ivy coming through from the rear neighbour's garden, and scattered some FB&B on some beds.  

Now it really does feel like spring 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 16:17

Most of the back garden's in shade now and it's getting just a bit chilly,  so I've packed things away and come indoors - there's a curry needs cooking ... but  first I'll put the kettle on ... anyone want a cuppa?

What's wrong with my bay tree?

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 14:20

I agree - mine lives outside all year round.  They're perfectly happy in the ground - as mine is in a pot I wrap bubble wrap around it, more to protect the pot from the frost than the bay tree itself.

A bigger pot, and a potting mix of two thirds John Innes loam based No 3, one third horticultural grit to ensure good drainage.  The one thing bay doesn't like is a mix of cold and wet, so don't water in the winter.  

Last edited: 11 March 2017 14:21:36

Chickweed growing between patio slabs

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 13:55

The second pic looks like random seedlings - can't tell what they are yet.

Could the first pic be 'Mind your own business' ?

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 11/03/2017 at 13:35

Hosta ... I was wrong ... my hostas are stirring and beginning to peek through into the sunlight - I've just repotted all the ones in pots and have banned slugs and snails from going anywhere near them 

My canna has been repotted too - it seems to have survived the winter having been shrouded in bubble wrap in the mini greenhouse up against the house wall.  

All the little clematis grown from seed last year have been potted on too - they passed the winter in a sheltered spot up against the fence.  

Now I shall have a mug of coffee and get back out there ... seeds need sowing ... 


Posted: 11/03/2017 at 13:23

I thought that might be the case   hence the friendly 

It was more of a general observation as these threads get looked at by people doing a Search on the forum ... didn't mean to imply that you had  done it 

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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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

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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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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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Hello Forkers - April edition

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Ceratostigma willmottianum

Is it too late to cut back? 
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A wind-up/solar powered radio

Ideal for greenhouse or potting shed 
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Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
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Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
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Another ID please

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