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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 19:16

Dachalover ... Wonky started getting symptoms when in an IT job  ... she now has her dream job as a gardener on a beautiful country estate but the CTS is still very painful ... her GP has prescribed splints to sleep in and she can have steroid injections ... her father had CTS badly at her age (he was a builder) and the injections really really helped him ... I hope they work for Wonky. 

I hope your son can get some relief .......... it's a horrible condition. 

Last edited: 17 July 2017 19:17:00

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 19:10

Some days it's just inconsequential chit chat ......... for some reason today got a bit deep and meaningful .... it's not that common an occurrence really 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 18:57

Dachalover .......... just pop in and say hello from time to time .... that's all it's about .... no one expects ongoing contributions .... we have things to do, lives to live .... we just pop in and out ... some of us pop in throughout the day, some just once a week or even less .... my daughter Wonky has a new job and carpal tunnel syndrome so at the moment is restring her wrists and hardly posts at all ... unless she has something she wants to say .............. so please keep on popping in .......... and the foibles of a misguided man sound intriguing 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 18:44

Dachalover ...      I don't understand .................. 

Plant name

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 18:42

If your photo won't upload try reducing its size ... that usually works 

Climbing rose conundrum

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 17:48

Scabby Cactus Help

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 16:39

Try reducing the size of the pic ... that usually works 

Climbing rose conundrum

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 15:52
Darren8 says:

... I thought I'd read that roses were greedy & needed a lot of feeding?

 Feeding yes .... but feeding them with the right things .... you've been giving yours a diet of Mars bars and fizzy pop .... lots of short term energy but no staying power 

I'd treat all your roses just as Pete and I have said ... and yes, mulch with organic matter in the autumn ... well rotted farmyard manure etc.  Fabulous stuff.  

Weird Weeds

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 15:48

I agree with Bob     ... Potentilla reptans.  


Posted: 17/07/2017 at 15:46

I think Ladybird has it in one   Little be$$ars!     

The first couple of years or so without chemicals can sometimes seem as if things are worse rather than better, as of course the chemicals have depleted the natural predators and they need to re-establish, meanwhile things like saw-flies take advantage of the situation.

Keep an eye on your roses, pick off the saw fly caterpillars when you see them and hang bird feeders near your roses to encourage blue tits etc into the area ... they'll gobble up the saw fly caterpillars next year if you get them used to feeding around there 

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New Year's Day Flower Count 2018

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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

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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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