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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 20:32

Thanks BM   I'm sure it'll be fine in a day or so - just not very pretty at the moment 

I'm buying bird food in something like half hundredweight sacks that Pa's stockfeed used to come in. 

New to growing potatoes.

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 19:45

Lots of info here for you Jazdean80

Let us know how you get on 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 19:35
BobTheGardener says:

Just been watching a sparrow feed a young 'un.  The baby sat on a branch about 18" away from the feeder and mum had to keep darting back and forth those few inches to feed it.  I kept thinking "surely it'll get the idea in a minute!" but it didn't happen.

See original post

 Yes, youngsters of all sorts have a lot in common 

Help Please!

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 19:17

Using cayenne/chilli in the garden causes harm to birds and mammals as it can cause ulcers around eyes, on paws, in beaks etc.  

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 19:14

We love watching them being busy around the seaweed and rocks on the beach in Cornwall 

Last edited: 15 May 2017 19:15:11

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 19:04

That sounds good GWRS 

He's posing for you Fairy 

Inherited Rose - Are These Suckers?

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 19:00

There's a saying in gardening that 'growth follows the knife' which means that if you cut something back you will stimulate growth, so don't prune the strong shoot back.

That looks like a climbing rose to me, so put some vine eyes and  horizontal wires into that wall and train all the main shoots as near to horizontal as possible ... that will stimulate the formation of shorter side shoots which will bear the flowers.  

You'll soon have a wall covered with roses 

Last edited: 15 May 2017 19:01:14

J Parkers rose delivered dead/diseased?

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 18:55

I think it was Percy Thrower who used to say prune back to three shoots, making sure that the top one is outward facing .... something like that .... it's approximately what I do when pruning new HT roses. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 18:41
Fairygirl says:

...Obelixx - it's a bit tricky trying to keep your eye on your ear.....

 It jolly well is   that's why I got OH to take a photo of it so I could see if it was getting better ... 

Mmmm we've had a lovely supper - warm roast chicken salad with asparagus, foaming hollandaise and potato salad with tarragon vinaigrette ............ it's amazing what can happen when it's too wet to be outside.

The drizzle has stopped and now the garden is absolutely full of fledgling blue tits and great tits ... you can hardly go out there without colliding with them as they navigate the space between the honeysuckles, the grapevine and the pear tree ... one little blue tit has spent a lot of time exploring the cracks and crannies between the larch lap fencing ... I think it's just discovered tiny spiders   another is hoovering up the few aphids that it's parents have missed on the roses.

Last edited: 15 May 2017 18:41:52

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 17:00

To put everyone's mind at rest, it's a lot better ... look

Hardly swollen at all today. 

Anyone for a piece of cardamom cake?

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