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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 08:36

Hmmm - family 'stuff' means we've not yet been able to plant our Amelanchier - (multi-stemmed around 7ft tall).  Shall we plant it this weekend, water it well until we leave on Thursday and hope it doesn't dry out ...........or water it and leave it in it's container in a very shady and protected spot until we return on the 12th?

Mer Office forecast for the relevant period is

"... Cloud and outbreaks of rain, some heavy and thundery are likely to still be affecting England and Wales during Wednesday and Thursday, but will gradually move south to be replaced by sunshine and heavy showers. Scotland and Northern Ireland however should be mostly dry with variable amounts of cloud. In the sunnier spells it will feel warm, especially in the west, but North Sea coasts are likely to be rather cool, especially in the brisk northeasterly wind. Thereafter most parts should see a good deal of dry weather, but also some showers, these most likely across the south. Northern and western parts will most likely see the driest, sunniest and warmest conditions, while elsewhere may see the fine weather broken up by some cloudier, cooler days with rain at times...."  

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 06:46

Morning all :-). Life still chaos here but niece leaves us on Monday  then we head for Hostas on Thhursday. In between we have to get the garden ready to cope without us for ten days! 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 18:33

He's a recent fledgling. Cat/dog food will be fine for him, but beware, as has been said, you're likely to have a friend for life ;-)

Seed heads in new lawn

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 14:50

It's the time of year when grass flowers and seeds (think of hay meadows and hay-making time).

Just keep mowing 

Inverted Tulips

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 14:47

Fritillaria imperialis - quite common in UK gardens - I have some.  

Turtle Doves

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 14:37

Lucky lucky you 

Seed heads in new lawn

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 14:35

Grass flowers and seeds as do most plants - nothing that can be done about that.  The seed heads can be mown off. Grass needs mowing at least once a week at this time of year - I would lower the cutting blade a bit - not too low - medium will be fine. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 08:18

Good morning all. The sun is burning off the early morning mist here in Lincolnshire And there's a Song thrush singing in MILs garden. Hopefully I'll be back home tonight for a weekend of getting the garden ready for our holiday ...

First bites of the year

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 22:52

The Avon stuff really works. I was a real Midge Magnet and swelled up horribly with pustules lasting for days until I got Avon's Skin so Soft Lotion. 

Progress update

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 10:22

Hosta, I'm not having any problems posting photos from my laptop or phone - I haven't changed anything re photo size   

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