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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 06:05

Apart from the birds, it's quiet and still here and about 6C - the sky is just beginning to lighten

Weed killer

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 05:57

Hi Greenegene

If you're talking about a glyphosate-based weedkiller, you must leave the plants to die off  - at least a couple of weeks -  they need to continue to photosynthesise in order to pass the poison down to their roots and kill off the whole plant.  If you don't leave the plants to die and go brown you run the risk of only killing the top growth and the roots will grow again.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 05:48

Good morning all   G'day Pat

Wide awake early this morning, listening to the dawn chorus start ... then I decided I needed a


Bird hunting flies

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 21:20

Maybe it'll be back tomorrow evening

How Many Have You Got?

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 20:40
hollie hock wrote (see)

I have no idea......loads of them.  I know my big dustbin is full of them and there's a couple of large compost bag full. The local nursery gives them away or you can drop some off too

I could have written that

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 20:10

They must think we're idiots Fairy - thinking we'd click on a link they'd sent us

And as for the pigeon .......... well, you know what my distant rellies are like - gatecrashing every party, squatting in seaside cottages

If you listen to the Archers ....

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 20:07

Fairy ((huge hugs))

Low maintenance veg

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 19:59

You could start winter cropping brassicas off soon (Savoy and January King cabbages, kale, purple sprouting broccoli) - plant them out as soon as they're big enough - net them against Cabbage White butterflies and pigeon, and they they'll more or less look after themselves and you'll have cabbages and greens in the winter and spring.

I'm picking lovely purple sprouting broccoli spears now from the seeds I sowed last spring

Help Identify These Plants Please!

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 19:54

They look to me like Iris sibirica - I have some in my garden - they can grow quite tall - beautiful flowers  scroll down a bit  

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