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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 18:45

Clari - put the chickens where you can see them from the kitchen window if at all possible 


Posted: 30/11/2016 at 18:39

I agree - leave it alone - those stems will grow longer in the spring and they'll attach themselves next year 

You planted it in the autumn when it was getting ready to shut down for the winter.  Not the time of year when it would grow those adventitious roots to cling onto the support with.  

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Christmas decorations

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 17:50

Can you suspend a small tree from the ceiling? 

Hydrangea with Purple Leaves - Help!

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 13:36

Panic not!    The leaves are changing colour for the autumn - then they'll fall off.  Leave it alone and don't prune it.  Leave any dead flower heads on until the spring when the new leaf buds begin to swell, then cut the faded flower heads off to the first set of healthy looking buds.

It'll all be fine. 

Sambucus 'Black Lace'

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 13:31

I think that what has fallen are the leaves - elder leaves are divided into leaflets leading off the main 'mid rib' - but it is all one leaf.

This is just one elder leaf 

The mid rib which looks like a stem or small branch in the centre will fall with the leaves in the autumn.  That is perfectly normal.  Don't worry, next spring your elder will grow some branches from the single upright stem and the branches will then have these 'compound' leaves growing from them.

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Sambucus 'Black Lace'

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 10:46

I think you're thinking what I'm thinking Nut 

Sambucus 'Black Lace'

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 10:39

Any chance of a photo please? It would be good if you had one of it with leaves and one of it now ... 

What should I do with the frog under my floor?

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 10:10

Yes, leave her alone - she's found a place that she considers suitable to spend the winter - or at least the current cold snap.  I think it's a female - I remember reading somewhere that it's the males that spend the winter in the mud at the bottom of the ponds, and the females that find sheltered spots 'on dry land'.  I suggest that Esmeralda is a suitable name 

Frozen containers :-/

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 10:03

Quite often it's not the freezing that damages plants ... it's rapid thawing.  Leave your roses alone for the time being.  When the current cold snap passes you might like to bubble wrap the pots to protect the pots - don't wrap them until the compost has thawed or you will be keeping the cold in, not out. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 09:08

Westminster Abbey is largely self funding. It's status as a Royal Peculier simply means that it is not under a bishops control but is within the jurisdiction of the monarch. its main source of funding is from the visitors admission fees and money they spend there. 

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