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Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 16:19

We planted this amelanchier 11 months ago 

Help needed - again! Plant ID

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 15:52

Silene latifolia aka White campion? 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 15:48

Sowed mine at the end of October Hosta 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 15:31

We find footballs in the garden too Amberspy ....... sometimes in the wildlife pond   sometimes in the middle of a clump of big hostas 

We've been known to keep it for a while ............. then sen it back with a polite note taped to it asking them to be more careful ........... we did get a nice note of apology written by the boys .... they are nice boys really 

Lots of seeds in the heated propagator and in the mini greenhouse ....... and the veg patch raked down ready for some direct sowing.  The broad beans are looking fantastic 

The first fly of the summer has invaded the sitting room just 'cos I've decided it's time to put my feet up 

Last edited: 01 April 2017 15:34:13

Ants in compost bin

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 15:13

I agree with B3 - if you have ants in your compost bin the contents are too dry. 

Tiny flying things

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 13:53


What is this tree??

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 13:52

Hello Sarah and welcome 

That looks like a Magnolia stellata 

Identification Required

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 13:45


I'm glad to hear you're not a keen gardener ...... if you were this news would be soul destroying. 

As you're not into gardening that's fine.

What you have there are the flowering/fruiting bodies of the dreaded Horsetail 

Pull them up and bag them and put them in the bin.

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 13:25

Lantana   I think we'd want photos 

Tiny flying things

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 13:17
B3 says:

I don't think we get midges in London but they certainly behaved like them.

 I've certainly seen midges in London   particularly around areas where bark chippings have been used as a mulch, and the weather is warm and damp.  

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The Virtual Café

Tried and tested recipes to use up a glut and fill the pantry shelves 
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A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
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Please ID my mystery plant

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Hello Forkers ... August edition

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Harvest 2017

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Two shrubs need a name please

Saved from the skip ... but what are they? 
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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

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New situation ... ? 
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Wildlife online ... interesting website

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The Great British Wildflower Hunt

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Hello Forkers ... June 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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Shrub ID please

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Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

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Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

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Getting my own back ....

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