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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 09:35

Just off to see son etc.  If I don't reappear for a few days it'll be because I've left my laptop with nice computer shop to transfer all my stuff onto new laptop that I might be buying - son says they have a special deal on!!! 

Clearing a garden

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 08:18

Shall I come and help?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57234.gif?width=93&height=93&mode=max

 

Canada Geese going home : (

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 08:15

They'll have been after a swarm of insects Fg - possibly flying ants - it was about then that lots of ants were swarming wasn't it. 

We used to get them doing that over the farm pond, and the muck heap - anywhere there's lots of insects - a fabulous sight 

OK, who's got it?

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 08:10

 

pansyface wrote (see)

Just heard on the news that some poor chap spent all day laying a new turf lawn only to wake up the next day and find the whole lot had disappeared. CCTV revealed two middle aged ladies in the act at half past five in the morning.

 

Another reason why it's better to seed than turf  

 

I know I'm awake at 5.30 most mornings, but did they say one of the women was wearing a fluffy dressing gown ....... 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 07:46

Yes, good luck for all those waiting for GCSE results - fingers crossed 

Clearing a garden

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 07:44

Good luck Mr Toast - I don't think you'll get better conditions than the forecast for the next few days.

Fingers crossed for you 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 07:19

Wow!  any succulent fans here? Got a big greenhouse? 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-28854383 

What is this weed?

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 07:06

There are some lovely forms of oxalis - I saw it used as under planting in the large brugmansia containers at East Ruston - but that little weedy one?  It thinks it belongs in my veg patch 

Chasmanthe Query

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 07:00

I've never grown them, but a friend did - she had the  lots of frost-free greenhouse space as she was the head gardener at a stately home - I would leave them in the pot but lift it and bring indoors  before the first frosts - she did it when bringing in pots of pelagoniums and lifting the dahlias. 

I remember her saying that they hate root disturbance so she just brought the pots in for the winter and put them out again in the spring when the summer bedding went out.  As long as they were frost free they were happy.  She didn't water them or anything.  Just left them alone.  

Good luck

Red spots on Sorrel

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 06:47

I've a feeling this is just what sorrel does - after all there are some varieties of sorrel which have red veined leaves, and the wild sorrels which are also Rumex have a lot of red pigmentation.

Anyone else got any better ideas?

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