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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 16:32

Like the fish Pdoc

Even if the police were useless, at least you're following the correct course of action and not taking things into your hands - have you been told to record incidents or report them to the non-emergency number so that they can record them?


Posted: 19/04/2016 at 16:27

As Dave has said, spray with glyphosate then leave until the plant dies down and goes brown - only then has the glyphosate got into the roots to kill them. 

If you pull the ground elder up before that has happened the roots will grow again, and every tiny piece of ground elder root left behind will grow - that's a promise

Runner Beans

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 16:19

The root always grows first before the shoot which will have leaves on appears.  If there is only one shoot it's the root

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 15:55

I've pricked out the sweetcorn, squashes and a load of other seedlings that were ready, sowed some more of the free tomato seeds, potted on some baby hellebores, cut back the ferns, removed the windbreak fabric from around the purple sprouting, spent a long time gazing into the pond, weeded the bed in the front garden, moved some heavy pots around, cut back the big sage plant and weeded the herb bed and done some other bits and pieces. 

Most of the back garden's in shade now, so I've collapsed on the sofa - at least the water board's pneumatic drill is quieter in here

Voting for EU Brexit

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 15:48

If students have got any sense     they'll have organised themselves a postal vote, and the date has been known for ages so anyone planning to go to Glasto should have done the same.

I'm pretty sure Student Union Reps will be reminding their members to make sure they've done what is necessary. 

We've a holiday booked in June so as soon as the date was announced I checked that it didn't coincide with our holiday, otherwise we'd have requested postal votes.


Voting for EU Brexit

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 15:21

Voting for EU Brexit

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 15:17

Presumably that either means that there's 1m potential voters who's votes were being cast fraudulently, so at least that's been stopped; or there's 1m potential voters who can't be bothered to register in which case c'est la vie

Not a lot we can do about that unless we go for compulsory voting. 

Espalier not throwing out enough side branches

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 15:14

Yes, you've got it, you cut the leading stem back at each tier, allowing three shoots to grow - the lower two are to form each lateral and the top one will become the leading shoot.

cutting back,climbing roses.

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 15:05

Train the main canes as near the horizontal as you can manage - do not shorten the main canes unless they are way too big for the space. 

Reduce the side shoots to three buds.

Here's a video which explains it really clearly


Candleabera Primrose

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 14:26

Last time I sowed primulas I used a mix of John Innes seed compost with some added home made leafmould.  It worked for me

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