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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 12:19

OH tells me the beekeepers ( plus bees?) have moved on.  

The swelling on the foot and ankle has gone down considerable thanks ...... but my foot is now an attractive shade of yellow ....... looks rather like a piece of that highly coloured smoked haddock 

Watching Sir Andy here ... the young Russian Khachanov  looks full of talent .... I think Andy will beat him today, but watch out for him in the future.

Last edited: 05 June 2017 12:22:44

Mystery fungus

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 11:59

What they're actually doing is breaking down the organic matter in the soil (e.g. manure) into a form that will be usable by your plants ...... so they're a very important plus in your garden.  

Unexpected Find in Growing in Grass in the back garden

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 11:55

Leave the area uncut and don't use fertiliser or weedkiller etc ..... they often multiply really well if the conditions are right 

Chives have flowered

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 11:51

I leave the flowers for the bees and pick some for salads, but as soon as they start to become dry and papery I cut the chives back to get fresh growth ... otherwise the chives turn tough and unpleasant to eat.  

It also helps encourage the chives to multiply by forming offset  'bulbs' rather than letting them produce seeds. 

Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 11:47
Muddle-Up says:

My fried - human ...........

See original post

 You have a fried human???  ........ Tasty???    

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 11:42

Bless CalMac 

A bit of excitement here ... two beekeepers are attempting to take a swarm which has taken up residence in a small conifer on the rock garden at the house opposite ... OH and I have had a look from the window ... it seems that the swarm haven't really settled ... one of the beekeepers has been on the phone a lot ... summoning reinforcements?  ... frustratingly I can't see it from the sofa as my Clematis Freckles is in the way ... but I can't stand at the window for long, even with a zimmer ... 

Chives have flowered

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 11:25

Yes, as Pansy says, cut them right down, give them a good watering and they'll regrow. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 09:49

Hi Ruby and welcome 

Try clicking on Followed Threads ... that should take you to threads that you've posted on.  If that doesn't work give us a shout 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 09:36  

A good chicken run is a wonderful thing Clari .......... let's have a look ... which one do you fancy? 

Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 07:51

Morning all 

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