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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 09:03

Have a lovely day Wonky!  Be careful up that ladder   Have some breakfast first ... 

Knotweed free garden!!!!!!

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 08:59

Hope this isn't premature ......... admire your tenacity! 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 08:49

DD   I'm not keen on decking ... it can get very slippery ... I've also found it can provide a warm home for rats and it's very difficult to get at them ... if there was any chance of cake crumbs making their way between the slats it'd be rodent heaven.  

If I was doing it here I'd go for some reclaimed pamments or quarry tiles   ... something you can chuck a pail of water over and give a good sweep in the morning and it'll be clean and dried off in half an hour.  The thing with having the reclaimed ones is that a bit of wear and tear just improves their appearance - Shabby Chic

 I don't know what you can get that's similar in France, but I'm sure there's something.  

Dividing tomatoes

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 08:38

I'd do as Fairy says in her first paragraph.  And when you handle the little plants, handle them by the leaves, not the stems.  The leaves can cope with a bit of handling, but you don't want to bruise the stem. 

Good luck, you're not the first and you won't be the last to do this ..... and I'm sure you'll get some healthy plants out of it.  Don't worry if they droop to start with ...  and don't over water them.

Don't be afraid to come back and ask any questions ... we like to help.

Let us know how you get on 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 07:28

Pat!  She must be an imposter!!! 

Frost hit spuds!

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 07:20

I agree with Fidget. It'll slow them down a bit but they'll be fine as long as you keep earthing them up. Much better than fleecing. Sometimes both is good, but always earth up. 

Are my broccoli seedlings ok?

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 07:17

I'd leave them where they are. They need as much light as they can get. then get them into the greenhouse ASAP when you get back. 

What do others think? 

Grape Vine damage in April - pictures

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 07:12

That's my thought too. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 07:04

Hi Pat ... Flipping cars eh? Money pits 

Resurrected Twelve

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 06:59

Waking here ... More coffee needed ... 

The weather person just said it's getting a bit warmer 

Pansy  I'll lend you my Thermogene 

Last edited: 29 April 2017 07:01:46

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