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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 16:04

Hello Liri - good to see you   I love waking up with the moon shining on my face - we have Venetian blinds rather than curtains - we sometimes leave the blinds open on moonlit nights and watch the moonlight and shadows move across the wall.  

Questionnaire about gardening for dissertation

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 15:56

  That'll be really interesting - thanks - look forward to seeing it. 

Recognise this shrub?

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 15:15

It's not really a winter flowering plant - it blooms from mid summer until late autumn.  As has been said they're not reliably winter-hardy in the UK and it's a good idea to take cuttings each year and keep them in a greenhouse to plant out the following spring.  

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 15:09

Hi James, Is this the same survey that I completed this morning, or is it a different one? 

Help with designs for odd front garden?

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 13:30

If you don't have a lot of time for upkeep I'd be tempted to have an alpine-style garden, removing patches of bricks and planting in spaces, and scattering seeds of low-growing plants like creeping thymus between the bricks - before long most of the bricks will be covered - you could just retain some meandering pathways around/through it.

Absolutely don't spread gravel on top of a hard surface like brick - it will move under your feet and cause falls.  My brother broke his ankle because gravel moved under his foot as he walked over it.  

Last edited: 15 November 2016 13:31:03

Who can be making these tunnels

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 13:13

Probably a field vole or two

Their tunnels can be a nuisance, but they are the staple food of barn owls and kestrels - when there's a shortage of field voles in the winter the barn owls and kestrels starve.  

Hopefully your voles will form part of someone's lunch before long 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 12:41
WonkyWomble says:

...  Dove,  don't know why you will need wrapping paper...we agreed no presents this year,  unless you have a party time job as an elf I don't know about?!😉

have a good day all 😁

See original post

 Drat and double drat!  Foiled again!!!  

Soft Verge

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 12:33

I don't think there's an inexpensive way to do it.  Lorries are very heavy and their wheels cut up most natural surfaces.

Perhaps an alternative would be to dig out a strip of the verge and fill it with gravel  and put a warning up that their wheels will sink if they go onto it.  You sometimes see that on the sides of roads.  But it would be a pretty major change and you'd probably need a JCB to do it. 

Apple Tree Katja

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 12:26

Agreed Pete8 

The Orangepippin website suggests that most white-blossomed crabs are suitable for Katy 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 12:23

He reappeared quite quickly Joyce - I didn't go in - I was right, the garden area and beyond was all trees!!!

We stopped off at Wrose and picked up a few essentials - beer, mushrooms, onions, sprouts and loo rolls - somehow a box of C*mas Crackers and a roll of 'festive' wrapping paper fell into the trolly 

By the way, your package went into today's post - 2nd class - so should be with you by the end of the week. 

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