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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 06:50

I think the organic -v- non organic question probably deserves a thread of it's own 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 06:24

If the people of Africa could grow food for their own consumption, rather than intensive flowers and vegetables to be exported to Europe to pay for their countries' trade deficit, acquired by them buying weapons that the west tells them they need in order to maintain the status quo which was imposed on them in colonial times, they would be more able to feed themselves. 

 

Whoops!  Good morning folks   Another beautiful morning here in Norfolk!

It looks as if we had hoglets in the garden last night - much smaller 'evidence' on the terrace 

The magpies were so cheeky first thing this morning, they stood at the open door and shouted at me until I tipped out the bits and pieces the hedgehogs hadn't eaten - that's their treat every morning. 

Now there's some very angry blackbirds in next door's garden, shouting the odds - probably at next door's cat!

Wisteria planting.

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 06:11

Do I understand that your wisteria has not yet been trained into a standard?  If so, there's information here on how to do it - but it may not be possible if your wisteria has already been trained as a wall shrub, as to train a shrub as a standard you need to start with a single stemmed plant. 

http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=242 

lime water

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 06:07

We live in East Anglia - there's a layer of chalk close to the surface here and the area is famous for it's chalk mines.  All our water is very 'hard' - you'll get limescale in your kettle and on your taps, but it won't harm your plants other than the acid-loving ones such as rhododendrons, camellias etc

Talkback: Mullein moth

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 06:03

I suppose that for some people the plants are more important than the moths, instead of regarding them as complementary 

not enough bees

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 05:57

This sometimes happens early in the season - don't worry, the insects will find them 

Beetle ID please

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 20:20

That is very beautiful Nut 

Castor oil plant failing

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 20:07

Hi Colette - you picture hasn't uploaded - you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions to upload a photo from a pc.  Sadly it doesn't work for phones - yet.

If you can't get it to work let us know 

Beetle ID please

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 20:02

One of the varieties of hoverflies - don't know which - some do it that way, some do it the other 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 19:57

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51498.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 Picked another bunch 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
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The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
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Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Galanthophiles

Please help me choose 
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Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 18:01

New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
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Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 16:47

Christmas lights in the garden

Already! 
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Last Post: 24/12/2014 at 21:51

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Last Post: 24/11/2014 at 07:52

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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