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Posted: 07/04/2017 at 16:52

Raisingirl ... as I was driving through the Suffolk countryside this afternoon I was thinking about this thread and suddenly Euphorbia characias 'wulfenii' came to mind - it would probably be much happier than hydrangea in the Suffolk conditions, and would certainly look very stylish in a mass planting in that bed 

Last edited: 07 April 2017 16:52:36

Wurly bird weeds

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 16:39

They're sycamore tree seeds which fell from a nearby tree last autumn and have just germinated with the warmer weather - just hoe them out of the bark - leave them laying there and if you do it today or tomorrow the warm sunny weather we have forecast for the weekend will shrivel them up.

The ones on the lawn will be dealt with by weekly mowing over the next two or three weeks.

It's just the ones in the borders that are a little more difficult to deal with, but just pull them up or hoe them out asap.  Keep you eyes open during the summer for any that you may have missed - they'll turn quite quickly into tree saplings - pull the beggars out.  

We get the same here every year with ash tree seeds.  They're not a problem as long as you do as I've suggested. 

Last edited: 07 April 2017 16:39:26

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 16:28

Hello folks ... I'm back ... the countryside is looking simply marvellous 

Wildlife pond installed, now what?

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 16:22

Native hornwort is a brilliant oxygenator, brooklime is a wonderful marginal plant and water soldier will provide shade in the centre of the pond.  

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 09:26

Right ... setting off for a day in Suffolk ........... see you later folks ..... 

My Rozanne

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 09:15

Maybe there's more than one there Wonky? 

Mine are definitely happier now they're in a sunnier spot. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 09:13

Hosta - glad you good a good night's sleep   I woke early and lay there listening to the news 

Thought Trump wasn't going to be a global policeman, thought he was supposed to get Congressional approval, thought such things should go through the UN ......... what gives him the right to take unilateral action?

But on the other hand ... this may just trigger something ... could it be the beginning of the end ??? I don't know ...positions had sort of become entrenched ... maybe something needed to be shaken up .... I don't know and I'm definitely not saying that Trump is right in launching the attack and things may well get worse before they get better ... it's so complex ...

And the UK doesn't have clean hands either ........ 

Clari ... the rhubarb will be well fed at least 

Breeding hellebores!

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 08:19

I've got babies from last year spring up all around the place 

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 08:18

If you're in Oban Pansy I think I'm there with you ................... very grey and overcast here in Norfolk this morning 


Posted: 07/04/2017 at 08:05
Doghouse Riley says:

I never know if they are swallows or swifts. We get them on my golf course in the height of summer............ I think we disturb small flying insects that were on the grass and take to the air and the birds catch them

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 They sound like swallows which often swoop low over water or grassland after insects, as you say.  Swifts tend to wheel high in the sky after high-flying insects, screaming as they do so. They have bigger wings and their bodies are more torpedo shaped than swallows.  Swallows have chestnut chins and longer elegant forked tails.

Once you know what to look for swallows, swifts and martins are pretty easy to tell apart - take a look here 

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