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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 07:23

Good morning all   G'day Pat

There's snow out there!!!  Wrap up warm Wonky, when you go to catch that bus!

However, the weather man on R4 said it's going to turn warmer for the second half of the week - he mentioned 15C   I shall have to get my swimsuit out!!!

How to stop puppy from eating everything

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 19:50

I prescribe puppy (and owner)  training classes and lots of toys  and activities to keep him occupied.

Good luck

Do we get a photo of the puppy?  We're a dog-friendly crowd (well, most of us are )

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 19:38

Rb ((hugs))  A day to count our blessings

Growing clematis from seed

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 19:30

Those are absolutely beautiful

Baby tiny antirrhinums

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 16:13


Right at the beginning seedlings have two little seed leaves - only when the next leaves appear (proper leaf shape according to the plant type) does it indicate that the roots are growing. 

If you're very careful you can prick out at this stage, but it's usually better to leave them until they've got a few more (4 or 6) leaves.  For this reason you should sow your seeds really thinly so that they have plenty of room to grow and don't look like cress.

When you prick them out don't ever handle them by the stems - just ease them out of the soil with a plant label, holding them gently by a leaf. 

Demonstration here


Posted: 06/03/2016 at 15:19



Pelargoniums (common geraniums) cuttings - where am in going wrong?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 15:09

I do pretty much the same as Lyn - mine go on the kitchen windowsill.  I remove all the leaves except those at the tip, and if the remaining ones are large I cut them in half to  reduce moisture loss. 


Posted: 06/03/2016 at 15:06

Lonicera japonica? 

Gardners world

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 13:43

That mountain slope covered with naturalised spring flowers was absolutely enchanting

Problem with Doves

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 13:39

I'd like to apologise for my relations' bad manners, but they are very grateful to your mother for providing such nourishing food

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