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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 12:12

If it drains away fairly quickly, as is likely this time, the damage from the salt isn't too bad.  However a big problem can arise when the salt water flooding combines with heavy rainfall which prevents the flooded areas draining properly and the salt water sits on the land. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 11:45

Thankfully the wind wasn't as strong as it could have been so the storm surge wasn't too high and people's homes seem to have escaped - however  Wells car park was flooded, and as I expected the Harbour Inn down at Southwold Harbour was under water - but they're used to that ... _1_4849244

I expect farmland was flooded too - my brother lives and farms in the area shown in red here

He should know pretty soon what's going to happen ... the problem with flooding caused by a storm surge is that the  farm land is covered with salt water ... and we all know what that does to the soil

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Outdoor vase + soil on plants

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 11:37

Have a look at some of the demonstrations etc on this link

It'll give you the information you need. 

Good luck and welcome to gardening

Big garden bird watch 2017

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 10:24

They won't be ravens - not in Essex - does your neighbour mean jackdaws, or rooks maybe?

Greenhouse window

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 08:02

I would say yes - lack of ventilation will lead to problems. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 07:59

Good morning Hosta 

Nice pressie for tenant when you get back? 

Hope political situation stays calm. We avoid these problems by holidaying in the West Country 

What's that on my basil

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 07:41

Thought so! 

Now you can grow on lots of basil plants for the coming summer. 

Thanks for letting us know. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 07:35

Good morning all  G'day Pat 

Slept much better last night. Now OH has gone to work and I'm waking up ... slowly 


Posted: 13/01/2017 at 22:18

Great programme - lovely people - I'm so glad you've created the gardens you wanted - I'm sure they'll evolve as time goes on - I'd love to 'revisit' as they develop, and hope all four of youcontinue to enjoy helping your gardens along. 

How to deal with Leylandii hedge behind a border?

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 17:28

Leylandii hedging which has been cut back hard into the brown wood is , IMHO, one of the ugliest sights I've ever seen in a garden (or elsewhere for that matter)... If you have a soul (and I think you do ) my guess is that you will regret it. 

Ive seen many attempts to camouflage it - none successful. 

I would either cut it down and replace it with something beautiful and wildlife friendly, or find a way to keep it trimmed regularly and keep it as a formal backdrop to what sounds like a lovely border. 

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