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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 10:23

Perfect age!  

Identify snail

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 10:22

Slippery Moss Snail? 

Resurrected Twelve

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 10:16
Hazel -- says:

... Might have to do some i*****g instead ...

 Good of you to volunteer Hazel


You'll find mine in a basket in the study ..... 

Last edited: 30 April 2017 10:17:25

Jasmine suddenly dying back

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 09:23

nutcutlet says:

... the plant will be fine and new shorts will grow

 That'll be amazing Nut 

Hydrangea desease ?

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 09:18

Take a look at the photos here 

as I said, damage caused by frost/low temperatures caused by the chilly wind from the arctic region we had last week ....... the wind brings the cold air ... even to sheltered spots.  

They will recover.

Last edited: 30 April 2017 09:18:50

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 09:09

I always eat my lemon slices ... when they've been soaked in G&T ... don't want to waste anything 

Cornflour Slime was always a favourite of children I worked with ... all ages enjoyed it, although if you've got older ones watch out ... they seem to enjoy throwing it  ... sometimes at me!  

"...Part of the fun is getting the mix right so that you can form a solid (like a ball) that then turns into a fluid. Challenge children to roll a ball. Can they bounce it? Can they keep it from "melting" (lots of giggles here!)If you can not form a ball, try adding a little bit more cornflour (cornstarch) until you can.Try some of the experiments they do with their cornflour slime here. Try adding some little plastic creatures like dinosaurs or insects to your slime to further the play. You could add plastic numbers or letters to further enhance the learning from this activity...." 

How can I stop slugs and snails eating my Hosta?

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 09:04

I used copper tape around pots last year ... it seems to work quite well as long as there are no 'bridges' of leaves from other plants etc.  

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 08:51

Yes Kay, 8 lovely lemons arrived home with him ... he's very reliable 

It's quite windy here ... if it dies down I might even put the tomatoes out on the terrace in the sunshine for an hour or so but I don't want them bashed about.

Last night I retrieved some sweet pastry flavoured with orange zest that I made at Christmas for mince pies and didn't use it all ... I knew it was somewhere in the freezer, and there's enough for the pie shell, so that's a start ... 

Last edited: 30 April 2017 08:51:54

Hydrangea desease ?

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 08:44

It's simply that the new young growth has been damaged by the frost and chilly winds of last week.  Your plants will recover 

It does seem that hydrangeas have been particularly affected this year; probably because the mild March means that they leafed up early ... we've had several queries and similar photos.  

Last edited: 30 April 2017 08:45:54

How can I stop slugs and snails eating my Hosta?

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 08:42

I can send you some Hosta 

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