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Resurrected Ten

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 11:30

Oooh, that's perfect Kitty ............... many thanks .............. you've got the job 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 11:28

Seed sowing has started in earnest in this household - heated windowsill propagator up and running and three varieties of toms and some yellow courgettes are in and hopefully getting on with it (fingers drumming impatiently )

More coffee needed, then some rudbeckias and bergamot will also be going in the propagator and told to get a move on ......... 

Pussy Willow - where are the catkins?!

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 10:34


Have they had any catkins at all ... the female trees have green catkins which don't have yellow pollen - that's only on the male catkins which grow on separate trees. 

Edited to say - yes, when I enlarge your first picture I can see female catkins. 

They'll strike really well from cuttings - go into the countryside - really rural area - and find a hedgerow bush covered in male catkins and cut a few small sprigs (I'm sure no one will mind as long as you don't take arms full ) and stick them in some damp ground when you get home. Most of them will grow.

Last edited: 01 April 2017 10:37:54

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 10:22

Morning BL  ............ the polar bears are an April Fool 

Rural life has it's moments doesn't it 

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 10:03

Sunny sounds great 

Large black coffee then please Kitty 

Can roots grow in drains from a seed within a drain?

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 10:00

Seeds growing in drains?  What a load of twaddle!  

That's a shorter way of saying I agree with Nut 

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 09:46

Hello folks   pinching and punching all done here .......... I woke to the sound of a song thrush outside ... can't be bad eh?

Has anyone got the kettle on ........ more coffee is needed here while I sort through my seed stash .........


Posted: 01/04/2017 at 09:35

Yes - plant any that aren't squidgy and hope for the best 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 09:32

Oh Chicky ,,, deep envy here ... we used to have auriculas in a gravel bed in the front garden in a previous house ...... I didn't know they were there when we moved in late January ... over the next few months that garden revealed that a real plant lover had lived there a few years ago.  

Now where could I grow auriculas here .................... 

Fairy ... fancy having all those friends living in Papi Joe's garden   party time eh?

Morning Joyce 

Morning Hosta - love the new pond   those Lollipop birds are busy 'nesting' ... .e 

I've just ordered a batch of live mini-mealworms for our robins - they've grown to expect assistance with feeding their brood at this time of year and come and take mealworms from our hands. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 07:26

There's a song thrush singing somewhere out there 

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