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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 10:07

Morning Hosta  and the rest of you 

When I'm in charge of everything (and it can't be long now, can it?  ) all dogs will be licensed and neutered/spayed except for those registered for breeding - these will need a Certificate of Soundness issued by a panel of specialist vets, and all potential matings will have to be approved by a panel consisting of KC breed specialists and vets (with vets in the majority).  Progeny of unapproved matings will not be registered and must be neutered - anyone breaking this law will have the dogs removed from their possession and they will not be allowed to keep another pet ... ever! 

It's probably a good job I'm going out for the day  

Flower bed

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 09:14

Snowy I think you should do some googling and find pictures of gardens that you like and give us some links so that we can identify the plants for you.  

What have I got?

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 08:29

Hmmm ... looks to me like Annual Wall Rocket Diplotaxis muralis 

or one of its cousins.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 07:40

Oh, G'day Pat - didn't see you there   glad son is home safe and sound - you'll be looking forward to hearing all about it 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 07:38

Chicky - enjoy 

I love that 'green haze' over the fields after the autumn sowing or in the early spring.  Looking forward to seeing it in the front garden.  The weather here is perfect for lawn sowing . after yesterday's rain it's a bright and sunny morning and warming up nicely here in Norfolk, with a pale blue sky and not hardly a cloud to be seen. Wood pigeons are sitting on the rooftops in their pairs and the sun is lighting their breasts glowing pink.

We're off here later this morning as we want to look at the traditional decorative painting on the showmen's wagons and fairground rides - we've been meaning to go all summer and they close on Friday to get ready for their Christmas Spectacular, so thought we'd better get a move on 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 06:57

Good morning all 

Maybe BL can have someone to stay ... 

What ya going to see Chicky? 

Night temps no lower than 11.3C in the back garden, often a little cooler at the front but as the pack of grass seed says that it's a new mix that should germinate in 3-4 days at temps over 3C, I'm expecting to see activity out there soon ... 

App for garden design

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 06:50

It's a question that has been asked here before - so far no one here appears to know of suitable garden design software or any apps that will do the job. 


Posted: 20/09/2016 at 19:19
philippa smith2 says:

...  " spoiling their enjoyment of their garden".

 You're not - their ridiculous obsession is what's spoiling it for them, and they're also trying to spoil your enjoyment of your garden.  They're obviously totally selfish and unreasonable people.  Ignore them and enjoy your garden ((hugs))

If their view is not to their liking, they can always move  

Lavatera, Help?!!?

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 15:24

I agree with Hortum 

I find that lavatera are usually quite short-lived anyway - leave it a few years before planting another,or plants from the same family,  to give the spores a chance to die out. 


Posted: 20/09/2016 at 15:08

Working on the principle that there's more than one way to kill a cat (apologies to cat lovers ) another solution might be to divide your garden into 'rooms' with attractive trellis panels, screens, planting of shrubs etc, to give you the privacy to sit out etc without being overlooked, while not erecting another 'barrier' which could become a bone of contention in the future.  

Have a look here 

Hope that helps 

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