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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 09:12

Welcome LG the L    please feel free to join in - everyone is welcome ... no rules except be nice - post as and when you feel like it - and you don't have to remember what's going on ... sometimes it helps if you don't   Virtual cake is always acceptable, as is 

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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 07:30

Good morning all  Thanks for doing the honours Fidget 

A pinch and punch and white rabbits etc. 

Clari (( hugs)) keep warm 

Chicky - the anxiety never goes, no matter how good a driver they are, you just learn to hide it better 

Not quite so cold out there this morning. Nevertheless I shall be wearing my big winter coat when I catch the bus into the city this morning. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 18:45

Clari - put the chickens where you can see them from the kitchen window if at all possible 


Posted: 30/11/2016 at 18:39

I agree - leave it alone - those stems will grow longer in the spring and they'll attach themselves next year 

You planted it in the autumn when it was getting ready to shut down for the winter.  Not the time of year when it would grow those adventitious roots to cling onto the support with.  

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Christmas decorations

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 17:50

Can you suspend a small tree from the ceiling? 

Hydrangea with Purple Leaves - Help!

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 13:36

Panic not!    The leaves are changing colour for the autumn - then they'll fall off.  Leave it alone and don't prune it.  Leave any dead flower heads on until the spring when the new leaf buds begin to swell, then cut the faded flower heads off to the first set of healthy looking buds.

It'll all be fine. 

Sambucus 'Black Lace'

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 13:31

I think that what has fallen are the leaves - elder leaves are divided into leaflets leading off the main 'mid rib' - but it is all one leaf.

This is just one elder leaf 

The mid rib which looks like a stem or small branch in the centre will fall with the leaves in the autumn.  That is perfectly normal.  Don't worry, next spring your elder will grow some branches from the single upright stem and the branches will then have these 'compound' leaves growing from them.

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Sambucus 'Black Lace'

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 10:46

I think you're thinking what I'm thinking Nut 

Sambucus 'Black Lace'

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 10:39

Any chance of a photo please? It would be good if you had one of it with leaves and one of it now ... 

What should I do with the frog under my floor?

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 10:10

Yes, leave her alone - she's found a place that she considers suitable to spend the winter - or at least the current cold snap.  I think it's a female - I remember reading somewhere that it's the males that spend the winter in the mud at the bottom of the ponds, and the females that find sheltered spots 'on dry land'.  I suggest that Esmeralda is a suitable name 

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