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How to help frogs / toads

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 19:35

It sounds as if you're doing well already, but you could leave some damp shady corners with low growing plants for them to lurk undisturbed and maybe create a woodpile of logs 

Last edited: 07 May 2017 19:37:29

Plant ID

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 19:21

Figwort was the first new plant I learned to identify on Nature Walks at primary school 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 19:19

I'll bet Fairhaven was lovely today BL - it's a bit more sheltered from the wind than some of the Broads.  They do great fungi forays in the autumn too.  

Clari, at least have a sit down and put your feet up ((hugs)) 

Mystery tulip!?

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 19:14

Hi Ellie8   try reducing the size of the photo ... should upload then 

Should it stay or should it go?

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 19:05

Yes, ash can be burned without seasoning it first.  And yes, take it out ... if you leave it it''ll grow huge and you'll have to take all the others out ... it's the ash tree or all of the others ............ 

Plant ID

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 18:58

It doesn't look like the figwort I know which has flowers coming from each leaf node rather than in an infloresence at the top.  It's not a red campion.

I've got a very tall lamium  my garden which looks very like the plant in the picture ... but I was given it without a label ... it has a cluster of flower buds at the top just like in the photos.  And lamiums have square stems, which the one if the photo appears to have ... but then so does figwort 

I shall keep an eye on this thread ... 

Last edited: 07 May 2017 18:59:51

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 18:44

Think they'd tickle my toes Runny 

Good to see you SGL

I'm aching all over now  after a day of gardening... 

Last edited: 07 May 2017 18:46:59

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 18:34

Oh LilyP ... I want some ........... 

Supper over ... lamb chops and home made mint jelly, crushed and crisped baby potatoes, asparagus and green beans.  OH is washing up and  I'm flollopped with a glass of something white and chilled and you lot to noodle with 

How to hide this monstrosity

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 18:30

Snap! Lyn 

How to hide this monstrosity

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 18:30

Those look like annual weeds, groundsel, sow thistles and the like - they're not difficult to remove - dig it over and just pull them out as they're shallow rooted.  The problem is that they've been allowed to run to seed, and as the old saying goes, 'One year's seeds, seven years' weeds'   But good quality landscaping fabric and gravel will keep light away and so prevent the next generation from germinating. 

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