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Urgent -re Damsons

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 20:06
Berghill says:

We are talking hundred weights here and a 12 inch wide snapped off piece with dozens of branches coming from it.

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 then ...................... a lot of pickle and a lot of chutney 

 and I'm sure any that you leave behind will be welcomed by the birds and small mammals around the garden as they ripen or rot. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 19:45

Just a heads up folks ... Peter Beales Roses end of season sale ... 35% off with the code on this link 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 19:29
Hostafan1 says:

aw bless.

Last of " the old School"??

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 Hosta   a little something for your Lovely Hub and to remind us all that Brucie really was a huge talent and not just a cheezy presenter 

Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 19:10

Looks like Sedum spectabile ... when the flowerbuds open the bees and butterflies will love it. 

ants' nest

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 17:26
plant pauper says:

...except for the ones who live at the side of my pond.  Must be some kind of swamp ant!

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 We also have an ants nest at the side of our pond ... but that area is raised and quite dry.  We often watch the blackbirds 'anting' on it. 

ants' nest

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 16:59

Pour a bucket of water slowly over it ... give it a really good soaking ... they like dry soil to build their homes, so if you keep the area damp they'll move on.  

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 16:49

Awwww ... bless him 

RIP Brucie 

Discoveries and Disappointments

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 16:44
Hostafan1 says:

I think I'm giving up on lilies in pots ( 5 minute wonder this "summer" ), but very into water lilies.

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 We made the same decision this summer ... well, the first half of it anyway ... no room for water lilies in our little pond.  

Old rose bush looks awful, pruning ideas please

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 16:43

Have you got any roses of your own?  If so, when you're about to prune yours could you pop your head over the fence and say something like "I'm just going to give my roses a good seeing to and a dose of fertiliser... would you like me to do the same to yours while I'm about it?"

A mug of tea and a slice of home made cake and a discussion about  gardening, and a neighbour can become a friend 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 16:38

Fingers very crossed Hosta ((hugs))

Driving past accidents .. not nice 

Glad you got yourself a treat ... I went to the garden centre but managed to resist everything except what I went for ... hedgehog food and a birthday card.     I nearly succumbed to an echinacea but the colour just wasn't quite right ... 

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