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Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 17:42

I've had a word with Wonky about the turmeric pills ... she's going to wait until she gets the results of the blood tests  ... probably very sensible 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 17:41
Obelixx says:

...Possum has just phoned.  Can I make her some more pyjamas too..........but put a label in so she can tell front from back on the trousers before she puts them on!...

I have to put some contrasting coloured threads in the back of the neckband of crewneck sweaters I knit for my son, even tho it's perfectly obvious to me which is the back ... apparently it's not so easy when you're in a hurry  

You Have to Smile

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 17:36

Oh dear ... I really don't want to argue ... I don't like arguing  ... I'm a Dove .... but this is a forum, to debate and discuss ... you really can't expect everyone to agree with you all the time and get upset if someone has a different opinion.  

'Nuff said. 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 17:30

How lovely Pdoc ... you obviously made her feel much better about 'stuff' 

Narrow hedge - Thuja or Taxus?

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 17:28

You Have to Smile

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 17:24
Doghouse Riley says:


I didn't appreciate the "Deary, deary me," smiley or no smiley.

 Combined with the particular smiley I chose which indicates 'I don't know' I used the phrase to indicate that I didn't know  what else to say in response to your comments.  I was flummoxed. 

It just goes to prove that language is a slippery thing ... as I had said, I was sure you didn't intend to sound as if you were bragging but that was how it could be taken.... you apparently mistakenly read my comment as an assertion that you were indeed bragging.

As you say ... all water under the bridge.  

Narrow hedge - Thuja or Taxus?

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 16:54

I'd always go for bare root  or root-balled at this time of year. ou

I agree with the above about watering ... the base of a wall is always dry whichever way it faces, not only because of the rain-shadow effect, but also because the foundations of a brick wall act as a sponge and absorb moisture, so attention to watering will be important ... good preparation and mulching will be important.

Last edited: 10 January 2018 17:00:26

Xmas tree help

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 16:27

Then I'd be making a complaint.about that Jason 

Pernicious Weed!

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 16:17

Looks to me like Lesser celandine (Ficaria verna)   its sunny flowers are one of the first signs of spring 

It can be quite invasive, but the leaves die down by midsummer and that's the last you see of them until they appear again about now.  They are very difficult to get rid of as the roots have little ;'nodules' which get left behind, when you try to dig them up, and every nodule grows into a new plant.  If they're in grass it's often thought better to leave them to do their thing and just mow after flowering to keep them under control.

I'm afraid I love their sunny smiling faces on the banks in spring ... I grow the less invasive form 'Brazen Hussy' 

Last edited: 10 January 2018 16:19:41

Advice please

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 15:50

Hello Martin

I would put them in the unheated greenhouse and keep them just the damp side of dry until spring.  

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