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Help identifying this weed

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 13:24

Definitely Elder (Sambucus nigra) .... however it definitely doesn't have a prickly stem ... is it growing amongst something else? 

Last edited: 28 May 2017 13:26:20

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 10:20

£100 per ticket?  For a whole day?

Chelsea FC's cheapest match ticket is £41 ... that's for 90 minutes.  

Wimbledon Centre Court tickets on Men's Finals day £190

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 09:57

Now I've had a bit of a read back .......... Nut's garden is open today and tomorrow ... we had hoped to go as she lives near OH's mum ... however, the best laid plans of mice and men, etc etc etc 

She does sometimes look in here but I think she's probably doing other things this weekend 

If anyone in South Lincs/Cambs area wants details send me a PM 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 09:53

Hello everyone 

I am ensconced on the sofa and I have had a hair wash thanks to wonderful OH being inventive and patient 'cos at the moment I can't get into the bath and our shower is an over bath one  I feel much more human now  I've even 'got my face on'  

Bless him, he says he'll plant my runner beans today too ....... I'm glad we put the canes up last weekend. 

We have a piece of gammon so he'll put that in the slow cooker in a bit, add some onions, potatoes and carrots half way through and he'll pick the first of the broad beans and some parsley ... I can prep the beans on my lap and then he'll learn to make his first ever parsley sauce    I shall be shouting instructions from the sofa 

Killing an overgrown lawn

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 21:40

I think it'll be cheaper to pay a handyman to come in for half a day and sort it out with a mower than to buy enough glyphosate to kill that lot off properly. 


Posted: 27/05/2017 at 21:28

They really need planting outside in the garden ... have they been hardened off yet?  If not start by putting them outside each day in a sheltered spot, and bringing them in at night ... if the night time temperatures are still above 12/14C in a week's time then they'll be ok to be planted out.  


Posted: 27/05/2017 at 21:25

Try reducing the size of the photo. that usually works. 

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 21:16

I wonder how possible it is for the camera teams to have access to the displays etc without impacting on the public's access to the show and vice versa 

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 21:14

The RHS is a charity ... the show is one of the ways it raises its funds.

Many of the show gardens, although sponsored by big business (out of their advertising budgets), are also publicising and give benefit to various charities ... but no business could possibly spend the huge sums of money involved in sponsorship unless the company received a benefit from doing so.  

The money to pay for it all has to come from somewhere. 

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 20:44

Well, money pays for the materials/products that the show uses and money pays for the 'stuff' that can be sold because it has been seen at Chelsea by people across the world ... And if there's more profit to be made from hard landscaping materials etc (and I suspect there is)  then that'll be why there seems to be such a lot of it and why it gets so much exposure.  

And without the huge amounts of money provided by sponsors, Chelsea would and could not exist. 

Of course money speaks all languages ... we're in a global economy ... money makes the world go around ... and everything has  a cost ... nothing is for free. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Wildlife online ... interesting website

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The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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Shrub ID please

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Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

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Getting my own back ....

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Ceratostigma willmottianum

Is it too late to cut back? 
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A wind-up/solar powered radio

Ideal for greenhouse or potting shed 
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Which ones have you seen? 
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Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
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Another ID please

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