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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 12:29

I suspected that I was already slightly smitten by kniphofias and then I saw this


and realised that it was True Love ....... the problem is that I don't have the same acreage as Bressingham Gardens  

Do you think that if I don't see it again for twelve months I'll forget all about them, or will absence make the heart grow fonder? 

overgrown pond but home for toad!!

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 12:02

We have toads and we don't have that grass (which looks to me like some type of carex) - provide your toads with some hidey holes (we find that broken earthenware pots on their side to make little 'caves' in damp dark corners work well) and pull up the grass.   You probably won't get rid of it all and it will make inroads again, but keeping it under control will work for you and not disadvantage the toads.  

Toads spend most of their time on land and only need the pond for breeding - and they need fairly deep ponds for that so you'll be doing them a favour by clearing the pond at least partially


Last edited: 22 October 2016 12:05:11

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 11:10

It's amazing the difference in the soil after taking that ash tree down in the north/east corner of the garden last winter.  The veg garden cropped much much better (more light on the plants and more moisture in the soil).  

Another change is that whereas in the past, as soon as the rain stopped I could get out there and plant things, now, after all the organic matter we dug in to try to improve the soil over the past few years it's really holding the moisture - there's no chance of raking the bed down and sowing the broad beans today after the rain last night.  

Never mind - the house is tidy (ish) and the ir*ning is done and put away - I shall find an enjoyable way of whiling away the day - surfing the websites lusting after kniphofias maybe?  At the moment I want all of these 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 09:21

Will do Wonky 

Is it today that your friend Gary returns from his sponsored bicycle ride around the world? 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 07:54

How lovely Chicky   Have a good trip !

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Posted: 22/10/2016 at 07:47

More virtual flytipping. Reported. 

Large Partners Desk For Sale UK

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 07:42

Rubbish. Virtual fly-tipping. Reported. 


Posted: 22/10/2016 at 07:39

Put them upside down in your shed for the winter (and set a mouse trap). You can wrap in newspaper for added insulation

You can propagate from the tubers in the spring by splitting off any tubers that produce shoots when they start to regrow

Last edited: 22 October 2016 07:40:45

Knifophia Rooperi query

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 07:31

Gorgeous examples of K. Rooperi on last nights GW in the Heseltines garden. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 07:25

Good morning all  G'day Pat   Sounds good to be pricking out toms. I grew some ox heart types the other year. They had a really good flavour, a slight hint of citrus. 

OH has set off to work on his bike. I'm still in bed but in a min I'll be heading for the shower. It's grey and damp outside.  there's ir*ning to be done. We're off to MILs tomorrow for a quick visit. 

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