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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 08:24

Good morning all   Woke with a stuffed up head and coughing and sneezing - I'm blaming the physio's receptionist who was coughing and sneezing and moaning to someone on the phone about how awful she felt   I might just spend the day drinking honey and hot lemon - the rest of the bulbs might have to wait "

Last edited: 02 October 2016 08:27:15

What's this bug/ insect? & bumblebee advice

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 18:07

One of the hoverfly tribe - possibly the Pellucid Fly 

As for keeping the bumblebees happy - grow winter flowering shrubs and flowers to provide them with nectar on sunny days when they wake up. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 17:56

  I fell asleep on the sofa ........ woke up half an hour ago   Good job I'd got everything prepped for the curry- it's simmering away now and OH will be home very soon ... 

Does Trachelospermum jasminoides smell like jasmine sambac?

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 15:31

I'm probably one of the other twentynine then 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 15:21

The gods are moving the furniture upstairs here too - we also have the piddling down stuff as well.  

Supper is all prepped and waiting in the kitchen, kettle is on and knitting bag is waiting for me on the sofa - anything good on the telly Fidget? 

Can I taking blueberry cuttings now? And how?

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 15:17

Now's the time of year to take hardwood cuttings.  Lots of info here

For blueberries I would use ericacious compost with lots of added perlite.

Spring Bulbs already sprouting.. in October!

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 14:57

Hi Katrina and welcome 

Glad to say you have no need to panic - some bulbs do start early, but their rate of growth will slow to a virtual standstill as the nights draw in and the temperatures fall.  You'll get your flowers in the spring - hope you'll show us some photos then 

What is this????

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 14:28

Euphorbia lathyris

it tend to pop up in newly disturbed soil.  If you're pulling it up be careful not to get the white latex-type sap on your skin as it can cause burns. 

My pear tree

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 14:24

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 14:00


Yesterday I picked the first ever pear from our espaliered Concorde - it's on the sideboard ripening - there are three more on the tree 

Fidget - some loud noise woke me around 2.22am - now I know who to blame  

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