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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 10:46
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I'll keep an eye out for them. I wonder if this storm will be as bad as predicted. It all gets a bit over-hyped in the press.

If I thought it was going to be as bad as they're predicting we'd probably be staying home this weekend - but I have no evidence - just a feeling in my water - and I might be wrong - it has been known!  Don't want anyone sueing me 'cos I said it wasn't going to happen ... I can just hear it

"... but Dove said it would be ok" LOL 

What is it? (Before I chop it down!)

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 10:42

Not Japanese Knotweed. 

What is it? (Before I chop it down!)

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 10:41

Looks like a cornus (dogwood) to me.  

They usually have gorgeous coloured stems in the winter when the leaves have fallen.  What you do is cut it down in the spring - right down - coppice it.  It will then grow new shoots - the new shoots have the best colour - then in the autumn when the leaves fall you'll have glorious red stems throughout the winter 

Does that make sense? 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/33081.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 Like this 

Talkback: How to make a bumblebee nest

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 10:26

I'm concerned at the photo showing dangerous practice in the use of an electric drill - one slip and he's drilling a hole through his sock into his ankle 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 10:17

Glad you're feeling rested Stacey   My astrantias are still blooming too - it's this mild autumn.  Yes, strap down anything you have straps for  and get the torches and bottled water ready!!!  Well, that's what it says on the AA website 

We've got a wind up torch - think I'll pop it in my handbag for the journey to MIL's.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 09:43

I'm wondering if we're going to need one to get from MIL's to you Nut - and sister-in-law says she's popping in to see us before we leave to see you on Monday morning, after she's seen to the horses at Maxey - if you see any horses running free in the wind can you corral them somehow please, she'll be getting very stressed !!! 

Orange Tree Care

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 09:32

It doesn't look very happy at the moment does it?  I'm wondering if it's getting enough light?

How long has it been since you took charge of it, and were the leaves yellow when your parents passed it to you?

Not blaming you - just trying to see if the change in situation has caused it. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 09:26

KEF, if you can fold your legs up in the back seat you're welcome - can you bring a chainsaw?  We might need it when we go to visit Nut on Monday 

By the way, how's Mum?  Has she got over the trauma of the op now? Hopefully the improved eyesight is cheering her up 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 09:08

Thanks BL 

Right, I need to get on with stuff - tidy house and strap down stuff in the garden in case of storms - we're off later today for a few days 

?? Pond on My Allotment

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 08:58

Or another idea - do you have an allotment shed?  

If so you will of course, have a water butt to collect the rainwater from the gutter and downpipe - and that might have an overflow into a large shallow receptacle in which you can grow watercress and in which you can plunge plants before planting out (so obviously for horticultural purposes ) but it will also attract frogs, toads, birds etc 

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