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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 06:53

Good morning all  G'day Pat

I'm in bed and OH has just delivered a mug of coffee

It's overcast this morning, and damp, but it seems definitely milder than of late - I've not been out to check the temps yet this morning

I think we may be going to the zoo today

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 22:16


Posted: 01/05/2016 at 22:10

From the information I have, I don't object to glyphosate being used in a targeted way on pernicious weeds.

What I'm really concerned about is it being sprayed directly onto whole fields of wheat prior to harvest, in order to speed up the ripening process. 

I'm not sure I know anyone who'd like glyphosate in their daily bread

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 22:00

It didn't happen quite like that ... Smokey dropped dead at a very young age.  A suitably qualified scientific friend did a post mortem and diagnosed a heart malformation.    She had been having a go at taxidermy and asked if we wanted the cat back or if she could have a go at her taxidermy with it.  Wonky appeared to have moved on and I didn't think there would be a problem. 

How was I to know that said friend would be so chuffed with her taxidermy efforts that she donated Smokey to the local museum where she was a volunteer ... she wasn't the most 'child-focussed' of people, despite (or perhaps because of) having twin daughters of her own 


Green spores in manure

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 21:52

Just fork the soil over and leave it rough - if there are any mollusc or other eggs in there the birds will soon have them - particularly at this time of year when the nestlings are hungry.

I wouldn't worry about it.


Posted: 01/05/2016 at 21:49

Now the weather is getting a bit warmer hopefully we'll be seeing the bats from our local chalk mines flitting around our garden before heading off to the marshes to hoover up mosquitoes

Too late to plant gaffs and tulip bulbs?

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 18:50
That's lovely.

It's always worth having a go if the bulbs are not soft - what've you got to lose

Frost and BBC Weather Forecasts

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 18:45
Depends on the seedlings - what have you got?

Plant ID needed

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 18:30
Not unless you have several acres and want to cover half of it with a wildlife patch

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 18:27
Just so much to see at your place Hosta

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Whoops! I've done it again ......

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