Latest posts by Fairygirl

When is the best time to grow grapes and wild strawberries

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 07:27

Buying plants is the easiest way. I doubt you can grow  a grapevine from seed. The alpine strawberries probably, but I don't know what the success rate of that would be, let alone the length of time.

They can be planted at any time as long as the ground's suitable. I take it you have a large greenhouse or similar for a grapevine?

Last edited: 07 May 2017 07:28:14

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 07:18

Morning all/afties Pat

Not myself at all this weekend - I'll spare you the details. Been awake since five after going to bed at nine last night after a rubbish day yesterday. Had to come home an hour into my walk. Feel a bit better now.  I think those two hills are trying to tell me something. 

Goldcrest would be my guess Hosta.

At least my 225 mile round trip didn't include any drivers like that BL, just the usual clowns. Hope you can get it sorted relatively easily.  Hate to think what her insurance premiums will be - if she has any...

Christian Kitchens Dukinfield Reviews (14)

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 07:30

Awwww....poor you. Should have gone somewhere else. Like the local tip


Hostafans View

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 07:29

Starlings not migrating

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 07:29

They'll be fine Maggie - I have lots of little frazzled bits from the frosts. It's just disappointing if it affects blossom, but the trees themselves will be fine.


Posted: 06/05/2017 at 07:27

Mine are heavily mulched each year - just keep it a few inches away as Ladybird says - you won't have a problem 

Raised Bed Liners

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 07:25

Looks good grimble - mine are all lined with beavy duty black poly. Makes a big diffference to water retention too if reqiured  

( 26 ) Christian Kitchens Dukinfield Reviews

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 07:24

Well that's ok - you already got the other half  so now you have a whole one  


( 26 ) Christian Kitchens Failsworth Reviews

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 07:23

Well - you can always cook half a meal. Better for your waistline  


Hostafans View

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 07:22

Greta Lyn - I saw the Forker's one first. Looking forward to more.

Any chance you can force Hosta to take some more photos too?  

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