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Amazing Encounter

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 09:08

The south east is a 'bubble' though, aym, and while people continue to flock there for work etc , it will only get more populated and all services will be stretched to breaking point.  Britain is small, but not every area is like that - fortunately!  

Loads of areas for beautiful wildlife and scenery all over our lovely British Isles   

Amazing Encounter

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 09:00

I take a short cut through nearby side roads sometimes, in a residential area, with large properties. There's a burn running through the area, eventually forming a pond, with an uncultivated plot of land which backs onto some of the houses. One night I encountered a couple of badgers crossing from the plot to one of the houses. They went up the driveway and were playing around on the gravel - quite happily  

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 08:52

I write the reply first, moving it down  a little bit,  then add the quoted bit above. That saves the problem with it appearing in the box with the quote.

If I remember....

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 08:39






Hostafan1 wrote (see)

He's got a pressy Fairy. 

I asked last night if we had any wrapping paper:

" just christmas paper"

" do you want your pressy in Christmas paper, or shan't I bother?"

It's unwrapped.

And they say romance is dead??? pah


As long as you delivered it with a smile...   



Moving rhododendron

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 08:34

Are you guaranteeing that hot summer Verd?  

I'm shifting one too - to the great compost bin in the sky so it can wait till after flowering. I could easily do that even if I was keeping it, because we'll get suitable conditions, but I'd agree with Verdun - it will need to be cut back if it's big anyway, so nothing to lose by shifting it now, and if you have dry conditions - everything to gain. I'd mulch well afterwards, to retain moisture until it's well established. 

When you say big - are you talking 7 or 8 feet or is it smaller than that?


Posted: 13/03/2016 at 08:27

Dead heading the white ones, in particular, is a good idea - they look rough when the flowers turn! 

I do the same as LF and Dove re pruning, but you can hack to the ankles and they come back. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 08:24

Mornig all/afties Pat - love your skink pix on the other thread 

Happy birthday Hosta hubby ...  did you get a nice sleep last night?

Oooh - a croissant or three would be lovely Dove  

My blackies have wrecked all the logs round by the shed with their digging Dove - they love rootling around don't they! They've been chucking all the bark about that's under the  hedge too. I'll get to that today if I don't walk - forecast's full of fog so it's made me  a bit  

Yvie - surveyors do give a false sense of security. They only look at roofs or 'out of the way ' bits from a distance. Hopeless really. It can pay to have a more in depth survey done but it does make everything more expensive. I think things have improved up here a fair bit since the Home Report came in, but it's still not a perfect system. I can personally vouch for that 


What is your weather like?

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 08:17

cloudy and mild here - much like yesterday I think 

Grazing rye

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 08:16

Your strawbs will be perfectly happy in pots of any kind for quite a while, if you want to wait re the rye, Aster 

I grow mine in pots most of the time anyway. They can also just be heeled into a spare patch of ground temporarily too. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 19:03

I've just remembered - if you're looking in Topbird - I said I'd remind you if there are any programmes with good scenery etc.  Griff Rhys Jones' programme 'Mountain' is on BBC 2 currently.  I recorded it on Friday afternoon but missed the previous episodes so downloaded them. The first and third episodes are Scottish ones, and the others are Lake District , Pennines and Snowdonia  

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