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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 17:32

We are indeed doc.....it's all that haggis....

and the biting...

Lovely here - shame I have no energy. I now have a roughcasted extension. It's broken shell, so the spillage will be good for digging into all the compacted soil  

Breezy here too Clari - but dry, which is always a bonus. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 19:29

Good to see you RB. I disable cookies regularly. I disabled an entire packet recently....

It's a hard life being a pensioner Dove  Glad you had a nice day.

I've done very little since coming home form work apart from watering a few bits and pieces and making dinner....and eating it.

Grass needs cutting again - I only did it on Friday. The warmth has made it take off. 

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Posted: 11/05/2016 at 17:54

jad - with all due respect, there's no point starting a thread to make your complaint. You need to put it on the relevant one where the tech team can see it.

It's 'Update on improvements to forum' . If you notify them on there I'm sure they'll address it 

The email notification has never been consistent which is why many people don't use it anyway!

Troughs for tomatoes.

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 17:46

I was just going to suggest that Brickman - cutting the bottoms out the pots. I did that when I had some cherry toms growing in a conservatory.  Each one had a 6" or 7" pot which was then put in a seed tray of compost with holes in the bottom and a tray underneath that to allow water to drain out.

If you're careful about the maintenance of them, you'll get a good crop. We had loads  

I also successfully grew a cherry type in one of those deep plastic clematis pots as an experiment. It produced plenty of fruit. They often perform well if they're grown quite hard as they think they're going to peg out, therefore rushing to make flowers and fruit in order to reproduce.


Posted: 11/05/2016 at 08:04

You need to ask the tech team on the dedicated site Michael. 'Update on improvements to forum' is the thread title ( I can't do links)  Put that in the search  box and it will come up and you can post there   

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 08:00

Morning all/afties Pat. Sorry to hear about your dog. Getting old's rubbish for everyone isn't it? 

Love that photo fidget - your fingers look remarkably clean too 

I managed to rescue a  bee at work yesterday. He/she was in the sink and I poured some boiling water from the kettle into it before I saw him   Soon as I realised, I gathered him up and got him to dry land and he wandered off. Must have been a very tough little chap.

Gorgeous here again - sorry to rub it in to all you lot with rain. I'm beginning to feel like Verdun.... 

Off to salt mines soon so have a good day everyone 

cutting down greens of daffs / tulips

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 07:51

Nanny - have you got some spare plastic pots you can transfer them into over the summer? Some good gritty compost and they should be fine for planting later in autumn.

They do tend to diminish over time, apart from the species and Apeldoorn ones. I don't expect them to last long in the climate up here, but I mainly have mine in raised beds in gritty soil or in containers, and I get  a couple of years from them or maybe a third if I'm lucky.

If you have some nice pots you want to put other planting in, in subsequent years, put the tulips in plastic pots and then put those inside the nice ones so that you can lift them out easily to change things round. Makes life much easier! 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 19:56

Ok Wonks. At the moment - it looks like the sun disappears here by Saturday, so you're sorted! 

I took some Acidanthera out the growhouse this morning, and put them back in this evening. That's the sum total of gardening today  for me 

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Posted: 10/05/2016 at 19:39

Great minds Pete  

Can't think of anything else flowering at this time of year that would be similar to buddleia 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 19:37

I eventually managed to see the toad Lesley - I thought it was in profile and then I realised he was looking at me.... 

Sorry fidget and Wonks - I've arranged for us to have all the good weather up here for now. It's vitally important to me. Don't worry - you'll be getting it back soon I expect 

Cracking pic BL. Fascinating looking birds aren't they? They must be able to get down into the ground a good way with those long beaks  

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