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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 18:50

Hee hee- you're on the naughty step now Hostie! 


Dovefromabove wrote (see)


I've been playing with a warm hosepipe in the back garden,     


I got slightly worried there for a moment....

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 18:16

That was kind of her Verd. Did you ask for seconds? 

I fed my grass, sowed some more sweet peas and potted up some Acidantheras - handy in the sunnier border. Also sowed the harebells I got - they are so tiny!  

Mini cloche (green house type)

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 18:10

Ta philippa  

Think I put a bit of chicken wire across the bulk of the pond last year. Birds could get in to bathe and drink but the spawn was relatively safe. I rescued several little froglets once they were out and about so at least some managed the 'Great Escape' 

Hopefully some will eventually come back once they're big enough 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 18:04

Really taking shape Hefty. Nice when you start seeing the end product after all the work  

Couple of little bits of spring today

drumstick primula


and the only pasqueflower that's open




How deep for pond marginals?

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 17:38

You can always put a brick or something similar onto shelves that are too deep and sit your pots on that. 

Mini cloche (green house type)

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 17:34

I collected some frog spawn from the foot of the hill yesterday - been out checking it to make sure the magpies haven't been in at it! 

I like fishing out 'stuff' too 

I miss the big pond at the last house - endless hours of gazing there.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 17:31

I re watched it as I wasn't really paying attention first time round Lyn - but I'd agree with you!  When he apologised for being late, perhaps he'd been in the pub, getting some Dutch courage to face them. It made me laugh!  

Welcome SWind. That'll keep you out of mischief for a few weeks...or months....

Been out doing a few bits and bobs. Very dull and cloudy now but the washing was half dried at least.

More seeds sown. Those ruddy Harebells are tiny....

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 17:21

Oh Lyn - that's desperate. I hope Tetley's link is of some use to you and you can get some help somewhere. Lack of sleep won't make it any easier for you either.

Don't ever feel you're whingeing. It's vital you can offload. it's what our little 'family' here is for. xxx

How deep for pond marginals?

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 15:23

Most marginals will just adapt madpenguin - coping easily with up to six inches  of water above them. If you put them in at around two or three inches, that will be fine for them and allows for any evaporation during the summer.

I can't do the links here to put you onto one of the many pond threads we've had, but you could look at one of the specialist nurseries online which will give you ideas. Puddleplants or Merebrook for example. 

Also - how big is your pond, as that affects the amount of plants you would put directly into it. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 10:37

I was just doing that too David! 

Not a huge difference to the hills - really just the heathery summit isn't it?

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