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Posted: 22/08/2013 at 13:32

Good advice already Adam and I'd just add that clearing the ground properly around them to make a defined border will benefit them enormously and of course it's aesthetically pleasing too. Feed, water and mulch as the others have alkready said. You don't want  grass invading and competing for nutrients with any shrubs or hedges. 


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 13:25

Someone mentioned the same issue on here recently and Italophile answered. If you can find that thread you'll get the reason - sorry I can't remember what the answer was but weather came into it.

The thread called 'Tomatoes'  last week (in Problem Solving ) has info about ripening if you can locate it. The search button at top of page is useful for that!


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 08:13

I know what you mean chick. The online thing gets jammed and goes in to meltdown and the post can be hopeless too - as I recently discovered- but you get privacy as you say. Too stressful doing it at school!  

Off to work now - enjoy the day everyone 


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 08:10

mimondo - I was intrigued that you had temps of 35 but used peely wally! 

 I'd agree with the advice wb and Dove have given. Sandy soil won't help either. Failing that - you'll need to bring it back here to Scotland! 


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 08:06

You can get peanut 'nibs' which are like pre chopped nuts so I expect they would be ideal too. I used to get them for the birds when I mixed my own feed for them. Some of the GC's here stock Chapelwood feed. I've not seen the hedgehog that visited at all since that first night 6 weeks ago but I'm getting a nice little area in the back corner of the garden for wildlife so I'm hoping he might return in the autumn when food's more scarce. 


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 08:01

Morning chick- hope the results are good. Do you always get them at school and not in post etc? 

Dove- light the blue touch paper


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 07:46

Morning all. Dull here but dry. Just read last night's posts- wasn't really on as I was reading and then fell asleep. Dove- will there be fireworks when you leave? Or is that happening before the 5th November with your current situation.... 

Hope to do a bit more toiling outside later but have younger Fairy child's birthday cake to start making later. 

Have a good day all 


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 07:39

Re 'nads' SD- you're a man and I'm not. You have them and I don't..........

Good Evening FORKERS

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Posted: 21/08/2013 at 18:41

Turns the right way when I click on it!

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