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Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 16/11/2017 at 10:31

Chicky, you will love Kuranda.  Go up on the train, do the dukw amphibious vehicle tour of rainforest, visit Jack the ripper croc, and back down on the cable car. Finish off with the aboriginal culture place.tjapukai. it's an excellent day trip.

If you have not already booked the hotels arrange it, pickup and drop off at your hotel. 

Hot air ballooning over the Atherton tablelands, good. 

I wouldn't bother with the lava tubes again. A long ride to see a cave.

Can anyone identify this tree?

Posted: 15/11/2017 at 09:57

If you are in Sydney, then quite likely.  The early colonial explorers  planted a lot of these to provide spare masts for ships. Then they found they are too brittle to be used as masts. There are a lot about the coast in Oz though.

Can anyone identify this tree?

Posted: 15/11/2017 at 09:15

Picea breweriana or Cedrus deodara ? in UK. Both soft leaved, weeping conifers.

Can anyone identify this tree?

Posted: 15/11/2017 at 09:11

What country are you in? I have seen many Norfolk Island pines in WA. The Quokkas on Rottnest love them. They have lovely soft foliage unlike their relative , the monkey puzzle , which is hardy in the UK. I do not believe  Norfolk Island Pine would grow well to any size in the UK. I have seen the odd small one used inside in shopping centres.

A soft conifer  could be a Picea, however, without a photo of the full tree, cones, and leaves, impossible to identify.

Hoe, hoe, hoe?

Posted: 15/11/2017 at 09:01

I like the wilkinson sword swoe.  Any hoe will work but it has to be sharp.

Encourage tree to grow more on one side

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 15:01

If the poor side faces south, and is not overshadowed, then it will grow more on that side.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 11:33

Room full of old bare wrinklies or naturalists?


Posted: 13/11/2017 at 11:31

Chuck it out . Lidl has bulbs with two flower buds just starting for 3.99 each. They should be in flower by xmas.

Moving Buddhlia

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 09:50

That tricolour looks beautiful.  A marvel of photoshop. Even with three different colours planted in one pot, it ain't gonna look like that. Different colours have different growth habits as well. I have a wild pale purple type, the butterflies love, up at 18ft, and a white one they ignore at 6ft.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 09:46

OK Clari. I have a pic of you giving a talk to a load of old codgers sat there in their wrinkly skins. It's not good at this time in the morning. As you are now the forums expert on plant galls you can help me. Our oak is covered in the spangle galls as on your leaf, not to mention the oak apple type and the crown gall type.  The leaves get mown up and then in a builders bag.(Two bags full yesterday. ) As there is some grass in there as well, it heats up. Will that kill all the possible wasps or am I due an invasion next spring. Should I be annoying the neighbours on this fine day by having a big smoky bonfire instead to kill them all off? Is there anything that predated on these thing? Am I doing it all wrong? Help.

Regarding blue planet. The coral reef bit was a bit early for me. It should have been January. That is when I will reach maximum withdrawal symptoms. At the moment I am a bit dived out. We did do 54 dives over three weeks, mostly just over an hour, but some up to 90 mins, including one memorable one, where we had a mimic octopus at the end of the dive, OH carried on photoing, the diveguide ran out of Nitrox, and  we carried on breathing off of my tank. You're supposed to hit the surface with 40 bar or more, starting off with 200. OH had 40 , I had 30, Diveguide was on fumes.  Mouth  a bit dry but brilliant dive.

 January I start watching the home made videos over and over.  As someone said, I can just relive the best bits. The video is not up to Blue planet quality, but it keeps me happy.

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