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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.

primroses and primulas

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 22:08

I will be planting some out soon, (after I finally get round to lifting dahlias), but mine are hardened off. If they are in a greenhouse I would try and keep them out in the day, only moving in if frost threatens. They should be hardy generally if the roots fill a 3 inch pot. If they are tiny, maybe plant out in Spring.

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 21:08

Gardens of the Bay by night.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 20:55

and been bitten by those cute looking anemone fish. Not so cute and cuddly when they have eggs.  I saw  a squid laying eggs this time.  Every time we go we see something new, and loads of plastic rubbish.

Moving Buddhlia

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 20:52

I would take any suitable cuttings. Its the wrong time of year, but I've done a few today of a Bx weyerana.  When they have roots, decide whether you want to move it or plant a new one. A younger plant will do best.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 20:45

I could watch blue planet on a loop.  I love the colour changes on octopi and cuttle fish.  I think flamboyant cuttle fish are the best for colour changes.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 19:14

Wasn't Howards End done as a TV series 30 years ago?

I've chopped a couple of buddlejas down and shredded them. I've had three men knock on the door in the past two weeks offering to tidy the garden. I happen to like it like that. Its a nature reserve.  OH has mowed the lawns ( on the back) Together we filled two  builders bags. A long bath to soothe my aching back, and I've put dinner on.

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