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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 00:11

Good  Morning, Pat.

 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 00:09

Yes, we have the beeflys and their prey, and they do love the primulas. We have the solitary bees that nest in the ground, and tree bees in bird boxes, as well as the usual bumble bees. I am planting some Stachys byzantina, hoping for carder bees.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 19:40

Doing a bit of weeding today. This beefly landed on me.

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 Normally they buzz around like a golden snitch, so it was amazing to study it up close.

ID plants please

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 19:18

?? umbellifer family, onion family,  basil?

what did you plant?

Help Bougainvillea desparately needs saving

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 21:32

If you have eliminated the whitefly, then hard prune it, feed  with  a tomato  feed or phostrogen to promote flowering, and water it, and it should put on new growth which will flower later on in the year.

Bougainvillea will not stand frost, they need to be kept frost free. They will drop leaves in cold weather.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 07:51

I get an overwhelming urge to peel eucalypts when they look like that, Pat.

Subsoil

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 22:14

If its sandy and you sieve out stones which would damage the lawnmower, spread it very thinly on the lawn, let it grow then spread thinly again, building up in layers.

Don't ever spread clay on top. Our neighbours did, and when it rained it diverted the rain through my garage.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 21:08

I'm watching Ben Fogle and sharks.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 19:02

I ache.

I started doing a little weeding, then pulling out old grass from the deschampia. I thought that would be good for the bug hotel I have been intending to make. As the little b*88er broke up two of my pallets last year, I have made a smaller one. I have rummaged in neighbours bins for pop bottles to cut down and stuff with corrugated cardboard for lacewings.

I need chocolate.

and a little wine.

 

Molly the Witch in trouble

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 18:58

This might sound daft. Some plants in my garden are more advanced than usual for this time of year. The growth is a bit soft. A  sharp frost has damaged some some growth. I am hoping it will outgrow it, but it has knocked the plants back.

Could it possibly be that?. I know they are hardy plants, but soft growth gets damaged by frost.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Last Post: 20/04/2016 at 09:39

Special offers

time limited special offers 
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Last Post: 24/03/2016 at 19:19

Fantasy garden

Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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Last Post: 02/02/2016 at 22:14

wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Last Post: 01/10/2015 at 17:37

Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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Last Post: 23/09/2015 at 20:15

bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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Last Post: 05/08/2015 at 07:37

chelsea winners

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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 20:52

Lotus corniculatus

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Last Post: 14/05/2015 at 18:39

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 10/11/2015 at 00:19

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

fungi identification please

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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

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Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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