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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 08:32

I've got a modelmaker on hand to do a prototype.!!


HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 08:25

Good holiday weekend everyone.

Idea for an expanding greenhouse. One on wheels an inch smaller than the fixed one. The smaller one on wheels, in winter it sits inside the larger one and is double glazed. In summer it slides out and doubles the available room and single the inner of a matchbox.

There's an idea for the techie students who plague us with their intentions to reinvent the spade.

Black Eyed Susan

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 08:13

I saw these for sale in a garden centre in Burford, at Easter. They already had buds on, and a small sign nearby saying tender plants should be protected from frost. I bet 9 tenths of those are already dead. 

They are easy from seed. I potted eight of them on yesterday. They won't be planted out until June.


Posted: 30/04/2016 at 08:04

Just the tip will do, unless they have become very leggy.


Slug explosion

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 08:00

I have a four pronged attack method.

1. A pair of mallards have taken up residence. Any molluscs they miss in the day the thrushes and blackbirds have.

2.hedgehog , frogs and toads gets the night slimers.

3.slug pubs around certain things they love like delphiniums and dahlias. Delphiniums also have a top dressing of crushed baked eggshells.

4. I caught a large snail in a mousetrap in the greenhouse baited with nutella



Posted: 29/04/2016 at 20:37

The garden centres and supermarkets are selling tender plants with no warnings that any frost will kill them. Complain to where you bought them. They  really should come with a warning. I suppose they sell twice as many this way.


Stupid, or what ?

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 10:45

I took cuttings off the penstemons when I cut them down a couple of weeks ago.

I didnt label them at all.

But I know they are penstemons.

My verbena bonariensis aren't labelled either.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 10:43

I opened the controlled drug cupboard in a lincolnshire pharmacy, to find a row of bottles of Strychnine. For sale to the registered mole catcher. he had to sign the poisons book and have a certificate.Thats all right then.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 08:57

No frost here. It rained a lot last night. Mrs Mallard was having a good time furtling around the pots with a few side ventures into the wood. I'm assuming she was sorting the slugs out.

Sweet pea sticks to set up today.

Yellow rose ID

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 23:46

Yes, now you mention it, I seem to remember reading the label. I usually photograph both for reference, but was amazed to see it in full flower so early in April.

Thanks marlorena.

So B3 which is it?

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