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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 20:29

No, when I stripped the walls prior to the new kitchen going in, half the plaster came off. The plasterer said it was because PVA on the walls, if you use a steam stripper, blows the old plaster off. he said he gets a lot of work that way. £600 bill later, I am using a standard white paint, watered down a bit for the roller. it has soaked up the first two lots of paint. A bit more to go on tomorrow.

I did spend a week camping style.. no electric in the kitchen,microwave and kettle in the living room. I always had a bed to go to at night. I couldn't go without a bed for four years.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 20:10

I spent most of today painting the walls in the kitchen trying to keep plaster dust down. I cant decide on final colours yet, so for now its all getting a coat of white.

However, when I went to open the greenhouse this morning, a couple of these were fluttering around.


The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 19:47


 This weeks vases. Spanish bluebells, which grow almost like hyacinths, and the end of the daffs. The only ones I have left to open are lemon strike.

Forgetmenots are fully out now,so I put a few in the vase.

How to look after Agave Americana Marinata Variegata

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 15:10

Plastic pots are best, they do become rootbound. Water well in summer, likes full sun, , keep on the dry side in winter and  frost free.They are supposed to tolerate a few degrees of frost,but one I left in the ground turned to mush over  winter.

Fruit, Vegetables and Old Bonfires

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 08:25

Ideal for growing fruit. Wood ash is good for promoting flowers and hence fruit. The bonfire will have sterilized the top couple of inches and killed off a lot of weed seeds. If you can rotate bonfires around the plot it can be useful. Biochar is expensive charcoal sold as a soil improving additive and you will have your own.

How to grow some seeds i found 6 years ago.

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 20:35

I was thinking the same, Archie.

If they grow, then the leaves should prove it one way or the other.

Raspberry canes - potassium problem?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 20:15

I planted a dozen polka last year. This year, compared to the Glen Ample planted at the same time, the Polka looked somewhat anaemic, even though next to each other in same soil. I have fertilised and mulched them, the new growth seems strong though.

 Dove has been growing these for longer, maybe she will know if they are like that when young.

Thompson & Morgan - damaged plants received

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 19:54

last time there was a problem with T&M, someone from the company said that you get quicker results from complaining on their facebook page.

I dont have a facebook page, so my comment at the time , that it would help if they read their email, was not commented on.


HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 09:05

What did you have to eat? Punkdoc.

The only time I have eaten in a michelin star restaurant I was a bit disappointed, considering the cost.  It didn't help in that although they had rooms, we could not stay for just one night, we had to have two, so we stayed at a different hotel a taxi ride away.

border soil help

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 08:58

I would just tickle in to the top few inches, a cupful of blood fish and bone every yard or so.

Well rotted manure is good for the structure of the soil, but if it is good loam, you don't really need it for a few bedding plants.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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time limited special offers 
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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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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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