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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 23:43

My friend in Australia has boxes that moved from Pittsburgh in America, to Nottingham, to Perth,Australia, and then twice within western Australia. Its only the gardens that get left behind when she moves.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 23:34

Beware of homes where all the residents sit around in a stupefied state. Some homes "manage" residents by getting the doctor to prescribe tranquillisers and sleeping tablets.  That way the night staff have little to do. Trouble is,there is an increased risk of falls in any elderly on sleeping tablets. If ,on an unannounced visit, the residents are actively socialising with each other, and doing various  hobbies,then you have  probably found a good place.

dog proofing a leylandii hedge

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 08:44

Next door had to chain link fence their side of the beech hedge. This kept in dalmatian and great danes, but for a jack russell it had to be buried six inches and stapled to a log. 

 

Mystery Plant

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 21:41

Give it a feed, a water, and a mulch of compost or bark, but not touching the crown, or growing point.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 21:29

Could be good. Could be wonderful.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 21:20

Hellebore

Apricots

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 18:04

It will probably survive and may flower. However in  Nottingham, I have had one good crop in 20 years. Most years a few set and the squirrels steal them while green, just to eat the kernels. I've cut it down. Apples are a safer bet that far north.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 16:35

I know what you mean, lyn.

After the mother in law was put on end of life care, and given three months to live, she was taken off all her medication, and rallied. Five years later , when she finally died at 90, we plan the first holiday in four years, and my dad is taken ill.

Do we go or do we stay?

Tree Dahlia

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 09:42

Hostafan, do yours flower? I read that tree dahlias are harder to get to flowering in our climate. As I cant get acidanthera to flower, I think I will stick to bishops children.

Help needed

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 04:23

I like the levington pro range best, but it is  not easy to get hold of. It is peat based.  Most multipurpose compost is just recycled green waste with added fertiliser, bits of broken pot, plastic and the occasional nail. I object to having to sieve   the rubbish out before using it.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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: 12/07/2014 at 13:40

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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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 23:01

SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 22:12

Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 21:09

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 19:22

Identification needed

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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 21:47

Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 11:57

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 19:44
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