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Yet another possible weed?

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 17:15

Look like annual seedlings that have germinated in an empty space. Its quicker to give them a quick hoe off rather than fill the sprayer bottle.


Posted: 30/09/2013 at 15:27

 Aren't they the most gorgeous leaves?  If I had an acid soil I would have brought it home.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 13:07

I wouldn't want a 12 year old going down a mine as a pit pony driver, but they did. 

 Time has moved on. My friends kids can't comprehend a house without double glazing and central heating. Historical dramas give a feel of what was, and make me feel grateful that we have moved on.

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 12:57

I won't bother again with

samphire- didn't germinate.

cucamelons- tiny sour melon (one) no use for anything.

Yard long bean Metro rouge.- still waiting for them to flower.

runner bean firestorm. Didn't like the red tinge on the pods and not as tender as moonlight.

 Potato lady balfour  -tubers attacked by slugs and hollowed out.

Onion bedfordshire champion- grew well but nothing like the yield of red mammoth or kelsae.

Will grow again-

Sweet corn swift. Lots of cobs of really sweet corn.

 Runner bean moonlight nice tender pods.

Seaweed kale- lots of leaves through the season.

potato Kifli  -good salad potato.

Potato blue danube-really good for roasties.

courgette black forest- good solid courgettes.

Onion kelsae- huge bulbs.

Onion red Mammoth- good  sized sweet bulbs


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 10:38

Hello CH80, and welcome.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 10:30

Education and hard work has always been a way out of poverty.


Posted: 30/09/2013 at 09:53

Iwas thinking the same as Dove. If it died from honeyfungus, you have a problem, as replanting will just mean more loss of trees.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 09:47

I had a great grandmother on my mothers side , who was orphaned and then went into service in a big house, as a ladies maid to a duchess. On the other side , my great grandfather was orphaned at the age of eight, didn't go down the mines as expected, started selling pots door to door, and eventually ended up with a 7 bedroom house, 12 kids, and a live in maid. (and a stained glass window to his memory in the methodist chapel next door) Its history. It makes no difference to who I am now. We are all self made men or women. These days class seems to depend on how much money you have.  Rich people become poor, and poor people can become rich.

 Any television fiction that you don't like, just hit the off button.

Robin watch

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 09:35

I find the robins love dried mealworms , worms out of the compost heap, and suet pellets. Mine will feed from the feeders with rings instead of stick perches.

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 00:04

There were lots of sculptures that were very naturalistic. The deer, and swan I particularly liked, but there were also large metal teasels, and umbellifers, which I imagine in winter will look great .  Also a girl sat on a log, very lifelike.

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