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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 16:48

On Saturday I picked some sage to put in the stuffing. I dropped it on the work surface for a while. Late that night I found  what I think is a rosemary beetle, on the white tiles. Quite large with a striped carapace.  I will have to give the  herb bed a good shake over newspaper to see if there are any more. That one got squished.

Climate Change?

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 16:44

I have never understood the "fact" often  quoted , that carbon dioxide levels have gone up. From my O level biology, I did experiments of altering growing conditions. Increasing the level of carbon dioxide  leads to an increase in photosynthesis by plants, all else being constant. So if the plant grows faster, more carbon dioxide is used and the ambient level remains the same.   Phytoplankton levels in the ocean  "bloom" when the water stirs up and more carbon dioxide and nutrients are available, thus fixing the carbon dioxide into carbohydrates in various plants.  The phytoplankton in the oceans, along with  grass and  forests suck up all excess CO2.


HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 16:22

I fleeced the banana in the greenhouse. That's not a euphemism either.

Plants you don't like...are there any?

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 10:18

I hate that black lily grass, Ophiopogon, It just looks dead to me.

How can I remove this clump?

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 22:49

You will probably need a pickaxe or rootbreaker.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 21:59

Sweet dreams, Clari and reggie.

Quick question for the composting experts

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 23:40

I think the coir used in hanging basket liners may have been treated with something. If it has not rotted, chop it up a bit, wet it and throw it back in again.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 23:37

Half a trifle left if anyone wants some.


Bulb questions

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 23:34

I planted a huge bag of mixed daffs from Lidl. They have an extended season that way. If you only have one variety, the display will be over sooner

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 10:51

Hubby is feeling better this morning. Courtesy car has come. Same size car but smaller engine, manual gearbox, no safety pack, no winter pack. No idea how long it will take to put a new rear on the old one.

Fridge full, shopping done, wine at 4c outside at the moment.

Have a good day folks.

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