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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 15:20

Yvie, The last hellebore I bought at Ashwoods is now flowering. It is labelled as Primadonna and is similar to yours. I have just had a wander up the garden, and I think the hellebore seed from 2015 summer is just germinating.   They could be interesting.


Hubby bought me a new orchid (dendrobium)  and a card . Snowdrops are doing quite well , a white pulmonaria is out, various hellebores are flowering and the Viburnum is perfuming the garden. If its warm tomorrow I may move a few foxgloves out of the veg patch into flowering position.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 20:30

Ashwood hellebore tour next Saturday 18th for anyone in the vicinity.


https://www.ashwoodnurseries.com/events/hellebore-tours-feb2017/



I am being restrained. Last time I went I spent £200.

how to deter cats from fouling in your garden

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 20:23

I found this online. It is marketed in Australia for keeping cats in your yard. Brilliant idea for keeping cats out as well if you have a fence to install it on. The video is funny.


 A bit like a squirrel proof birdfeeder, only a cat keeper outer. look up OSCILLOT


https://www.oscillot.com.au/


figs

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 19:46

You can absolutely slaughter it and it will grow back, if you cut it now before the sap starts to rise.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 19:44

Yvie, what a gorgeous specimen. Is it from Ashwoods? Does it have a name?

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 17:48

Mmm, not sure about how good vetting by agents is. The house across the road had a couple in who bought a new house when she got pregnant and kept the old one as a rental. The first tenants were nurses, so apart from the odd hours, no problem. The new tenant is a car mechanic. He currently has his car, a works van, and three doer uppers on the front. Car revving at all hours. I am contemplating shoving a potato up his exhaust.


I am rapidly becoming a grumpy old git.

Cheap K-i-t-c-'h-e-n Units For Sale London

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 06:20

Reported to moderators.

The version of our gardens that we long to see again

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 06:09

Of  course it is, everyone welcome.

100 year old indoor GrapeVine

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 21:12

I agree with bob. Woolly aphids on the vines. The grape splitting and going mouldy is often caused by irregular watering and inadequate ventilation.  If they are dry, then get a lot of water, the grapes swell too fast and split.

Poisoned by Sycamore....

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 17:49

We have a friend in environmental health, he flies all over the world to take samples of water systems. His most famous time was when he was winched by helicopter on to a cruise ship off of Australia. the Australian authorities would not let it dock.  Two days to get there. two hours work, two days to get back.


 He says there is no way he would ever sit in a hot tub that other people have sat in.

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