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Unhappy with new fence - doesn't match old

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 06:24

Does the guttering of the neighbours garage drain on to your land? Is there a drain there or is it a soakaway? The way the fence has been put in implies the next door neighbours garage is right up to the boundary with the gutter hanging over.

Homegrown Wedding Flowers

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 21:24

Don't forget that you will need lots of vases.

You can get some nice  vintage vases off of Ebay, and also by browsing the charity shops. I picked up a 6 inch cut crystal vase last week for £1.50.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 07:39

September already. Where did summer go?

With all the hoo ha last week, OH forgot nurse appointment to get holiday jabs. A bit of creeping is going to be necessary to reschedule. I have two days at work, got to catch up on last week still. Have a good day everyone.

 

Apple tree advice please!

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 07:33

My thoughts were a bacterial canker below the graft line. Burn it and get a new tree.

what will go with Delphinium summer nights

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 20:28

White hesperis matronalis.

White Lychnis coronaria.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 20:10

Lovely hedychium.

and a novel method of securing tomatoes, but it obviously works.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:23

I'm off to hospital visiting. Dad is getting better by the day, he managed to get out of bed yesterday. Tomorrow I expect we'll have to strap him in to keep him in bed.

I'll cut him a bunch of grapes from the greenhouse. He had some last week,said they were sweet but had pips in. No pleasing some folk. Morrisons grapes have no pips but were not sweet enough. My nephew complained that the worcester apples off my tree were not sweet enough. One of the girls at work said they would be alright for her horse!!! 

I see that twelve nunns nursery have Trillium grandiflorum plenum and T. roseum..

Plant now for gorgeousness next Spring.

Good News for Mike

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:16

I'm very pleased for you, mike. I hope you can get out in the garden and start to get a better outlook on life. Staring at four walls, and thinking too much about what might happen is often the start of a downwards spiral. Time to get out and do things.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 21:01

Dad is much better day, due to us forcing water down him and rehydrating him. His blood pressure is coming back up. I kinda lost it when the cardiac man turned up and said A&E, who told us he had hours to live, had made a mistake and he had not had a heart attack. As he has had no treatment for a heart attack, just 7 hours on a trolley which he fell off of when he wanted to go to the toilet, and a glucose drip in emergency admissions unit, and then transferred to the stroke ward, I want a few answers. No 1 . If they thought he had had a heart attack, why did he get no treatment? Why was he asked if he wanted a DNR.? Why was the rest of the family told he was dying and nature would take its course by the end of the day? Of course they wont talk to me about it because its confidential, but when I have a signed letter from dad to enable me to do just that, All Hell is going to break loose.

Sweetcorn

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 20:48

With sweet corn, when you harvest it, the sugars start to turn to starch and you lose the sweetness. The best way to deal with it is put a pan of water on to boil, then pick the sweetcorn and boil immediately.  If you are going to blanch and freeze, then pick all at once. If you want the sweetest possible , then pick and eat when needed.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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squash crown prince

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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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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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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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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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Identification needed

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