Latest posts by fidgetbones

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 11:25

I have been physically attacked, by white male drug addicts. I have been made to feel very uncomfortable by  non white males who leer, comment in a different language, and generally cause more long term fear and anxiety, whether warranted or not. I avoid gangs of drunken men of any type.

We should not have to be afraid to walk alone in our own country, because of  immigrants with different beliefs, moral or religious.

Wages at the bottom end are driven down, by non english speakers willing to work for low wages and poor conditions.  We need to have control of our borders, and to be able to deport  lawbreakers back to their own countries, with their families, not be unable to remove them due to their human rights and the fact they have a cat in this country.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 11:12

I thought it was just my kindle.  run errors again.

Anyway, sunny here. I have just done electric readings. reply came back, higher than expected , do again.  I expect that means a big bill then.

I have had no answer from the seed suppliers of my runner beans about non germination. I have never had trouble  germinating beans before. Anyone else had problems?

Tree peony

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 11:03

I have an area I put seeds in trays that don't germinate the first year. Often they germinate the second year, after that they get tipped out.

Tree peony

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 23:54

As nut says.

I threw away a potful that hadn't germinated after two years. The following spring, up they came on the dumping ground.

Tree peony

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 23:44

Sow them in pots of gritty compost. Leave in cold frame to germinate. It may take up to three years. If sown fresh, they may germinate the following spring. Label the pots.

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 23:33

Keep yourself safe, wonky.

There are areas of Sheffield, Derby, and Nottingham, where it is not safe for a lone female to walk alone.  There have always been bad areas, but now they seem worse.

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 23:06

As KT53 says, Cameron went to negotiate. Basically they just laughed at him. He got nowhere.  Our interests and wishes are ignored when we are in, but they want our money to fund further expansion.

I do think that even if there is a majority out vote, there will be an excuse for us to stay in.

Not Growing

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 22:42

I would not attempt to grow watermelons in this country,without a heated  humid greenhouse, even then I dont think there is much chance of it coming to anything. Did the frost get it last week?

Some apples tend towards biennial bearing, one of my big trees has few apples one year and a bumper crop the following. I planted five small trees,  all of them flowered and fruited last year, this year one has not got any blossom at all.

Peas sound like they are being overwatered.

Allium bulbs may have been too small to flower in the first year,if they are in a sunny position and you feed them this year, they may flower next year. Did you plant them deep enough?, at least twice the depth of the bulb , I plant mine up to six inches deep.

Last edited: 15 May 2016 22:42:56

Ivy damaging my property

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 22:36

If a tree is overhanging your property, you can cut it back to the boundary, offering the cuttings back to the owner of the tree, who may or may not want them. Obviously not in this case.

If you want it cutting back to the boundary, generally you will have to do it at your own expense. You do not have a right to light in your bathroom, I am afraid. Trimming your side is unlikely to give much effect on the light front unless a branch is directly in front of the window.

You may NOT  cut a tree back to the boundary if it has a tree preservation order on it. Similar rules apply in a conservation area.

Ivy can be cut back if it is on your fence.

Ivy growing over a fence will not rot the fence, often it protects it from the elements.

Old Compost Heap

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 19:58

It will be fine to mix in the top soil as preparation for your grass seed. Just spread it out and fork it in the top few inches.

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