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Fork Handles

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 07:37
Lyon Greene wrote (see)
Earlier in the week Crocus sent me a large home/sentry box, this one...
http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/19154.jpg?width=350

I left it outside, and overnight it seems to have become home to some creature(s).
Bunny.. wrote (see)
Bunnies ?

Not exactly certain.

I could just see a pair of eyes through the little window...

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/19156.jpg?width=350

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 07:28

I thought you might be curious to know what kind of animals...

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 07:16

Morning forkers,

Fed the birds around 6.45. It's getting light noticably early now. It felt relatively mild too.

Earlier in the week Crocus sent me a large home/sentry box, this one...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/19154.jpg?width=600&height=350&mode=max

I left it outside, and overnight it seems to have become home to some creature(s).

Fork Handles

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 10:59

If the inside is warm during the day, then the air can hold water. When the air cools down at night, then the water in the air condenses. That's how dripping is made.

The greenhouse needs to be well ventilated

Fork Handles

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 10:43

Condensation in greenhouse often means that humidity is too high. Not good for seedlings as it encourages moulds and nasty things.

garden themed cruises

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 07:48

Fork Handles

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 07:37

Morning forkers,

It's going to be a lovely day (though this won't last). Would like to get another batch of seeds into the propagator, and also pot up some lily bulbs that arrived through the post last week. Also have a billion other jobs - that will need to wait.

garden themed cruises

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 16:18

I had a peek at the website given. These are tours to foreign lands...Morocco, Guernsey, Ireland, Norway, Scotland, St Petersburg, etc... Pippa Greenwood is leading one tour, and 3 other gardeners who have appeared occasionally on telly, are leading other tours.

I believe that last year, Alan Titchmarsh led one of these cruises, organised by the same company...

http://www.cruise.co.uk/cruise-news/article-634/alan-titchmarsh-goes-cruising/

Disappointing that Monty isn't taking a group around the gardens of France or Italy. I always thought that would have been a great idea.

Many of the tours depart from Southampton. There are some attractive gardens in Southampton. We know of at least one. Not sure if that one is on any of the itineries.

Fork Handles

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 14:25

Mile a minute - that's the one. I also bought some Hemerocallis. At my GC they only ever have a couple of varieties of Hemerocallis. Crocus have 15 varieties to choose from. A specialist nursery would have even more - I might try that.

Fork Handles

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 12:50

Fallopia = Russian vine.

Named after an Italian Professor - Gabriele Falloppi.

He discovered falloppian tubes, which are named after him. Something to do with women's biology. I do not know what Russian vine has to do with falloppian tubes.

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