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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 14:10

Enjoy the rest Clari. I must say it is the first time I can remember seeing dandelion flowers poking out of an inch of hail on the lawn

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 13:55

Frost at 7am, then sun, hail at noon, 1pm sun & snow, now rain   Good luck with the wand Clari, the weeds might drown 

Hope all in pain / discomfort feel better soon.

Dove & Wonky hugs. Also hugs for LilyP's family. 

I have loads of flowers to prick out but it's too cold for them in GH's and I don't want them all in the house so they will have to be leggy and get potted on deeply at some point. 

Toms, cumbers, aubergine, courgettes, peppers still residing in dining room with minimal heat along with Zinnia x2, Cosmos x2, Marigolds, and Echinacea ? spelling  

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 16:27

Try a Greek keyboard 

Rotherham area-have you any 4LT pots to swap me?

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 16:25

granma the pots I got from Morrisons have been great for all sorts, bonus is I don't have to drill holes in them certain parts of the bottom are quite thin so a pair of blunt scissors and a waddle about and I got good sized holes.  

Is there any better foliage ?

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 16:19

I'll Google that one Verdun 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 16:18

Cold max temp' 8C rain earlier then showers now more rain, thankfully no white stuff 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 15:34

p.s. I won't care if Magpies are nesting at mums.

Saturday afternoon there was such a noise outside five !! Blackbirds were chasing off a huge Magpie..the damn thing kept trying to drive a blackbird into the hedging. Yesterday morning carnage on our lawns( in three areas)  and next door. Obviously blackbird remains. It did me no good when I opened the blinds to see it pecking and eating bloody sinew from a wing. OH collected and disposed of all the remains, Three feet, some internal organs, wings and beaks, at least two had been killed.  

We have had a solo rook around for a few days and when the Magpie came back today it chased it and eventually it took off.  I had wondered if the rook was the culprit and Magpie just feeding, don't think so as the other birds aren't scared of the rook but head for the hills when that damn thing comes back. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 15:19

Lizzie & Dove it's been chilly here now it is cold ! I've put the heating on. Rain at first and then drizzle on and off.

Hoping it's no worse tomorrow as we have a team at mum's house reducing 6 Conifers by 2/3 rds. I know it as bit late re: birds and nesting but this is the first date we could have and they need doing. Mum has loads of other conifers, bushes & trees soz birdies 

Runner Beans

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 14:57

I've never known a right or wrong way so mine just get put in pots and some turn out at being good at somersaults. 

Cosmos Seedlings Dying

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 13:43

Hi Miranda

I have some Cosmos that have looked like your last photo even though they were treated in the same way as others. 

I wonder if the mould is an over watering problem ? 

Mine are still in the conservatory they are just about ready to pot on. 

I think Rosemummy's idea is a good one. Maybe stand them in a cardboard box overnight and put some newspaper over the top  


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