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Hydrangea

Posted: 21/12/2017 at 17:57

Thank you πŸ™‚πŸŽ…πŸ»


That row  has been in 30 years, I have 50 of the beasts  here.  Can’t resist doing cuttings, never bought one.  my dad was a bit of a collector, like doctors car park  etcπŸ˜€

Feeding the birds

Posted: 21/12/2017 at 14:30

If I could respectfully suggest that people remove that net bag and use a feeder, I’ve had to rescue many birds with feet and beaks caught in the netting. 

Hydrangea

Posted: 21/12/2017 at 14:27

Oh yes! definitely need thinning out.  Maybe take half right down to the ground and half about a foot from the ground, don’t expect flowers  this coming year, although if you’re in a warm area they may flower a bit in September, mine did. But not many. 


Dont be in a rush to cut the back, end of March or into April. 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 21/12/2017 at 14:24

I’ve just found the actual ones I use, I wouldn’t be without, being a short arse I would be strangled with the seat belt. πŸ˜€


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seat-Belt-Adjusters-2/dp/B00CMAZ1X2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1513866142&sr=8-2&keywords=seat+belt+adjuster+adults

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 21/12/2017 at 14:18
Hostafan1 says:

I need to look out some unwanted veg seeds to take to my lovely gardener friends in The Gambia.


See original post

 Do you have to smuggle those out Hosta, I used to work for a Charity that sent seeds to Africa, bupit of a performance getting the paper work sorted. Maybe just a few is ok though, ours were pallet loads. 


Pat, I have a gadget on my seat belt that clips the seat belt away from your neck. They are perfectly safe, if you break sharpish they pop undone. similar to these.


Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 21/12/2017 at 14:01

Sorry your son‘s ill Dove, flu is horrible, thank goodness for flu jabs these days. (I know! They don’t work for everyone)  I have heard that man flu is a genuine illness and that they do suffer worse than women with it. Didn’t see the tv prog. 


I’m just back from taking my son  back into hospital again. 

Hydrangea

Posted: 21/12/2017 at 13:57

You can, I am doing the same with a row that have been here for a long time and have got terribly untidy,  Thing is you will lose the flowers next year but the flowing yer they will look fantastic.


most people say that you should remove a third of the old wood, right back to the base, but if they are so overgrown, I think that looks worse, just having long bits here and there. 


Heres a photo of one I pruned right down last April,  the lot to the ground. No flowers this year but just wait until nextπŸ˜€



And here’s the row that’s coming right down this April. Don’t do it now as the frost will ruin the new buds. 


A rat eating the bird food

Posted: 20/12/2017 at 10:04

Dove, that’s lovely. years ago I used to breed fancy rats commercially for selling in pet shops, I looked after hundreds of them, very intelligent, marvellous mothers I always had at least one at home for a pet, the cats took no notice of them.


I never once got bitten by one, however, the guinea pigs have given me several nasty bites.


Before  anyone starts condemning me for animal breeding, I said ‘years ago’ and none went to research centres, although some did go for Snake food. 

Rat or mole?

Posted: 20/12/2017 at 09:52

Brilliant posts from Obi and Posy, I‘ve never seen a dead rat either, they go underground. 


Theres no danger of rats going extinct, if no one ever killed them it would be like it was in the past when they just took over the streets and spread disease,  


I have seen rats take mice/voles, birds, and the last one we had came out and attacked a squirrel eating the  bird food. 

A helping hand

Posted: 19/12/2017 at 20:27

If they are in pots you could take them out and check for vine weevil, they love them. 

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