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Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 10:32

I think the reason why I rarely go to the coast could be because we live here, we can go anytime we want, so don’t. We have a Castle in town, I’ve never been in there even though it’s only about five miles from here,  but have visited plenty of castles miles away. 

We did go to Hartland a few weeks ago, did the lovely walk to the sea and lookey at the cottage used in Pride and Prejudice by the Dashwood ladies.  Have walked that many times before but it is nice. Hartland is one of out favourite places, along with  Tintagel and Boscasle.

Roland is out that way working every week so it doesnt seem much like a break to him. 

I suppose we take it for granted so don’t bother. 

Bulb ID

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 09:34

Could be this one  

When to dead head mop head hydrangeas

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 09:30

If I want to do a big prune, ie cutting out branches completely from the base, I do it now, other than that I I leave dead heading until very late Spring, I had done it in March before, then the frost nips the tops of the buds, so i leave it until April now. 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 09:25

Had a lovely day with Hosta and his OH yesterday.  Nice piece of courgette cake, thanks to Doves recipe.

At least  he has nice places to drive around on his deliveries, unless he has Barnstable down on his list today, horrible place. 

There are some lovely places along the coast road, I know he likes those. I’ve only seen the sea one  day this year.😢

Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 19:09
cotty1000 says:

What colour Lyn as there are some wonderful ones?

Any of my seeds interest you?

See original post

 Miscanthus Sinensis , they are plants. Ready to be planted out next Spring. 

Also Carex Ice Dance.

Last edited: 09 October 2017 19:10:24

Big problem with dahlias

Posted: 08/10/2017 at 18:40

Probably why they say leave them in the ground until the frost had ruined them and turned all of the stalks black.

I don’t lift mine, winters are not as cold as they used to be, but if you do live in a cold Northern area then it’s best done in November. I dare say those shoots will die through the winter, I wouldn’t worry about it. 

Cool Composting

Posted: 08/10/2017 at 10:39
Oldcompost says:

Lyn:  Yes, alright, I've now Googled it and you're right.  It just wouldn't work with my thumb and finger crumbling method at night (I wear those thin black medical gloves).  ugh!

See original post

 I certainly wouldn’t want to do that, not until it’s completely composted anyway😀

Does anyone make Granola bars

Posted: 08/10/2017 at 10:37

Amazon sell them.

Tesco and Morrison sell exactly same ones. 

Cool Composting

Posted: 08/10/2017 at 00:07

You can turn any waste into compost. 

Last edited: 08 October 2017 00:08:13

Bulb advice

Posted: 07/10/2017 at 21:31

Outside Hefty. meant to say don’t plant them until mid November

Last edited: 07 October 2017 21:32:56

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