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Tree prunining/shaping

Posted: 05/09/2017 at 10:07

Bumping up for you as you've had no replys, , I had trees taken down, beech and sycamore, it was very expensive, into thousands, but they were very big trees.

Like any other job, as not many do it, they can charge what they like.

We are the only people in our line of work so could charge lots, we don't, but that's what happens when no one else can do it.

At  end of the day, it's up to you what you are prepared to pay and how much you want it done.

Green things on my petunia

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 13:41

Yes aphids. 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 13:39
Dachalover says:

Yes , I believe the fog or smog during the great London smog was green or yellowish sometimes due to pollution . The closest I came to it was a few years ago when Moscow and its regions suffered from underground peat fires .

Meanwhile just out of a very cold lake after an invigorating swim 

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 opps! Wrong person, πŸ˜€

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Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 10:05
Joyce21 says:

Why is fog referred to as pea soup?

Have never seen green fog!

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 You would have Joyce if you lived in London in the 1940's / 1950's πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Utter Confusion

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 15:22
Busy-Lizzie says:

Prefer the flavour of the runners. You, in Devon, don't get the drought and heat that we get, Lyn. I remember being jealous one year when you said you'd only watered your pots twice an I'd been watering mine every other day! Some of my Firestorm dried up in July because the housesitter forgot to water them the first week we were away.

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 I know Liz, that's one consolation of living here, ive only watered them three time this year and fed twice. 

Reading in the Gardeners Myths book, I didn't dig a bean trench for this year's beans, just put some compost with manure on the top and planted them, just as many beans so won't be doing that again, seems it is just a myth. 

SOS! Foxglove help!

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 14:11

If you cut off the flower stem you won't get any seeds, they have to stay on the plant until they are dark brown/black and the seeds rattle. They are biennials, sow one year, flower then next, that's their lot. 

The plants you get next year from the seeds may not look like the one you've got now, but if you're not fussy about colours, you will get thousands of seeds and it's worth a try. 

Cool Composting

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 14:00

We have a quick turn over of compost, forked over every week, for a month them turned completely over into another compartment,  leave for s month, then bag up. 

I couldn't say how much we've made so far this year, but never any faffing about with it, chop it  up with shears or secateurs, no need to fuss, getting the balance of ingredients right is the key, top up with grass every so often, cover with carpet,  next day it will be steaming.

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Utter Confusion

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 11:39

Firestorm are drought resistant, I never water mine, only on planting. 


Posted: 31/08/2017 at 12:47
Dovefromabove says:

Well, how did that happen?????????? 

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 It's so good you felt the need to show it twiceπŸ˜€

I couldnt have left mine, there's was loads of it, I've picked it up to last weekend, there's still lots of new shoots on it which I will leave now for next year. I think with four plants, I've just grown too many. you know what it's like with seeds if it grows for you you can't chuck it out.πŸ™‚

programmes to watch

Posted: 31/08/2017 at 12:19

I didn't mean it wasn't good, it was, but I felt that all the way through they were trying to portray men as weak and stupid, and putting them down, I find that a lot with programmes these days, I'm all for women doing what they want, getting too jobs etc, but not at the expense of showing men up. 

Did anyone watch Gluck, brilliant, I have ordered the books. 

Discussions started by Lyn

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

A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content. 
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Seed ID please

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Insect ID please

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Seed head ID Please

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How pretty!

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