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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 09:15

Morning all.  Perishing cold here and very windy so feels Arctic.

Have taken 9 yr old Rasta doggy to the vet's for X-rays on her occasionally limpy shoulder to see if it's arthritis or something else.  They've decided on a full anaesthetic so they can also remove a ganglion type lump rather than just extract fluid, analyse and risk another tranquiliser/anaesthetic later.   Fingers crossed.

Busy - I put the charge in the tunnel and the end of the baton at the bottom end of the vertical hole.  It can take 2 or 3 goes to get it right but does work.   

Happy gardening to those who can today.   Have fun whatever you're doing.

Anemones De Caen

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 09:04

Soak the corms overnight in cold water to re-hydrate them then plant in pots or in the ground if you have a sheltered spot.  Worked for me but they struggled in successive years because of very harsh winters.  I may well try again as recent winters have been mild.

Narrow hedge plant?

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 09:00

Hi Louise - a wildlife hedge needs to be a mix of varieties of tree and shrub which will provide shelter and food for insects, birds and small mammals so needs to be able to grow thick and gnarly for shelter and nesting and have blossom for nectar and seeds and berries.  All that inevitably means it needs to be thicker than you want.

A single species hedge is possible as is a thin one but you won't get the wildlife.

Your new-look forum

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 14:07

Same for me.  Dreadful look.   Can't reply.   PMs not working either.

Back to the old format please till this is thoroughly sorted.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 13:32

Heavy frost at 6am this morning - deep and white and crispy.   Still cold and windy here but dry so far despite heavy clouds scudding by.   

Was planning to plant out my veggie plugs but they are staying tucked up for another couple of days at least and I shall have to get out the cloche tunnels to make sure they stay safe.

Pressure Washer

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 12:27

Have to confess we've just replaced our Karcher with another Karcher -assuming I can use the old heads on it if needed but not bothered either way.  Wanted the power at a good price.

Pros and cons of using railway sleepers to create a retaining wall

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 12:25

Looks really good.

Pressure Washer

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 11:27

Did you try Google?  It's at the end of this article.


Feedback from BBC about GW being cancelled

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 11:24

I have two dogs and a cat of my own.  I watch GW for plants and gardening so lingering shots of plants and garden fauna yes but not Monty or dogs. 

Pros and cons of using railway sleepers to create a retaining wall

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 11:20

It should look great Lou.    Here is part of ours vertical sleepers up the sloping path and horizontal long the flat part at the back of the house.  That extends another 10 or 12 metres on the other side of the path.


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