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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 14:35

Wine Yvie!  Yogurt and fruit or honey for breakfast.


Busy - I don't think UK and French TVs are compatible and it seems Belgian and French aren't ether.  At least, chappy in France said there was nothing wrong with the aerial but we need a French TV to get the signal.   I do like to keep up with local news as well as the wider world.


I usually find the first Strictly hopelessly corny and then we have to wait another 3 or 4 weeks to see which idiot(s) couldn't get one 90 second dance routine and maybe a group dance nailed in all that time of one to one teaching with a top professional.   Love it all the same though.

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 13:13

Good photos Busy.  Thanks.  Some lovely plants in there but seeing them massed like that make me realise I don't want a mono culture of dahlias except maybe if i do a cutting garden.


Love those benches and the water garden.   Very inviting.

Last edited: 03 September 2016 13:13:17

Things I don't get

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 13:06

There is a vaccine available but it is banned for cattle in the EU because there is currently no way to tell between an infected beast and a vaccinated beast.   I'd have thought a simple process of vaccinating every single calf and noting it on the records associated with their ear tag would do the trick but that may be too simplistic.


They could also vaccinate badgers with a bit of concerted effort and organisation.   Belgium managed to eradicate rabies in wild foxes using vaccines and it has been kept rabies free - apart from one dog imported from Morocco - by a programme of vaccinating dogs combined with the use of EU pet passports so it should be possible for badgers and TB. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 11:20

HI Busy.  We have an aerial and an old satellite dish on teh new house?  Chappy came to sort them out so OH could get his Olympic fix while I painted walls and says we need  French TV to get a signal from the French aerial.   Did you take a French TV to Norfolk or get a new one locally?


Heard about that lorry and the footbridge and just hope it is well and truly sorted now.   The dogs and cat don't understand traffic queues but prefer them to kennels.  Cheaper too.


Hard sorting plants.   So many treasured babies!   An so many huge fat slugs lurking!  Much splatting on the road today.

Last edited: 03 September 2016 11:21:29

Gardeners world going to try an hour long

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 11:15

Look in the members' handbook and on their website.   They've changed the system since I last used the service.

Buying

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 11:14

Aym - if you're on a budget I'd say go for tried and tested every time.   A good new nursery or supplier will soon get a following and recommendations and then be a safe bet for you to try.


You did say you'd had some duffers and can ill afford such mistakes.

Hamamelis "Arnold Promise"

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 11:11

Lots of them have good perfume so the next thing to consider is size and flower colour as well as shelter.  They need to be in a calm spot for the perfume to "pool" rather than be dissipated on the wind and they want to be well drained but not dry out at the roots in summer.


My orange Peel does well and Jelena is supposed to have good perfume.  Danny is another good one with red flowers and Pallida also has good scent and pale yellow floors.

Buying

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 10:58

Aym - Sometimes paying extra for quality is cheaper than buying what turns out to be crap - not just wasted money on bad or wrong seeds but wasted money and time on sowing compost, trays, heating, watering etc.


You're near enough to Beth Chatto's garden nursery to go and buy one good plant with known

Buying

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 10:54

Sometimes paying extra for quality is cheaper than buying what turns out to be crap - not just wasted money on bad or wrong seeds but wasted money and time on sowing compost, trays, heating, watering etc.


You're near enough to Beth Chatto's garden nursery to go and buy one good plant with known provenance and grow it on to multiply by seed or division.

Last edited: 03 September 2016 10:56:16

Gardeners world going to try an hour long

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 09:54

Bulkerb - if you're an RHS member you have a monthly magazine and a yearly handbook to tell you about the gardens you can visit for inspiration.


Aym - 45 minute programmes are on ITV so they can schedule adverts that make them an hour long.   Try recording GW so you can dip in and out according to your attention span, or watch it on i-player.


I love the idea of an hour of gardening allowing GW to cover more aspects of gardening and types of gardens.   I have always recorded it as the Friday night scheduling is bad for me but that means I can watch again the bits of special interest and FF the ones that aren't.

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