SwissSue


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 21:23
archiepem wrote (see)
daughters wedding cake made by my eldest son . 2010

Very pretty cake, archiepem, bet it tasted good too, but to be quite honest, for an instant I thought it was one of the Queen's hats!

Miserable and rainy here today, slept all afternoon. Have a good evening everyone!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 18:40

Evening Brumbull and anyone else looking in.

Yes, it has been too wet here, rained cats and dogs, spent the afternoon sleeping and woke up with a cold sore, must be down, that's the second one after the flu jab. Don't usually react to it, maybe there's something new in there!

Time for tea, lentil soup, I think.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 09:39

Groan!!! Good morning everyone, just got rudely woken up by the council guys wanting us to remove my apricot tree which was standing on the lid of a waste water manhole which unfortunately is in our garden. They've come with a huge machine to clean it out, hell of a noise too. Slept late cause watched TV until 2am.

Brumbull, what were you doing up at such an ungodly hour!

Birds

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 09:19
Kezza wrote (see)

Hi lucky10carol

 

Please, please don't have your box south facing, where it will get the sun.  I stupidly positioned one on the front of my garage last year, 'coz it looked nice at the front of the garage', and I thought I could watch the parent birds come and go.  I was absolutely devastated to find that a whole family of baby coaltits had suffocated in the blistering sun.  I've now moved the box to the back of the garage, where it is not in the sun, but is out of chillling winds, and has the protection of a laurel hedge nearby.  Not sure if anything nested in it this year, as I'm yet to look at the box, and clean it out ready for next year.

 

Good luck with getting nesting birds

I do agree with you, Kezza. I was going on the assumption that the nest would be going onto a tree, which is where we put ours and there it is shaded by the leaves. I wouldn't put one on a south facing wall either.

planting dwarf apple tree

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 17:31

Hallo goldfinch2

I would suggest a pot at least 50x50 cm, use a humus rich compost and soak the roots in water for an hour or two as soon as it arrives. Hopefully, your tree will come with some instructions. If not, try and contact the supplier and ask their advice.

According to the site below, you will need a second tree to pollinate or at least another apple tree in the near vicinity. Scroll down, the Braeburn is the third one down.

http://www.thompson-morgan.com/fruit/fruit-trees/apple-pear-trees

 

Windows 8.1 - a warning !

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 12:31

iOS is Apple. Feel sorry for anyone using Micros##t! Try downloading Firefox or Chrome instead of Explorer!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 09:26

Love your garden, especially the patio, Lead Farmer. How do you get your clematis to grow so bushy? Mine flower nicely but are very spindly/leggy. I do cut them down in Spring according to type, but maybe I have to feed them more? If so, what?

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 09:16

Morning Brumbull

Sorry to hear about the rain, no doubt we'll get it here in a few days. Unusual weather for mid October here, some areas to get 25C today, here up to 20. Will have to get out and take in the lantana and plumbago which are still flowering. No room for such big pots in the porch, so will probably have put them down into the laundry.

Looking at property? Are you an estate agent?

Strange weather we've been having

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 20:55

Pimms for me please!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 18:18

Lovely flowers, Berghill and yours too little-ann, are they a kind of gladioli?

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