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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 07:31

hello everyone 

same as past few days....warm sunshine already.  Walk to the beach was so peaceful 

propagating astrantia

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 21:29

My fav is Jumble no other astrantia.  very tall and flowers all summer long

Campaign to save the pain of.....

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 21:27

worth removing if you can GWRS 

sulpher tonic

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 21:25

Ha ha Lyn. 


Posted: 19/04/2016 at 21:06

Caroline, check out the "is there anything  missing from my ho,e made compost"?  thread.

principle is to mix green stuff with brown stuff, not to overload one ingredient at a time, to turn regularly and to cut up into small pieces to enable quicker decomposition 

Runner Beans

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 20:01

Whichever Way you plant them the beans will ultimately grow the right way.  Indeed, patience 


Posted: 19/04/2016 at 19:39

We are all guinea pigs Philippa...always will be. Despite man's knowledge he really knows very little.  History is littered with experts from the flat earth brigade to climate change 


Posted: 19/04/2016 at 18:51

I have been aware too of this Philippa. 

I too think science right now is all about nematodes ...scientists regularly back track on most everything when problems arise.  Agree too about widespread heavy use...we don't really know long term effects. will we be encouraging super nematodes to escape their designated roles?

what else do we do?  I use nematodes once a year for lawns and will use them in veg patch for slugs, snails and pests.  Supposedly better than chemicals

i can remember people on the forum recommending glyphosate but now sayng how dangerous it is.  It makes me chuckle at times  everything we think is helpful eventually is withdrawn 

those sticky yellow cards.....yes, they trap the good guys too

like us plants develop resistance to many pests, diseases etc. If grown well. 

Mother nature is not the wonderful caring, nurturing parent many suggest ......she delights in everything fighting and adapting for survival.  well, survival of the fittest without any compassion.  Not a nice mother 

oooooo, you set me off Philippa.  Prob be lynched now; ha ha 



Which shrub to choose

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 17:41

Olearias would cope well with that situation Sue 

Red Robin

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 17:33

Yes you can prune it back hard and now is a good time.  Try to cut back to buds if you can and give it a feed 

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