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Posted: 19/06/2013 at 16:52

Important statement

Declined 18 doughnuts today.........tempted but it's too hot for them

Its an absolute scorcher here now.

Woody....forgot the cricket.  Hope we are winning.  Will check it out


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 12:39

I guess so......part of the food chain so useful then?

my lawn problem

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 12:36


Could it be a fox?  They are habitual in their ways....maybe your lawn is a regular stopping off point for them.  They can jump fences etc.....I see several over a month and they are very agile...  They do leave their calling card on my heathers sometimes

Excited, excited, excited!

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 11:33

Jatnikapyar, I understand your excitement and desire to,"protect"  your grape shoot.  fantastic feeling, right! 

Just a comment....don't want to add it to the spam threads....but these spams don't really bother me now.  In my daily newspaper there are ads galore.....the weekend papers have page after page after page of holiday ads and all sorts of others.....but I just skip past them. They dont spoil my newspaper read.  On  the forum, all we need to do is simply scroll past them....just accept they are part and parcel of life these days.

We have a nice forum, nice people, friendly, articulate, knowledgeable, etc. so let's not worry about the spam guys.  I agree it's best not to post on the spam thread that a spam has been reported.....maybe just mention it in morning,or evening FORKERS.??

Now, it's ROASTING.  I'm off outside 


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 09:14

It could be connected to the cull.  

This cull sounds awful

Excited, excited, excited!

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 09:13

Excited today.......heleniums about to flower.  

And lunch a'coming

Maybe even cake!



Posted: 19/06/2013 at 09:10

This season is an odd one.  Leaf infections, slow growth, distorted growth, yellowing leaves, white leaves, red leaves, etc etc earlier in the season but now resolving themselves.  Although plants' "DNA" tells them to grow the cold spring has confused them.....Me thinks!

Fig Tree Care

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 09:05

Interesting welsh onion.  I have always pruned in autumn but pinching out as you suggest makes complete sense to me...should encourage fruiting.  

my lawn problem

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 08:59

I have a feeling it's your fertiliser Alan.  It sounds like you may have overdosed in patches.  I've done this too, ESP if I'm in a hurry, and put a little too much in one spot. Too much fertiliser, it doesn't need too much, acts just like a weedkiller and if it wasn't watered in very quickly will scorch and kill the grass.  

Summer has arrived

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 08:54

Everything bursting to flower now....either flowers or buds.  Things are rapid these days aren't they?  One day nothing and the next full flower.  Not in itself a fantastic structural plant, etc.  but geum tangerine dream is a star.  Vivid orange flowers on dainty stems.....I defy anyone not to enjoy it.  And the lupins...big fat spires of rich colours.....dominate don't they?  

Yep, summer has arrived

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