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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

attaracting birds to my garden

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 07:21

Herons are my favourite bird -  I used to live near a heronry in Suffolk when I was a child.  Now we're in Norfolk we live near to the marshes so we see them quite often, but as ours is a wildlife pond with no fish we've not had a visitor ... yet .

I know fish can be lovely in a pond, but I think I'd rather have the heron

strim and mowing order

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 07:18

I mow first then strim

organic aphid control

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 07:07


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 07:06

I lose track of who's on holiday, who's working, who's poorly, who's injured, who's annoyed  their OH and who's buried their OH in the compost heap


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 06:46

Morning Chicky

More coffee needed here

 Morning Wintersong

Unidentified seedlings

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 06:39

Waitandseeicus experimentalis

attaracting birds to my garden

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 06:37

How lovely to have a song thrush in your garden - I haven't seen one around here since we moved in 3 years ago, but I occasionally hear one singing in the evening.  We have plenty of snails here if he'd like to visit

I do see song thrushes when we visit mother in law - she lives opposite an old village church with a stone wall around the churchyard in south Lincs - most of the cottages are built of stone and have stone in the gardens too - lots of anvils for the thrushes.

Maybe Norfolk is just not stony enough for song thrushes

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 06:33

Yes, cut them  really hard back - I'd reduce them to 18" tall - sprinkle with Fish, Blood and Bone then water and mulch .............. and stand well back.  They'll be fine

Be brave - an old gardening saying is 'Growth follows the knife' - meaning if you want something to grow really well it needs cutting back first.  It will spur it into action and encourage loads of side shoots and you'll get a tall thick hedge that the blackbirds will love to nest in ... and you'll feel like a gardener!



Posted: 15/04/2015 at 06:22

Good morning all   Another beautiful morning

I've just spent a lovely few minutes going back over the pics on  here


When do the blogs return?

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 19:44

Think you'll have to send a PM to Daniel Haynes

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