Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Magnolia Stelata

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 07:24

I don't thinl that it's lichen that's causing the problem - its more likely to be indicative of the fact the magnolia is growing slowly.  I would make sure that there's a good circle of clear grass/plant free soil around the root area and feed and mulch the tree well.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 07:08

Hugs from us LilyP - there's some amazing work being done nowadays compared with what could be done just a few years ago. All digits crossed here. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 07:04

Good morning all :) warm hazy sunshine here in Norfolk.  

Coffee anyone?

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 21:22

Hello folks - just had a quick skim - lots sorted but more to do - however a lovely lunch of a pint of prawns and salad down at the harbour with  Bro and SIL, OH and niece and two lovely black Labradors.

Glad most are sticking with it - I'm sure it'll get sorted if we give constructive feedback and are patient.

Busy day so snoozing now - sweet dreams everyone

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 09:04
star gaze lily says:

.... Why couldn't we have had a questionnaire on here to state what we all wanted/had problems with. Seems rather weird that a selected few had a 'meeting' I wonder who they were .

See original post

 As I recall, Subscribers received emails asking for volunteers ...

And there was a thread started by a GW member of staff - Katy wasn't it? asking for our views and suggestions etc 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 08:32

Pat   We had two queen wasps come into the house yesterday (or the same one twice).  One was inspecting the bookshelves for a place to start a home and family - she was encouraged to go look elsewhere

How do you get into your borders?

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 08:24

I use hoes as much as possible - I have a long handled pointed carrot hoe which is useful (looks like an instrument designed for an especially gory murder) and apart from that  I clamber over things, trying to avoid planting my size 7.5s on anything too special. 

As the Shady Bank is quite high OH watches with trepidation thinking he's going to have to come and rescue me as I balance on one foot looking for the next toehold while clinging onto a waving honeysuckle shoot. As the pond is below part of the bank it is all a bit precarious - but we manage. 

Have I grown too much

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 07:09

Not sure that's enough Nut  You have a lot of space to fill ...

Ducks on the pond - an island??

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 07:06

I've seen some successful floating islands used by ducks. You can buy expensive ones but I'm sure the ducks wouldn't turn their beaks up at a DIY version tethered to a weight in the middle of the pond. 

Some googling and a bit of imagination could lead to something really good. 

Should my raspberry canes be growing?

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 07:00

My Polka are growing away well now, but they have been where they are for a few years now. I would gently scrape some soil away from around the brown stick ones and just see if there's any sign of new shoots underground. 

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