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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

aged manure advice?

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 06:41

It will be fine - put a good layer over your veg patch and dig it in - sheep and goat manure can be used fresher than chicken and cattle manure which can burn the roots of plants if it's too fresh.

This old thread may be helpful


Posted: 06/03/2015 at 06:24

Good morning all

It's warming up .... 6.6C at 6am this morning - positively balmy


Posted: 05/03/2015 at 19:11
DippyDazza wrote (see)
I'm in norfolk too

Hello Dippy  - whereabouts in Norfolk (approximately)?

Ideas of Nurseries and Garden Centres to Visit on my hols in the South East

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 19:09

Great Dixter are having a Spring Plant Fair you very lucky person!!!


Posted: 05/03/2015 at 19:05

Happy Anniversary to you both Fritillary

Bekkie - have a look here


What is this I know it's germinating? :)

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 17:56

I'm going to coppice mine every few years to provide bean poles and pea sticks and keep them as manageable bushes rather than let them grow too big

What is this I know it's germinating? :)

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 17:50

I love hazel bushes - I have some that Nutcutlet gave me - they're the ones that have catkins in January/February to reassure us that spring is coming.  I'm planting snowdrops and primroses underneath mine





What is this I know it's germinating? :)

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 16:41

NOW!  It's started to grow!  If it doesn't get back into some moist soil within the next couple of hours it'll have dried out too much to ever grow!!!


Posted: 05/03/2015 at 16:35

BL, glad mare's tootsies are picking up, so to speak

Wintersong - well done on the negotiating!!!

Coconut oil's very good for cracked skin apparently - just been reading up on it. 

Windy here too - I've just got the washing in and had to rescue a pair of OH's undies from the grape-vine across the garden

I've been wading through piles and piles of filing - because we've been storing stuff in the study out of the way of the decorating, I've been unable to reach the files to put paperwork away - isn't it amazing how it mounts up?   I've made a bit of a dent in it but still plenty to do.  I suppose there's quite a bit because I have the Aged P's stuff as well as ours.

Son's car had a problem this morning so he borrowed a car to visit Pa for his birthday.  I've just heard from my brother who visited this afternoon who said that neither Aged P remembers son visiting this morning - I won't tell him of course, but it's so sad

Lawned - is it a word

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 15:36
Welshonion wrote (see)
Would turfed not look odd in an estate agent's description?

I think that implies that it has been laid with turf, whereas it might have been originally sown.

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Copper tape

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Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Norfolk bargains?

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What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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There's a rogue thread 
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Christmas lights in the garden

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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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