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Urgent Help - Mexican Palm blown over

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 11:58

Hi LisaGirly

Just to clarify ... are you saying that the tree has blown over and the roots are still in the ground and therefore a lot of the roots have snapped?

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 11:09
chicky wrote (see)

Stay safe Dove - hope OH has not had to go to work

Thanks Chicky - OH is happy working away in the studio - doesn't have to go to work until Wednesday this week. 

Good morning Joyce   I'll have a coffee with you ... the bees will love the Lathyrus

Dog wee and my lawn

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 11:06

Hi Rainbow

If your garden isn't big enough to devote a special area for your dogs, then I'd go with an artificial lawn   (Other suppliers are available  )

I never thought I'd hear myself saying that, but in your case I think it's the best solution

help needed with hyacinth bulb grown in jar

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 10:59

Hello  Dodo and welcome

Take them out of the jar and plant them in the garden and give them some general fertiliser - they will carry on growing for a while then die down in the summer - as they  die down the nutrition in the leaves (which will have been provided by the fertiliser) will pass back into the bulbs to form flower buds which will bloom in your garden next spring. 

Conservatory Water Butt overflowing

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 10:55

As a temporary solution I would fix a hosepipe to the outlet tap and run that into the nearest drain, leaving the tap slightly open in this very wet weather. 

At a later date you could fit an overflow pipe near the top of the water butt (most of them have sites you can drill out to fit a pipe) and run that into a drain or ditch (or even a series of water butts if you have the space).

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 10:50

Glad you lot are ok  it's getting nasty here now  apparently it's going to get worse before it gets better, eventually blowing itself out by mid afternoon.

I had thought the other day about taking the wind netting down from around the brassicas - glad I didn't. 

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 10:43
begonia3 wrote (see)
Last year I had a family of Hedgehogs in my garden - it was lovely- I grew up in Canada and we dont have them there- I hadnt seen one before in the wild- I had to ask what it was!
My older neighbour has had them for several years.
I have a garden that is hard to manage - have turned into a wildlife garden for the most part- I need to build a hedgehog house.
Now the bad news. The other neighbour next to me got a dog last autumn and the hedgehogs stopped coming around. I dont know if it was because it was getting time for them to move on- where? or if the neihbours dog- staffie/jack russel has scared them off. Any ideas?

It's most likely to be because they're hibernating - lots of info here

They should be reappearing in the evenings any time now

Monty's Dog

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 09:45

Were you one of those security men in the black tee shirts David?

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 09:23
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

pretty nice morning here with mostly bright skies and only a light breeze.

Hubby off to work so another day to myself.

That's what you think - the rest of us will be popping by for coffee later on - bright skies and a light breeze are just what we need .....

Ivy out of control!

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 09:13

Wallpaper paste does the same job

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