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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Big weed problem

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 10:40

Look on the bright side - if the clover wasn't there you'd just have a load of mud by the time the winter weather has finished with it. 

Clover takes nitrogen from the air and fixes it in its roots, so when you kill it off and dig it in next spring it will provide nitrogen for your grass - just as a green manure would.  In fact some varieties of clover are grown just for that purpose. 

Explain to anyone who asks about your lawn that growing clover over the winter is intentional as it will provide long term benefits to the soil

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 09:31

It's like the price of most things, the costs of transport, packaging, processing, admin etc are usually much higher than the cost of actually making the object and form a large proportion of the selling price - ask M&S

The mystery of the disappearing hedgehogs

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 08:38

Our regular big hog is still visiting most evenings - but he's always been late to start hibernation - he builds his hibernaculum mainly from fallen ash leaves from our big trees, and they always hang onto their leaves until quite late so I wonder if that's something to do with it?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 08:30

Morning Panda, KEF, Bekkie, Mrs G and anyone else I've missed

 

KEF wrote (see)
.....Dove you have one fit OH out on a push bike in that wind.........

 

I've got some SM shopping to do too KEF, see you there ......

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 07:28

DD - hope all goes well for son this morning - I'm sure it will ((hugs)).  They discovered my daughter had a heart murmur when she was a child - they said she may have had it all the time or it may have developed - they said it was 'innocent' and nothing needed to be done - nothing has been done and she's all grown up and married etc, and she's fine.  

Miniature Rose

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 07:13

I think it depends on whether we're talking about those tiny little roses one can buy in pots/baskets which are so small they can sit on a windowsill, or whether we're talking about a patio rose - which are varieties of rose  with compact growth which are sold with the advice that they do well in containers on patios etc.  e.g. http://www.primrose.co.uk/-p-66005.html?adtype=pla&kwd=&gclid=CPPXv6vNv8ECFbHHtAod3UoABw

They're really quite different.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 07:04

Good morning all

Great photos Chicky - glad you had a good time.

I was sure that I'd posted to tell you OH got back from his bike trip to the shops and that we'd had home made soup for lunch and several other posts, but they seem to have been blown away ..........

I need my avocado stone to sprout in order to prove a friend wrong

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 06:45

Good luck!  I have some growing in my compost heap - you're not by any chance up the road at the University of East Anglia are you?  If so I could pot one or two up for you

New Dralek

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 17:13

Don't think it's the weather for throwing grass cuttings KEF - we'll all get grass in our hair!!!

It's my birthday

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 17:07

Aw, Belated Happy Birthday Fairy

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