Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hairy Caterpillar!

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 09:07

Possibly one of the Tussock Moths ... maybe a Pale Tussock Moth 

Getting rid of Bindweed

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 08:59

I agree with Hosta ... I've cleared a garden of rampant bindweed by using glyphosate.  You must use it when it's in active growth and leave it long enough to take effect on the roots before digging it out.  Then leave it alone and wait for any regrowth which you treat the same ... a couple of applications should do it as long as you keep you eyes open for the occasional invader.  

Conifer Identification please

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 08:54

My views on most variegated plants (hostas and ivies excepted) are well documented ... however, I'm well aware that there are others with different opinions 

Last edited: 05 October 2017 08:55:25

Cool Composting

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 08:50

Hosta ... I'm sure it's a much better hobby than some ... don't suppose Oldcompost has any time to get up to mischief or go on holiday or stuff like that 

Conifer Identification please

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 08:47


Ours is not to reason why ...

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 08:36

When we lived out in a rural spot we had a fish van from Lowestoft every Wednesday 

Even now that we're on the edge of a city (albeit a small one) a fish van parks up at the Farm Shop on Wednesdays and Sundays, however bread deliveries are a long gone happy memory.  The mobile library stops at the end of this road ... I usually go to the library in the city centre when I go in on the bus but I must check out the mobile one ... use it or lose it 

Conifer Identification please

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 08:30

It looks to me like the variegated Leylandii   × Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Harlequin'variegated Leyland cypress.

Not the easiest thing to strike cuttings from, but I have known people to be successful.

This may help 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 08:24

Hello again everyone  

I'm up and dressed and out early as I volunteered to drive OH to work as the rain was hammering so hard on the windows  not really cycling weather and even with his waterproofs on he could have been in damp clothes all day. He'll ring me this evening when he's nearly ready to leave off.

As we left we cleared up the mess from NDN's recycling bin that had blown over and spewed it's contents over the road and pavements. On bin day he can see his bin from where he sits and the carers say he worries about it if he can't see it ... but it's all sorted now.  I'll keep checking on it until the bin men have been, but I think the worst of the wind has passed ... at least for a while. 

I'm at home all day today as the plumber is coming at some time to sort the downstairs loo which has forgotten how to flush, so I'm going to pop a chicken and some root veg in the domed chicken roaster ... that'll make lovely juices for the gravy 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 07:06

Good morning all  Wet and windy here. I've just shut the bedroom window 'cos its so noisy out there ... It's been open all night. It always is except in the very worst weather. 

Cool Composting

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 19:40

Oldcompost says (in his personal profile) that he keeps his compost bin in the greenhouse ... I don't wish to appear rude, but if I had a greenhouse I'd do something more useful with the space ... we seem to make perfectly good garden compost in the garden bins made out of old pallets.  

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