Latest posts by Dovefromabove

New garden

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 06:14

The area at the far end of the path? I'd plant it with shrubs, ferns and native perennials to make a 'wilderness' with a wildlife pond ... Have  a seat, even an

'arbour' where you can sit and watch the birds and other wildlife that will

be attracted to an area like that. 

Thats what I've done with what was a scrubby area under trees. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 19:37

Hello folks  I'm back from lovely day in North Norfolk with Cornish friends - now my feet are up and well be getting an early night as taxi to take us to the station at 7:45 tomorrow morning ... I might not be about much tomorrow ... We're due back from London around midnight. 

Have a good evening and Saturday folks ((hugs)) 

Pruning Very old climbing roses

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 10:33

And when you've cut them back - however hard you choose to do it - don't forget to feed with Fish, Blood & Bone and mulch with well rotted farmyard manure.  Roses that age will have emptied the soil of most nutrition and you want them to have enough energy to make lots of new growth.

Maybe take some cuttings too?

Let us know how you get on.

Cheese Plant developing brown patches with yellow rings

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 10:28

Well, maybe it's not a watering issue - but I've never come across any other real problems with Monsteras ... perhaps someone else will have an idea.

Are you misting as I suggested?  Central heating can really dry the atmosphere.

Strange growth coming out of Bamboo

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 10:25

I don't grow bamboo so my knowledge is limited, but it looks to me as if it's flowering.

Will a garden get the same amount of sun each year?

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 10:22

It will alter throughout the year depending on the way it faces and the position of buildings/trees etc. and of course it also depends upon cloud cover.

But each part of your garden should receive the same amount of exposure to sunlight from year to year, depending of course upon weather conditions.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 10:13

When I worked for Children's Services and drove as part of my job, carrying children and/or parents,  we had to have a driving assessment every three years - it was carried out to the standard of the Advanced Motorists test - pleased to say I scored 'excellent' every time. 

However, having watched Pa's driving deteriorate to the stage where bro and I had to tell him that he must get rid of the car, I am very aware of the slippery slope.  Although OH is a lot younger than I am, he doesn't drive (his choice as he was once in a bad smash) so when I stop driving we will be dependent on public transport etc - that's one of the reasons we chose to live here rather than further out into the countryside where I lived when I was younger - we have good bus service to the city and the coast, and a mainline railway station within a 15 minute bus/taxi ride.

Has anyone eaten Hosta leaves before?

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 10:01

Don't think there's enough of him left to make much more than a canapé

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