Latest posts by Dovefromabove

North facing windy bed under a window

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 14:07

A photo of it in all its glory next year would be lovely 

Show us ya Baubles!

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 13:04

That looks gorgeous Wonky   

Identify Droppings

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 12:26

No ... doesn't look like rat poo to me, and I've seen quite a bit (grew up on a farm ).

Absolutely nothing to worry about ... enjoy the blackbirds.  'Ours' are stripping the cotoneaster berries from the hedges behind us.  Each winter when those are finished I sprinkle cheap porridge oats and chopped apples in the garden ... we had over 30 blackbirds in the garden one cold day.  If you do  that do it when you get up in the morning and don't put down more than they will clear up by mid afternoon.  You don't want to attract any rats 

Identify Droppings

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 11:22

Those look like blackbird poo to me ... if you've got berries in your garden they've been helping themselves ... we've got lots of similar here 

Is there any good reason why garden fleece is white?

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 11:13

My feeling is that it's not heat from the sun that's important in frost protection ... it's the creation of a micro-climate using a barrier which retains the heat of the dark soil and prevents the flow of cold air to the plants under the fleece.  

Light is really important otherwise the plants will become etiolated and weak. 

Last edited: 03 December 2017 11:17:09

Identify Droppings

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 11:08

To upload pics start with the camera icon and follow instructions.  If they don't appear reduce the size ... that usually works.  If it doesn't work give us a shout ... 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 10:26
Hostafan1 says:

Thanks ladies. but as Dad said when I suggested they were in the best place to be helped

" Hospitals here aren't like the hospitals in your country"


 And neither is the support available for children and adults with difficulties/disabiities which is so often the case when little ones are born very early in less than ideal conditions ... some tough times ahead for this family whatever happens.  

I love the NHS too Hosta ... it's wonderful, ..... less than perfect but we don't fund it properly ... we don't remember what it was like before ........

Last edited: 03 December 2017 10:28:00

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 09:51

How sad Hosta ... my thoughts are with the little one and her parents.  

Lawn weed

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 09:49

Hard to tell from that picture but google Common Sorrel (rumex acetosa) and see if that matches. 

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