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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Remove box hedging?

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 11:50

Hi and welcome

Aren't they beautiful And boy won't your back ache when you have to clip them?

They probably provide a bit of shelter to seedlings, but then your garden doesn't look as if it's very exposed - and as you say they're probably home to gazillions of marauding molloscs -  and yes, they do take up a lot of space - but I don't think I could take them out in cold blood - I'd probably send up a silent prayer that they succumb to Box Blight before too long, and then they can be grubbed out with a clear conscience.

Spent Mushroom Compost

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 11:24

Think he might moult a bit too much for OH's chest! 


Posted: 11/02/2015 at 11:21

Hello again folks - I've taken up residence upstairs - I have the radio, my knitting and you lot.  I'm allowed downstairs to make coffee. 

Looking out of the window in the daylight I can see that not only has the big weeping willow gone from the top of the rise, but a big field maple has been decimated and there is just one branch sticking up about 15ft above the ridge of the house on the hill.  Hopefully someone is coming back to take the rest of that tree down otherwise it's going to look very odd indeed!


Posted: 11/02/2015 at 11:11

Any chance of a photo?


Posted: 11/02/2015 at 08:03

Chicky - hope today goes well (but I'm still rooting for the UEA )



Posted: 11/02/2015 at 07:56

Good morning all

BL, I didn't go to bed that early - but I did have a 10 minute doze on the sofa before getting the knitting out and watching some tv.  I've still not found a way to noodle on the forum and knit at the same time  

Not sure what I'm going to do today - the decorating of the ceiling and walls of the main living space will be taking place - can't even play in the garden as the doorway in and out of the house to the garden is in the dining room - I might hide in the bedroom with the laptop and Radio 3/4

I indulged myself...

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 19:57

Yes, we can sing the praises of companies who give us good service etc - they just can't do it themselves

Raspberry Advice please

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 19:55

I'm going with Bob's advice - I think those look like summer fruiting raspberries and I think that if you look closely you'll see which are the new canes.  Cut all the old ones out, tie the new ones into the wires and give them a feed with fish, blood and bone and a mulch of compost or well rotted manure. 


Posted: 10/02/2015 at 19:51

Lovely plants Panda

I am absolutely

Think I'd better snooze now - see you in the morning folks!  If I'm not under a dust sheet

Sweet dreams everyone


Posted: 10/02/2015 at 09:50

That looks gorgeous Dd - damp and overcast here in Norfolk, but the blackbirds don't mind - they're pulling up worms from the lawn

Pea soup about to be made, then a spicy carrot-cake traybake

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