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Pumps & wildlife ponds

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 12:24

As Lyn says, you can't really combine the two - wildlife ponds need still water - also all the little invertebrates etc would get sucked into the pump and die

Plant ID

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 12:19

Hi Novice - to post a photo either use a photo-hosting site and post a link, or click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where your type your post

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 11:36

BL,  they just nest on the gravel - don't think twigs and moss would stay there in the howling winds that swirl around that spire - it's a very long way up's-peregines

In the summer the peregrines occasionally take a pigeon from the ridge of our roof - very dramatic!

Joyce - thanks for the thought of those webcams - I'll take a look when I put the duster and vacuum away

mowing a wet lawn

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 11:25
Lyn wrote (see)

I don't mow when wet for the simple reason that it will just go to mulch, wet sticky grass doesn cut well. You will also compact the soil by mowing and walking on it . It's nothing to do with electricity.

I totally agree - you just end up with a lawn of chewed and regurgitated mush.  Even if you use a petrol or person-powered mower.  Don't do it ........... wait


Posted: 31/03/2016 at 08:56

Put 'teasel plug plants' into Amazon.

If you buy seeds at this time of year then you sow them this year to flower next, but if you buy plants at this time of year they should flower later this year. 


Posted: 31/03/2016 at 08:26

Garden centres and nurseries which stock Native plants will have small teasel plants which were sown last year and will therefore flower this year. 

Ring around your local garden centres and nurseries

Mini cloche (green house type)

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 08:22

And even posts that don't quite say what you meant them to say, raise interesting questions.  This thread may be read by a newbie who hadn't thought of getting a cloche and start them off exploring the possibilities

When to move tomatoes/peppers/chillies/aubergines to the greenhouse?

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 07:49

I'm sure I remember reading somewhere of a method of raising the temperature of a greenhouse by a few degrees by 'storing heat' from the daytime sun in a  tank of water in the middle of the greenhouse and this residual warmth kept the temperature up a bit overnight ... does anyone know any more?

It would seem to be ideal for a greenhouse on an allotment

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 07:39
Joyce21 wrote (see)

South West coast of Ayrshire Dove.  We do benefit from longer light at night and beautiful sun sets.

How lovely.  I don't really know that part of Scotland - I've been to stay with friends in Glasgow, and stayed at Gourock for a few days and done some walking and cycling around there - and a few years ago we flew up to Glasgow and hired a car and drove to stay in a cottage on Skye for a week - it is lovely up there and as you say longer light at night - although we were on Skye for Midsummer Day and it rained for most of the week!  Here in East Anglia we're in one of the driest parts of the UK.

Yum, just had a big bowl of rhubarb and creamy greek-style yoghurt for breakfast

What is your weather like?

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 07:11

Very calm, blue sky and 3.1C at the moment here in Norfolk ...

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