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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

How to stop horses eating fencing??

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:20

You need stuff called Cribox - you can buy it online, just Google it - you paint it on - some horses are what is called Crib Biters - they gnaw their stable doors etc.  Cribox tastes bad to them but doesn't do them any harm. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:16

Around 80 actual working days 

Rhubarb Raspberry Red

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:16

Yes, sort of a twisting pull or a pulling twist - it should come right out of the sort of socket at the base of the plant, not leaving a stump.  If it does leave a stump then pull it out to avoid rot setting in.  It's not hard, you'll get the hang of it.  

Then when you've pulled your rhubarb just twist the leaves of straight away and put them on the compost.  The leaves contain oxalic acid which is not good for us, so take them off immedately, and enjoy your rhubarb 

Inspiration required for replacing a pond

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:10

At our last house in an inner city terrace we made a tiny pond - within 12 months we had a frog cooling off in there on hot sunny days, and dragonflies hovering above it - not to mention the birds visiting the edges for a drink and a bathe - you'll certainly get wildlife if you have a pond and bog garden 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:06

Hello folks   The big problem with my job is that when I go on leave my work just piles up to wait for me - then when I go back to work colleagues go on leave and I have to do their jobs as well as my own 

Fairygirl - I think you must've waved your wand around a lot this morning - have you read this? 


Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:00

We saw a few wild ones blooming in south Cornwall last week - we've got some white ones just beginning to open today in our garden here in Norfolk.

 If you look at the white one at the back of the shady bank - nearest to the lantern-shaped bird feeder - it was showing colour when I photographed it on Monday - now it's just beginning to open - there are some others on the bank beginning to open too - the ones in the foreground aren't as advanced.


Posted: 05/06/2013 at 08:00

Wave away FG - we need  your fairydust over here in the east!

Right, off to work to cross another day off the calendar 

Have a good day folks!

oullins golden gage has no blosom

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 06:43

I think that some fruit trees just didn't get enough warm sun last summer to ripen the wood sufficiently to produce fruiting buds for this year 

Fingers crossed things are improving this year 

Inspiration required for replacing a pond

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 06:41

A bog garden could look gorgeous there and you'll really help the wildlife - you'll need to put a few more holes in the liner then you'll be fine - some helpful suggestions here .  Unless the area is naturally boggy (and it doesn't look it) you will need to keep the liner (albeit perforated). 

If you could run a hose from guttering/downpipe on your shed and along the base of the fence, or to take overflow from any waterbut you have there, that'll help keep it nicely marshy.  

Lovely garden by the way    I really envy you that sunny wall!


Posted: 05/06/2013 at 06:33

Great photo Blackest - and 'techniques' be b$$$ered - it's knowing how to break the rules successfully that makes someone an artist. 

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Crown Prince squash???

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