Dovefromabove


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Worms/Leeches climbing up house wall...?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 07:48

Slugs sometimes move across our large sitting room window - a great opportunity to watch the way their muscular foot moves - fascinating.

Mail Order "A Lottery"?

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 20:01

You can't beat Taylors http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/  for buying clematis online.  Superb choice, sturdy healthy plants, well packaged and delivered on the day they state.

 

You can also have a look at recommendations on this thread

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/the-good-guys/175670.html

Shrub / Bush ID Please

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 18:50

Nice double white hellebore - is that Mrs Betty Ranicar?   that's just how mine looks at the moment.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 14:05
Ma quite perky. Staff not worried now. I left her watching the groundsmen mowing the football and cricket pitches outside her window while she ate some scrambled eggs. Now I'm down by the harbour watching the turnstones on the harbour wall while I have a packet of crisps.
Oh, just heard Johann Cruyff has died. Now he really was a giant of football. Sad to see him go so young

Chipping sweet pea seeds

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 13:57
I don't chip them and I don't soak them. I just sow them in moist compost. They germinate just fine

Climbers to cover dead lylandii

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 09:37
hollie hock wrote (see)

How about some Honeysuckle? I am on the right side of a boundary with huge confier type things, doesn't block my light and I've noticed a wild type of Honeysuckle in amongst them. Been working out how to take cuttings from it

layer a long strand into a container of damp soil, plonk a brick on it and leave - in 6 months you'll have a rooted plant.

Help!

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 09:07

Specsavers - go on their website to book an appointment - that way you can try several different towns and see what you can get.  I always get my specs from them - they seem always to do BOGOF above a certain price, and I always pick mine up within a couple of days.

Good luck

Disabled

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 08:16

Also what about contacting your local Gardening Club, Hort Soc, etc - there may be someone with the urge to do more gardening than they have room for.

Good luck

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 07:38

Morning DD and Flumpy

The car has definitely changed Wonky's early mornings - the fact that she can leave stuff she might need at work (swimsuit, towels etc) in the car and not have to lug them with her on her walk then bus journey is a real bonus. 

Not sowing seeds today - will start over the weekend - this morning I'll be visiting Ma.

Talkback: How to build a compost bin

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 07:20

Yes, it's fine to use uncooked vegetable peelings etc in the compost - my only caveat would be if you find rats are setting up home there - then I would not use potato as rats love them.  Otherwise it's fine - building up in layers with other materials as has been described, and stirring and aerating frequently.

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