London (change)
Today °C / °C
Tomorrow °C / °C

Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

help!

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 10:11

You just have to make sure you don't catch the postie with it!

Lawn Advice Appreciated

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 08:18

Hi Andy - Merry Christmas to you too

At this time of year you can give it an established lawn a good spiking all over with an aerator or  garden fork - this will get some air down into the soil and also help drainage.  Other than that I'd leave it alone in the wet soggy weather and try to keep off it when frosty or when there's snow on it.

In the early spring you can use an all in one lawn feed which also contains weed and moss killer - it's a good idea to hire/borrow a spreader for this as it's important not to over apply it.  This will kill off lawn weeds and moss and then you can rake them out.  The lawn will look a bit grim for a while but the lawn feed will soon perk the grass up and it will spread and take over the bare patches.  If there are any thin areas left by September a sprinkling of lawn seed will soon remedy that and then you'll be well on the way to having a lawn to be proud of.

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS.......

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 08:11

When the family was all together, decorations would go up the day before son's birthday on the 22nd, but the tree didn't go up until the 23rd when daughter and I would decorate the tree and bake mince pies, stollen etc.  The next day I would prep the veg and stuff the goose or turkey while listening to Carols from Kings on the radio - then we'd go to the village pub for mulled wine and mince pies and  a good singsong with friends before I'd join the church choir for Midnight Mass. 

Nowadays we all have our own homes - sometimes we're together for Christmas and sometimes work and other things mean that we get together on another day over the holiday.  However, a new tradition is that each year I give my 'children' a new bauble each for their own trees

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 07:43

That's brilliant Gemma Daughter finds that it's easier to cope with less sleep for a period of time than it is to cope with your body clock being out of sync   Her job now involves split shifts and some sleepovers (when she doesn't sleep much) but as long as she gets up at roughly the same time every morning she stays on an even keel.  Keep at it.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 07:17

Good morning all

Glad the boiler man is coming today Chicky   Rain and wind here too, but not too bad. Hope everyone's ok.

Planning to visit the Aged Ps later today.

broad beans sown in autumn

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 07:10

I've never tried Kev, but my instinct says No, not here in the UK.  Most plants rely on light levels to produce flowers and most bean varieties need insects to pollinate them in order to produce seeds (beans). 

I think that beans can be cropped all the year round nearer the equator as the light levels are higher and day and night are of more equal length.

help!

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 20:07

There are many threads on here regarding cats - unfortunately they tend to give rise to strong feelings.

The general consensus appears to be that the only thing that works reliably is a Water Scarecrow

http://www.gardensupplydirect.co.uk/pest_control/contech_scarecrow_water_spinkler_deterrent/10592_p.html

Good luck

broad beans sown in autumn

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 19:57

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you too

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 19:44

Be happy KEF - you made a difference!  That's the best any of us can hope for ((hugs))

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
Replies: 8    Views: 209
Last Post: 23/02/2015 at 11:25

Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
Replies: 0    Views: 125
Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 10:20

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
Replies: 9    Views: 354
Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27

Galanthophiles

Please help me choose 
Replies: 11    Views: 300
Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
Replies: 3    Views: 275
Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 18:01

New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
Replies: 37    Views: 1224
Last Post: 01/01/2015 at 18:00

Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
Replies: 8    Views: 329
Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 16:47

Christmas lights in the garden

Already! 
Replies: 99    Views: 3661
Last Post: 24/12/2014 at 21:51

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
Replies: 6    Views: 522
Last Post: 24/11/2014 at 07:52

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
Replies: 17    Views: 968
Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 00:00

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
Replies: 30    Views: 707
Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 10:04

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
Replies: 3    Views: 317
Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 08:07

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
Replies: 392    Views: 8801
Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 21:56

It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
Replies: 6    Views: 448
Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 19:27

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
Replies: 2    Views: 337
Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57
1 to 15 of 103 threads