Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Will anything grow in here??

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 16:48
punkdoc says:

I love it.

I think I would leave it as it is.

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 I love it too ... looks like Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood  (or how I imagine it anyway).  I'd just manage the bracken and as Fairy suggests, create a woodland fringe garden at the edges ... I'd give my eye teeth for that 

P.S.  I'd add loads and loads of different sorts of bird boxes, also for bats, owls and nest sites for different falcons etc.  

Perhaps put nectar-rich plants in the glades for woodland butterflies and food plants for their caterpillars.

And ask Father Christmas for a trail camera or two 

Last edited: 12 August 2016 16:52:34

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 16:45

What!  You mean there are cheap kitchens available???   You never hear about them on here do you? 


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 15:46

I'm totally choked up with emotion having seen the most phenomenal 10,000 metre world record run by that amazing young woman ... what a feat of courage, endurance and fitness!!! 

Digging Up Potatoes.... found an EGG!!

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 15:20

Maylane - sounds as if your frog was being eaten by a grass snake - I was able to get a photo of this happening in our pond a couple of years ago.  They eat them head first.  


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 15:10

I've had to put the sprinkler on   the Wilderness and the veg patch all looking very floppy and the wind is bashing things about and tearing leaves - they need a drink to perk them up so they're not so flimsy.  

Topbird, the soaker hose has made a huge difference to the Clematis and honeysuckles on the fence at the back of the Shady Bank .

29.9C in the shade in my back garden at the moment Fairy 


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Posted: 12/08/2016 at 14:23

Yay!  He just shook the rain off the brolly onto John Inverdale 


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 14:20

Just watched Steve Redgrave's face as he watched John Inverdale talking around and around in circles about the perfect  rowing four under the umbrellas, just after the camera caught him swallowing something he was eating - SR's face was a picture of total bemusement  

Trim down cypress exposing dry/drown core

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 14:14

In a word ........... DON'T!!! 


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 13:58

I loved the brilliant quote from Sir Chris Hoy about Sir Bradley Wiggins, talking to him about when BW was a kid with long gangly legs, "... and then you got on a bike, and everyone said 'This kid's going somewhere'." 

A bit obvious, I'd have thought ........ a bike is a mode of transport

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