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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Winter greenhouse protection.

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 15:18

It needs to go inside - it'll be ripped to shreds by the weather on the outside!

Infestation of Thousands of tiny caterpillars

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 14:29

I suspect they're larvae of one of the sawfles - I wouldn't worry about it - although it may seem that they've done a lot of damage, your tree would've been losing it's leaves in a week or so anyway.

 I'd sit back and watch out  for the blue tits and longtailed tits to find them - they'll have a feast 

in or out fig

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 13:17

 Sounds good.

Still quite warm here - I've been doing some digging to get the end of the veg patch ready for OH to plant some garlic tomorrow (he's at work today) but I have to keep stopping for cooling drinks 

Help please.

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 13:15

Can't see the picture   Have another go - To post pics click on the green tree in the toolbar and follow the instructions 

Can I lay turf in September / October ???

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 11:56

I think this autumn it will be fine - the soil is still warm and we have some rain coming.

Some autumns when the soil is cold and claggy I would rather leave it until spring.

topiary ideas

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 11:53

I covet everything on that site - have you seen the white ladle that stands up by itself? 


Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 11:15

Ordered two identical printer ink cartridges - one arrived Friday of last week from the Midands, the other arrived yesterday from Belgium   Does life get any more exciting than that? 


Posted: 21/09/2013 at 11:05

Hesitating to go out into the garden at the moment as I'm sitting here listening to a Willow Warbler singing in the big ash tree and I don't want to disturb it - it sounds so beautiful - it'll  be migrating back to Africa any day now. 

in or out fig

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 10:55

Call her Ferdinande - sounds a little more 'fruity' 

Mild and dry here with sunny spells   We'll try to hang on to the fine weather for your move   Hope it all goes well.

If you two ever fancy meeting for a pint in the Ship let us know - it looks our sort of place!

topiary ideas

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 10:48

This is what you want - he was on that Cottage Garden programme with Carol Klein.  

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