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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Help Fir trees Dying

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 12:02

Hi Mike

The 'inside' of upright fir trees is normally brown - it's only the outer parts that have green foliage - are the trees brown on the outer surfaces?

Garden Process

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 09:57

I'd get started now - who knows how long or how wet the winter may be - if you get the main clearing and groundwork done now and dig in manure, compost etc and sort things out you could start structural planting this autumn and then plant out roses,  herbaceous perennials etc as soon as spring arrives.

Good luck - sounds like a great project.  We'd love to see some pictures  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 09:44

According to Pa I looked like a Red Indian (his words - not very pc)  bright red all over and a shock of black hair 

The changing colour of Hydrangeas

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 09:40

Me too - I love the elegant faded shades of hydrangeas in the autumn - the blues usually have some wonderful mauvy green shades - when they begin to fade you can pick and dry them to produce the wonderful decorations you can pay a fortune for in fashionable shops 

http://www.hydrangeashydrangeas.com/dryingnat.html 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 07:47

The siren has stopped - hopefully for good!  

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 07:35

I should clarify what I said above - I've used the multi-purpose composts for planting up summer containers and the pots of tomatoes and cucumbers etc, but I always use the John Innes Loam based  compost for more permanent containers(e.g. the potted fig tree) I don't think there's anything better for longer term planting. 

Some of the multi-purpose brands  use the John Innes name and add fertiliser to conform to that, but they're only as good as the composted material in the bags. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 07:28

Clari - that's  fantastic news!!!  I once had a similar job at a historic building which was also an arts and early music venue (but we did have someone to see to the loos).  Enjoy!!! 

As for Hedgehog homes - if OH get's too pernickety with the measuring - here's some less expensive ideas recommended by the Hedgehog Street website  http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/data/HEDGEHOGHOME_2014.pdf 

Woody, enjoy your turn at the shop 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 06:36

It's just stopped!    It was really faint as the railway line is across the other side of the marshes, we don't hear the trains unless they sound their horn at the crossing, but it was just loud enough to make it feel as if my ears were ringing - weird  

Hefty Hedgehog was by the back door last night as we went to bed - I'd forgotten to take the cover off the food - a clear plastic box like the ones a joint of meat comes in from the supermarket, I put it on to keep the marauding blackbirds out of it in the evening - anyway, somehow Hefty had got the cover off himself   Glad he's got that worked out - it takes some of the responsibility off my shoulders 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 06:19

Good morning Woody and KEF

Light rain here - just enough to damp things down.  And some sort of alarm is going in the distance - in fact it sounds as if a railway crossing barrier is jammed down and the siren is going continually - it's only faint in the distance - but I can hear it!!! 

Congratulations Bekkie 

Clarri - I'm getting very curious indeed 

Bargain shrubs

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 21:04

Ours has a similar area, but at this time of year it usually contains  sad looking parched and dying plants 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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