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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hallowe'en Howlers

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 12:35
I like Hallowe'en  .... I've been saving all the cobwebs in my house for  decorations

Plumb Tree

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 12:31

And another thing - you could even hang some bird feeders among its branches to attract tits who will help keep aphid infestations down in the spring.

Plumb Tree

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 12:29

Rake up any fallen leaves and clear an area of grass/weeds/plants around the base of the trunk. 

Over the winter enjoy watching flocks of long-tailed tits searching amongs its branches for insects; and in late February give it a dose of of Fish, Blood and Bone (as per pack directions). 

Over the winter have a read of this and you'll be all ready for the spring.

Enjoy your plums


Posted: 31/10/2014 at 10:41

There are groups of us that meet up for garden visits; these are always publicised on the open forum and all are welcome. 

Some of us have made some very good 'real' friends through these visits

It would be very sad if these outings were seen as 'cliques'. 

Hallowe'en Howlers

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 10:35

What do spiders do for fun at Hallowe'en?







Surf the web

Hallowe'en Howlers

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 08:46

What do zombies like for dinner?






I'll get my coat

Forest School

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 08:42

We have Forest Schools in Norfolk - lots of info here plus links to the national association

What to plant under a tree?

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 08:35

To be honest, I'd remove the sycamore and replace it with a tree that is more attractive and creates a less dense shade.  Sycamores do grow absolutely huge, the shade underneath is dense, they invariably get a sooty mildew on the leaves so they don't even look attractive and they're not particularly good for wildlife. And then of course there's the problem of the seeds all taking root around the garden ...

While they're perfectly good rural hedgerow trees in my experience they're not really suitable for a garden - I'd take it down while it's still manageable - it'll cost big money to do it when it's bigger, and that will be in just a few years' time.

Sorry, I'm a big fan of most trees in most gardens, but if that was mine Ithat's what I'd do.

mini lemon cypresses

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 07:50

Hi herbgarden

I've never grown these, but as there've been no replies to your query so far I had a google, which lead to this blog - the writer is in California rather than the UK, but the information she gives is interesting and should give you a starting point at least.

Good luck


Posted: 31/10/2014 at 07:27

A good car boot should have a smooth 'catch' so that you can slide bags of compost and manure in and out without them catching and tearing

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