Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 06:15

Good morning all  G'day Pat

3C overnight and only 3.3C now with thick fog.  It's thinning a little - at least I can see the house across the road now - I couildn't see a thilng half an hour earlier. 

Time for


 

Bug Recipe

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 22:34
Tabasco, chilli and cayenne are known to cause injury to birds and animals when used in this sort of way in the garden - they can blister the throat and the eyes. e.g. Squirrels get it on their paws then wipe their eyes causing burning, pain and suffering.
Please be careful.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 16:09

Chicky ((lots of hugs))  xx

If it's of any encouragement to you and Mr Chicky, the racehorse Sprinter Sacre has this afternoon just won the big race today at Cheltenham , two years after having to stop racing due to a 'fibrillating heart' - it was thought that he would be retired, but after treatment he has made an amazing come-back and is as good as ever - we'll be expecting great things from Mr Chicky

Id please

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 15:27

Don't think 2cm is big enough for a swallowtail.  There are quite a few butterflies and moths that have cocoons that shape ......... you'll have to keep an eye on it - you might just be lucky enough to see it emerge .........

Id please

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 15:02

Photos can be misleading re size .......... it's hard to tell from that image .......... but are you thinking Swallowtail, Mark?

Tree ID please

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:35

LOl - we keep doing it

Let us know what you decide.   Photos would be good

Tree ID please

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:33

You and I probably cross-posted just then  

Malus Golden Hornet would be perfect.

Long Tailed Tits

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:29

You lucky thing   We sometimes see them searching the tree trunks and brick walls for little cobwebs to bind the feathers and moss together - magical

Tree ID please

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:26

Willows strike easily from cuttings.  If a community garden really wants one, cut some twigs from yours before you cut it down, and stick them in some damp soil.  You'll have a whole load of fast growing little trees by next autumn, and winter will be the ideal time to dig them up and plant them in their permanent position. 

I'd replace it with a crab apple, Malus Golden Hornet would be ideal - blossom for the insects, fruit for the birds, and suitable for small gardens

Tree ID please

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:21

It will have grown from a windborn seed - they spring up all over the place and they do get big and their roots aren't good near your foundations and drains. 

It's only really suitable for a really large wild-type garden.  I'd cut it down quick and paint the stump with SBK Brushwood Killer. 

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