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GardenIng jokes

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 16:40

Why did the elephant paint his toenails red?

Advice please

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 16:26

Can't think of a pure white thornless climber KEF, but Madam Alfred Carriere is white with the prettiest palest shell pink,tinges more or less thornless with a lovely perfume - in fact I always find that her foliage is beautifully scented too.  http://www.davidaustinroses.com/english/Showrose.asp?Showr=539

 

Here's a link for Kathleen Harrop too  http://www.classicroses.co.uk/products/roses/kathleen-harrop/

baldy wormy lawn

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 16:08

Was this lawn treated with anything last autumn?  Weed and feed or something like that?  

It looks to me as if what grass is still alive is in sort of regular lines, as if there may have been over-application of something using a mechanical spreader 

Advice please

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 16:04

Kathleen Harrop is a beautiful soft pink rose, with sem-double saucer shaped blooms - it has a delicious scent and no thorns and also repeat flowers - it's a really lovely rose.

Hedgehogs?

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 10:46

If badgers eat a hedgehog they leave the empty spiny skin as evidence.

upsetting sight

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 10:44

Nature red in tooth and claw.

 

How lucky you are to have toads spawning in your pond - it's a sight I've not seen in any number since I was a child when every year I would walk across the farm to an isolated pond in the middle of the fields where every year the toads would be laying their chains of spawn.  Wonderful. 

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 09:30

Just a heads up from a friend in Cyprus - she saw the first swallow of the season this morning - they're on their way back 

Hedgehogs?

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 09:27

Some people expound the theory that badgers eat hedgehogs and this is the reason they are in decline - there are some people with an axe to grind against badgers - as far as I'm aware there is no evidential proof that this is the cause of the hedgehog decline.  In fact if hedgehogs were a major food source for badgers once the hedgehog declined in an area so would the badgers, which doesn't seem to be the case. 

This is interesting http://www.secretworld.org/badgers_about.html 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 09:21

No probs Doc - I know it's very tempting to scratch an itch - but with your medical knowledge you know that results in a nasty little boil so best to ignore it along with the rest 

Have a lovely walk and birdwatch and report back on what you see - are you taking a camera and binoculars?

By the way, a friend in Cyprus saw the first swallow this morning - they're on their way back!!!!!!!!!!  Makes your heart glad doesn't it 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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