Dovefromabove


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January 2017

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 15:21

We planted a Victoria plum at our last place - we had loads of plums every year - by the third year we had to prop the branches up - enough for crumbles and a load of jam as well as picking them and eating fresh from the tree. 


Hello Forkers December

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 15:18

The fog's coming down again

Wild plum?

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 15:12

It will only be neglected if you neglect to pull out every self-sown goat willow that pops up Fishy


Photo's a bit blurry - maybe you've got the freezing fog that we're shrouded in? 


Take a look here - do these look like what you've got? http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-pussy-willow-goat-willow-great-sallow-salix-caprea-seedling-on-a-pavement-76125438.html

Battered Foxgloves

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 14:47

They'll be fine - they'll grow a new rosette of leaves at the base of the plant before they put up a flowering spike in 2017. 


Is crop rotation absolutely necessary?

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 14:32

My rhubarb takes up a plot about one metre by one metre all by itself

Who's going to the gym in the new year.

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 14:02

Hear! hear! Fairy - gardening, tennis, cycling and walking will suit me just fine

Last edited: 30 December 2016 14:02:38

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 14:00


At a previous house we had a Malus 'Golden Hornet' outside the front window and it was badly afflicted with Woolly Aphid every winter ... the Long-tailed tits came in flocks to feast on the woolly aphids, they absolutely love them.  It was worth having a sickly tree just to enjoy watching them. 


I've just been outside here - I could hear the Longtails in the big ash tree but couldn't see any (the fog has come down again).  In the spring they gather tiny spiders' webs from the house eaves and tree trunks to make their nests.


Harebells

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 13:29

I love watching them dance among the short grasses on the clifftops by the sea - magical

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 13:22

Fairy ... I live in Norfolk and I've been to Loch Lomond !!!  And we've had fish and chips at Tyndrum


Did anyone else love Rutland Weekend Television's The Entire Universe as much as we did?  We thought it was the best thing on TV by miles http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b086kfbj/the-entire-universe   Deserves a BAFTA

Last edited: 30 December 2016 13:23:12

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 12:46

Our garden is full of birds at the moment - lots of goldfinches are harvesting the rudbeckia seedheads as well as visiting the sunflower heart feeders, and we've got bluetits and coal tits, dunnocks, robins, house sparrows, blackbirds, collared doves and wood pigeons as well. 


I've put porridge oats, suet, chopped apple and raisins out for the blackbirds, and mealworms and 'no grow' seeds for the dunnocks and robins, and of course I'm making sure the bird bath is defrosted every morning.


Info re feeding peanuts here https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/read-and-learn/helping-birds/feeding/whentofeed.aspx


Last edited: 30 December 2016 12:46:54

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