Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 20:47

Maybe some cuttings OL - you'll need a placcy bag in your handbag

Pheasants attack the plums

Posted: Yesterday at 20:45

At a shoot the beaters drive the birds towards the guns and they fly up over the shooters' heads - they fire upwards at the pheasants - to fire across the land would be dangerous - they'd shoot the beaters or the dogs

 

Does anyone know what this shrub is please?

Posted: Yesterday at 20:37

I was going to say Viburnum tinus too, but everyone beat me to it

It's not my birthday.

Posted: Yesterday at 20:35

Glad you've enjoyed your un-party RB

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 20:02

I had a lovely surprise visit this aftrnoon from a young lady I got to know through my last job - our house isn't easily wheelchair accessible, but the sun came out and we were able to sit out on the terrace - she brought me a lovely get well card and she and her PA stayed for a cuppa and a slice of cake - I sent her home laiden with cucumbers and raspberries

Pheasants attack the plums

Posted: Yesterday at 19:17

Pheasants can fly really quite high if they want to

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60260.jpg?width=426&height=350&mode=max

 They go very well with roast apples and Calvados

Belfast sinks and their true value?

Posted: Yesterday at 19:11

I've seen them fetch £35+ at local auctions - depending on style and condition etc.

It's not my birthday.

Posted: Yesterday at 19:03

If it's not your birthday, then you must be celebrating you Un-birthday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdsZT7WKjW8

Pheasants attack the plums

Posted: Yesterday at 16:40

Most farms where there is gamebird shooting will buy in birds each year.  Some gamekeepers will hatch their own with bantams from eggs gathered from wild pheasant nests, but that's an expensive way nowadays.  Pheasants also breed in the wild, but where you get a mass of young birds together it's likely that they're from a batch of freshly released ones.

Cutting Back Climbing Honeysuckle

Posted: Yesterday at 16:36

I think I'd cut it down to the ground this winter and erect a sturdy trellis or obelisk for it to climb up.  Give the soil around it a good mulching with leaf mould or garden compost, and give it a dose of Fish Blood & Bone in late February (according to directions on pack).  It'll be fine and will grow away well in the spring.

In future years you can cut it back as shown here to keep it under control and keep it flowering well http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/creative-projects/how-to-prune-honeysuckle/158.html

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38

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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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

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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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28
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