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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Decking and rats

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 17:01

Good idea!  Also giving the decking a bit of a hammering from time to time - gives 'em a headache


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 17:00

Yes please Wintersong

Matty, that's lovely news

And I'm celebrating - at last I've made sense of the knitting pattern neck and shoulder shaping and it's turned out right

small tree or bush

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 16:57

What I've found is that they don't produce suckers until the tree gets too big for it's space and you start to prune it - it responds by throwing up suckers right, left and centre

The hedgehogs return.

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 16:56

No sign of Hefty and his friends yet, but I've put out his dish of fresh water and there's some food out waiting for him.

Mary, have a look here

Pricking Off

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 15:43

Hi Baza    Better than photos, here's Monty in a video showing you everything you need to know

small tree or bush

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 15:38
Edd wrote (see)

I love the Acer but they lose their leaves in winter.


Acers are very unhappy in windy spots - I wouldn't risk it.


Rhod Crompton wrote (see)

Rhus typhina 'Dissecta', great shape for a small tree, spring colours good followed by great autumn colours! Watch out for suckers

I love Rhus typhina, as you say they're a great shape - I'd love one here, but one is the operative word - we don't have room for a thicket!!!  Those suckers always win in my experience.





small tree or bush

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 14:40

A hawthorn would be lovely there - I like the double white but there are pink forms  .  Good in windy spots, frothy flowers in spring, glossy green leaves in summer, berries for birds in the autumn followed by good autumn leaf colour - what more can you ask?

Oh, I forgot - just the sort of leaves needed by hedgehogs for hibernation


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 14:24

Watch it next week BL

Neighbours and overhanging plants

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 14:19

One next door neighbour at our last house was a keen birdwatcher - his garden was full of tall overgrown shrubs full of nesting birds - we didn't have to have nesting sites in our tiny garden but we got the benefit of watching all the birds in our birdbath, on our feeders and taking the aphids from our roses. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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Formatting Problems

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All your questions answered 
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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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A seasonal joke thread 
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Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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