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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

golden willow

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 08:51

Don't pollard until after the leaves have begun to fall - if you pollard whilst the tree is still in growth the tree will lose a huge amount of sap and it will also be prone to fungal/bacgterial infection.



Posted: 07/06/2015 at 08:36

I feed dried ones at other times of year, but now they've got babies I use the live ones

Old petrol mower wont run

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 08:34

Possibly a carburettor problem - a simple adjustment might do it (there should be a screw to turn) or it might need taking apart and cleaning.

Have a look at the Old Lawnmower Club forum There should be plenty of info there


Posted: 07/06/2015 at 08:23

Wonky, hopefully he'll live and learn   Although as he's an IT tech he probably things Satnavs are cleverer than humans


Posted: 07/06/2015 at 08:11

Yes Jo - online via Amazon -  approx £8 for 500gms - they usually arrive next day. 

Wonky - always check the address and postcode before setting off!  Not just the town!

Have a good Car Boot!


Posted: 07/06/2015 at 07:52

Positive Verdun - he's sitting on the edge of the little greenhouse by the back door where we feed him - he stops shouting once I appear with a palmful of wriggling mealworms for him to take to his family.

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 07:50

It's a marketing and promotional tool for businesses to enable them to target advertising - I doubt if very much of use is available free

Rubber chippings

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 07:44

You will need to weed the bark chippings occasionally - nothing can stop wind-blown seeds coming in and taking root - just an occasional hand-weed or going around with a hoe should do the trick - but you won't get rid of that job completely, no matter how thick you mulch or whatever you mulch with.

I suspect that rubber 'bark chippings' have been invented and made with the interests of the tyre manufacturers to the fore, and not those of gardeners.  If they can find ways to 'recycle' petrochemical products (which is what tyres are) it's cheaper for them.  Nothing to do with them being 'fit for purpose' as a mulch


Posted: 07/06/2015 at 07:41

Good morning all   Glorious morning   I'm being shouted at through the open door by a robin   He's saying that if I don't go out there with some more mealworms this instant he'll come in and get them himself!

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 07:34

Hope he has a Brilliant Birthday!!!

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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And it's not laziness ...  
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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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