Dovefromabove


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Big Garden Birdwatch 2016

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 19:35

I know LG, it makes sense - except to the birds

Big Garden Birdwatch 2016

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 19:20

I know LG - I've had some lovely birds in this garden - but never ever during the last weekend of January - do you think your brother could get the RSPB to rearrange when they do the count - March would be good

Big Garden Birdwatch 2016

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 19:13

I haven't even had any tits for the past few days (that sounds ) - a pair of amorous woodpigeons, and the occasional blackbird is the sum total of our visitors just recently - oh, and a cormorant flying low over the garden, but I don't suppose he'll come back at the weekend

Pond ice prevention

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 18:32

I use a plastic football - it works

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 17:57

Oh Gardengirl - what a PITA  ((hugs))  - check out the nearest car boot sale at the weekend - you might be able to buy them back

ID please

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 17:51

A clump of bearded iris?  Old and tired and in need to rejuvenation therefore not flowering. 

Introduction and weed identification

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 15:29

Joe, maybe when the neighbours see what a difference you can make and how having a useable garden to enjoy with your friends can really improve your quality of life, they'll get the gardening bug too

Identification please

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 15:12

Same here Nut.

Introduction and weed identification

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 15:02

Ah, I've just noticed - Nut thinks it's Green Alkanet - she's probably right - she usually is

Introduction and weed identification

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 14:59

Hello Jo

Good information from Nutcutlet (as usual)

The brambles and rose bushes are probably the result of birds having deposited the seeds in their droppings - they germinate and take root very easily

The clumps of large-ish leaves - are they slightly furry, or are they slightly bristly?

If they're slightly furry they may well be foxgloves, which will flower in the coming summer and they'll look lovely and be good for bees. 

However, if they're slightly bristly they could be one of the borage family, possibly Green Alkanet  which, although an interesting plant, can spread like made and be a bit of thug. 

 

 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
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Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

 
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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

 
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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Last Post: 23/04/2016 at 15:42

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Last Post: 04/05/2016 at 14:04

Whoops! I've done it again ......

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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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Last Post: 01/04/2016 at 06:01

A Gardener's Hands

The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
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Last Post: 23/02/2016 at 19:49

East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Another excuse for cake ............  
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Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 17:52

Songs for Valentine's Day

Our favourite romantic songs 
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Last Post: 15/02/2016 at 21:02

Job Done!

At last you've done that job you've been putting off for ages ... 
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Last Post: 09/02/2016 at 09:47

HELLO FORKERS! part two

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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