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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 17:01

But still no fun Hostafan - knee injuries are a PITA - from one who knows


Posted: 27/01/2015 at 16:47

Nope - didn't see them.

Ideas for my manky lawn and old car port

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 16:01

I'd pave or deck under the car port, and turn the car port into a pergola - you could have steps up to it - covered with clematis or vines planted at the bottom of the uprights and climbing up and over the beams it would look fabulous - you can put a nice garden table and chairs out there and eat there most summer evenngs. 

Make a bed around the base of the fence and plant some more climbers and perennials and as Edd says, work on the lawn.  A bit of scarifying and spiking and some Evergreen 80 type fertiliser in the spring (or even just seaweed powder if you're concerned about the dog going on there) will soon have that grass looking like a lawn


Posted: 27/01/2015 at 14:42

If they've been deleted presumably Daniel Haynes felt they were inappropriate in some way.  Did they contained information you need?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 13:44

Pauline - good luck!  We'll be thinking of you ((hugs))  Let us know how you get on. 

Golfinches have landed!

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 13:42

Goldfinches are supposed to love Nyger seed, but whenever I've supplied it to them in the special feeders they've studiously ignored it and tucked into the sunflower hearts - they get through huge amounts of them  - both in this garden and in the gardens at my former place of work.  Eventually I stopped offering them Nyger seed as it just went mouldy in the feeders and I had to keep throwing it away.

I find that if they do drop any of the sunflower hearts the blackbirds hoover them up, and in the summer and autumn the hedgehogs do too.

Climbing Strawberries

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 12:52

I'm bemused by Thompson & Morgan's description of Mount Everest as 'climbing'.  Yes you can train the runners up a framework and tie them in, but so you could with virtually any strawberry plant - they don't 'climb' as a clematis or sweet pea does.

I imagine that the tasty Mara des Bois would suit this method as it sends out lots of runners which could be tied up a framework.


Posted: 27/01/2015 at 09:50

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Posted: 27/01/2015 at 08:13

Chicky - have a good journey   See you tomorrow

Self watering Planter

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 08:10

As Pansyface has said, without seeing the planter it's hard to know how to advise you.  As the manufacturer is unhelpful (presumably you won't be buying from them again ) perhaps you could google 'build your own self-watering planter' and then you could identify a similar system and that should help you to fathom out what to do.

As long as the compost at the bottom of the pot is wet the moisture should rise through the compost to the roots. 

Good luck

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