Dovefromabove


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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 12:44

I'm back from the GC ... with more than I went for of course   Who knew that there's such a thing as 'sticky' bird nest boxes   Two for the price of one!!! 


It would've been rude not to, wouldn't it?

New look for your garden shed

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 12:40

Hi


Does your husband like 'Street Art' or is he more of a Classic Hip Hop graffiti fan?


Perhaps you could post a photo of your shed to give us some idea of your options.

The version of our gardens that we long to see again

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 12:34

Salvia, what a lovely garden and I am very envious of your pond - ours is very small.

The version of our gardens that we long to see again

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 10:11

Hazel, Sweet Rocket is usually thought of as a short-lived perennial but my clump has been there for five years and is increasing in size and self-seeding.  It's a bit like perennial wallflowers in habit (and is related to them).  It has a big flush of flowers in late spring/early summer and then I cut it back and it continues to flower intermittently through the summer and early autumn.  There were even a couple of little flowers on it on New Year's Day!  I'll cut it back fairly hard any week now when the weather begins to pick up and leave it to get on with things.  The night-flying pollinators just love it.


There is a lilac-pink version too. 

Last edited: 13 February 2017 10:12:23

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 09:59

Hosta - have you thought of changing it to a holiday let?   I know they can be a bit of hassle but if you use a good management company and specialist holiday let cleaners there'd be virtually nothing for you to do, and the financial rewards can be high ... and if any of the 'visitors' are PITAs, then at least they're only there for a week so you don't have the trouble of getting rid of troublesome tenants. 


We hardly ever see the owners of the cottages we stay in, even if they live next door!


P'doc - good for your Mum - I bet she enjoys her new home when she gets used to it - her social life may well pick up quite amazingly!  Hope she has a really lovely birthday

Last edited: 13 February 2017 10:00:19

Why is my ivy dropping it's leaves?

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 09:51

Hi Benandtracey and welcome


It may just be natural leaf-fall due to cold weather - even ivies lose and replace their leaves from time to time.


Can you post a photo or two and tell us more about its site and conditions to give us some ideas of other possible causes?


Start with the camera icon top right - if you wait a bit and the photo doesn't upload you may need to reduce its size. 

Last edited: 13 February 2017 09:51:58

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 08:37

Very true Wonky!  And doesn't she have a job that seems to eat into her personal time too???!!!

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 08:13

Clari .... No!!! If it was just the sessions it would still be a huge ask ... But there's soooooo much organisation and paperwork with such things  !!!!   You've already got a lot on your plate at the moment ... Wait until you've got the bulk of the house sorted and then reconsider ... They'll still be there wanting support 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 07:13

  Morning all ... Anyone else awake ....

The version of our gardens that we long to see again

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 07:06

Lovely garden Scout 

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Hello Forkers - May Edition

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Another ID please

 
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ID this flowering tree please

 
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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

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When dreams come true ...

 
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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

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New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

What is blooming in your garden? 
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