Latest posts by Dovefromabove

water fountain - noise level -

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 16:19

It's not that it drowns out the noise of conversation - the theory is that your ear focuses on the sound of the water and not the chattering.

A bonus is that the neighbours may spend more time going back and forth to the loo and less time sitting conversing ... although that may affect you too

tulip growing problem

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 15:24

Those in the picture are some of the freebies that Wyevale gave away to GW readers two or three years ago - bargain

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 15:14

BL the first horse I ever rode was my uncle's point to pointer called Panada (a cooking connection there) - I was about six years old and was put up and walked around the schooling area - I was in heaven.  After that when I visited there was a pony for me to ride  - sometimes my uncle's friend and neighbour the late great showjumper Alan Oliver gave me a lesson. 

For a couple of years in my early teens I'd go and stay with my friend at her sister's place.  Her husband was the local MFH and in exchange for long hours mucking out and cleaning tack I got to ride out on one of his steadier horses. 

Lovely big horses with muscle, power and character

water fountain - noise level -

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 14:29

Or you can make your own

The greater distance between the water spout and the basin the noisier the noise


Posted: 15/03/2016 at 14:26

That would be lovely Obelixx - we do get Swallowtails around here

It would be amazing if we saw them in our garden

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 13:39

It's turned mizzly out there   Seeds are now in two

boxes labelled Sow March/April and Sow April/May.

Think this afternoon is for knitting and the Cheltenham Festival   

I don't really follow horseracing, but I grew up with point to pointers and steeplechase trainers in the family - we once nearly won the Grand National but the jockey fell off two fences from the finish when they were in the lead  - the horse still came in first but that doesn't count   Anyway, I do like to watch the magnificent steeplechase horses occasionally (not so keen on the flat race types).

Straight to curved

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 13:29

Yes, I'd widen the whole bed as much as possible, making it one bug curve, so that piece of lawn is almost like a semi-circle - even do the same on the right and make the far piece of lawn circular and then a semi-circle at this end linked to each other like three-quarters of a fat figure of eight. 

Searching on forum

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 13:24

None of us seem to remind repeating ourselves

Help with leggy new privet hedge

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 13:07

Cutting it back will encourage new side shoots to grow so that it bushes out into a good dense hedge.  I'd cut it down to about knee height and give it a feed of Fish, Blood and Bone - privet is a greedy plant.

Talkback: How to maintain a garden pond

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 12:14

We've got a small wildlife pond - we use Blagdon's Barley Straw Extract and Blagdon's Sludge Control as directed by the instructions, and it keeps the algae/blanket weed and sludge under control without harming the wildlife. You can get it via Amazon and some garden centres have it.


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