Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Long Tailed Tits

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:29

You lucky thing   We sometimes see them searching the tree trunks and brick walls for little cobwebs to bind the feathers and moss together - magical

Tree ID please

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:26

Willows strike easily from cuttings.  If a community garden really wants one, cut some twigs from yours before you cut it down, and stick them in some damp soil.  You'll have a whole load of fast growing little trees by next autumn, and winter will be the ideal time to dig them up and plant them in their permanent position. 

I'd replace it with a crab apple, Malus Golden Hornet would be ideal - blossom for the insects, fruit for the birds, and suitable for small gardens

Tree ID please

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:21

It will have grown from a windborn seed - they spring up all over the place and they do get big and their roots aren't good near your foundations and drains. 

It's only really suitable for a really large wild-type garden.  I'd cut it down quick and paint the stump with SBK Brushwood Killer. 

problem soil

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:11

Or if you can find anyone who keeps goats on a Deep Litter system, mucking out twice a year - the contents of their muck heap would be wonderful! 

Id please

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:05

That sounds like a good spot for it

Id please

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:02

It's the chrysalis of some sort of moth or butterfly - hopefully the adult will emerge in the warmer weather. 

Maybe someone cleverer than me will be able to name the type ...

Tree ID please

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 13:58

It's a Salix (willow) possibly Salix caprea or Goat willow. 

One of the several types of willows which have the typical Pussy Willow catkins at this time of year.

Hedging patience

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 10:52

Many years ago a Reliant Robin caught fire on the road outside our garden gate (at earlier house, not here).  It sort of melted and the only identifiable 'lumps' left after the conflagration were the wheel hubs, rear axle and a bit of the engine .  The owner returned with a wheelbarrow from his allotment, put the engine in the barrow, balanced the axle and wheel hubs across the handlebars and scraped up the solidified melted mess with a shovel and put it in our dustbins. 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 10:29

Only down to 6C overnight  and it's been overcast and mizzly all morning until a few moments ago when the sun came out and it's nearly 10C .... that's 'cos it's nearly time to go and play indoor tennis ...

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 09:28

Anyone seen Chicky lately?

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Apple Day Events 2016

Dates and Locations etc - is there one near you? 
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Normal for Norfolk???

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Wot izzit?

Plant ID please 
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ID please

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Hosta! Where's Hosta?

Look at the canna you gave us! 
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Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Moving them about ... two questions ...  
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A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things ... everyone welcome  
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Gardener's Garters

Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
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Blight resistant tomatoes

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Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
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ID please

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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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