Dovefromabove


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New Pond; old water tank

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 13:36

I think it needs to be sunk right into the ground - otherwise being metal it will overheat in the summer causing it to become anaerobic and stagnant (and cooking the inhabitants), and freeze up in the winter.


As has been said, you will also need a gradient to provide amphibians, reptiles and adventurous hedgehogs with an easy way out - don't want dead bodies!  

Is this a Foxglove

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 13:29

If the garden centre don't know that's a foxglove, I wouldn't go to them for advice about anything complicated  

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 12:59

Hello again 


Back from tennis - a really good session - shame it's the last one until September as they're using the hall for children's activities  


There's quite a stiff breeze out there - at least the washing's getting dry - and the cosmos are dancing about quite prettily.

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 10:56
Topbird says:

On a similar note  - DOVE - we might enjoy a programme on BBC2 tonight at 6.30 - Blitz Cities. Tonight is about the WW2 air raids on Norwich.


See original post

 Cheers Topbird - we used to live just round the corner from the old St Augustine's swimming pool (now closed due to asbestos) - It was built on an area which was  bombed.  Most houses around there had some cracks in the walls 


Get well soon Pat ((hugs))

Oh come on!

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 10:37
Wayside says:

Dove is starting to sound like Monty:



 Could be worse - his writing earns money   

Powdery Mildew on my courgette plant - leave it? Treat it? How?

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 10:34

That looks ok to me - absolutely agree with Leif.  


Maybe a bit of seaweed tonic to give the plants a boost.

Last edited: 03 August 2016 10:35:11

Where is the Gardener's World website?

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 10:16

As I understand it, the GW magazine used to belong to the BBC, as did the Radio Times and some other magazines ... then the government stepped in and stopped the BBC having 'a commercial arm'  as the commercial media companies saw it as unfair competition, and it had to sell the magazines off 


Info here http://www.immediate.co.uk/news/corporate/immediate-media-co-new-force-in-consumer-media/ 

help unknown veg?? newbie

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 10:10

Blame the bees - lots of cross-fertilisation going on out there 

help unknown veg?? newbie

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 09:45

Further to my last post - I've just been out to check on my Pattypan squashes (first time I've grown them - they're great ) ... they have six petals ... it's obviously variable amongst cucurbits 

help unknown veg?? newbie

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 09:39

I'd say that's definitely a member of the cucurbit/squash family ....... have a look at the photos on this site


 https://sanctuarygardener.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/flowers-in-the-garden-cucurbits/ 


The blogger has one squash with a four petalled flower.


It'll be interesting to see what you get ... please keep us informed 

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