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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:27

Practice 

Before and After

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:26

A transformation 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:19

Sorry Bekkie, you'll get no sympathy from me - I have form - I keep up with an OH nearly 20 years younger 

Hogweed in my meadow

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:14

The Original Post was about the British Native Hogweed Heracleum sphondylium, a common weed of pastures and hedgerows. It is not dangerous except for people who have a specific allergy.  

As a child I gathered buckets and buckets full of it for pet rabbits - it's one of their favourite foods. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 06:57

Morning Bekkie 

It looks like another lovely day - yesterday was fabulous - niece and I met up with my son and she had a kayak out on the Thorpness Meare for the first time, son and I took a two man canoe - we went right to the far end, around all the little islands and saw the crocodile!  Niece soon got the hang of it and had a great time.  It's a long time since I've canoed but it all came back and we had a great time too.  I'll post a pic later - they're on my phone at the moment. Then in the evening we went to a concert at Snape Maltings - again the first proper grown up concert for niece - she loved it and was a delight to be with. We managed to get ice cream at the interval and go for a walk outside and sat on the river wall watching the waders flying back across the reed beds to roost as the sun was going down.  Snape is a magical place - if any of you haven't been there ..................... you should!!!

We got back here about 11.30 and in bed by midnight 

Now I'm wide awake as usual and I have my coffee - so I'll have a read back and see how you lot spent your day 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 10:33

Right - off we go - see you later folks - have a good day 

Pruning Mulberry trees

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 10:05

I know very little about growing mulberry trees, although I am particularly fond of one that I know   so I had a Google and found this http://theshakespeareblog.com/blog/page/15/ 

if you scroll down you'll find stuff about the mulberry tree's connection with Shakespeare - you may not find it interesting, but I did so I thought I'd share 

Talkback: Dealing with bindweed

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 10:02

Spray or paint the ground elder with glyphosate and wait for it to die, as with the bindweed.  It must turn brown and wither before you pull it up - that means you've got the roots.  

Digging ground elder is just as useless as digging bindweed - every tiny fragment of root left behind will grow 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 09:52

Niece and I are a bit ahead of ourselves, so we've got time to sit and mooch about and noodle for a bit - watering has been done, frogs have been counted so now coffee is being drunk.

Pdoc - I'm going to be being energetic today, so if you could do my share of sitting and watching I'd be very grateful, otherwise I'll get behind with it 

OL - getting VERY EXCITED now!!! 

Why are my Conifers dying from the bottom up

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 08:46

Don't you think a nice tightly clipped holly hedge would look good there?  The soil would need improving first though. 

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