Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 07:10

Good morning all -  sunshine and blue skies here today - It's a Gardening Day!!! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 20:07
Percy-Grower wrote (see)

Well done SGL's OH...

"If men are from Mars and woman are from Venus" and Venus spins different from every other planet in the solar system don't you think that says it all about woman..

No, it just means that everyone else is wrong 

What's your acronym? A guessing game......

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 20:04

Hi Verdun, seen Brian lately? He's been a very naughty boy!

Mony Don

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 20:00

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 19:47
Verdun wrote (see)

Can't work yours out dove.  I know you are an optimist,,have a sense of humour.  Let me "idle"  a while and and ponder while I sing a little ditty?  .............  

Just a simple cornishman me!  

He's got it, by George he's got it 

Mony Don

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 19:06

Wait there a minute Hostafan .............

Trimming laurel and holly hedge

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 18:23

I agree, lots of nesting in Feb and March at least.

I think councils will cut hedges back in the nesting months if it's impacting on road safety, and if they're sure there's no nest in the hedge, but if nesting birds are disturbed they are breaking the law http://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/2185.htm

I wouldn't cut your OH's hedge back until the autumn - laurel is best pruned with secateurs, cutting back individual shoots rather than with hedge clippers or shears, as these will cut through the large leaves which will look ugly, and then the edges will go brown and look even uglier. 

I'd cut a holly hedge back in December, and then utilise the clippings for Christmas decorations. 

Grass snake

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 18:08

I love snakes   We used to get grass snakes on the small-holding - it was wonderful to watch them swimming across the pond in the top meadow, presumably after the Gt Crested Newts 

We also get adders on the coastal heaths of Suffolk near my old home - I wouldn't take the dogs there, particularly on cold summer days when the snakes might be drowsy and irritable, but watching them basking on a sunny bank in the summer was a joy. 

What's your acronym? A guessing game......

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 18:00
Verdun wrote (see)

Ecky thump   What a clever thing you are Dove.  Yes indeed....if in doubt jump in.  Impressed 

Think I've got you pretty well weighed up Verdun   Have you sussed mine?

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Just some of the ways they help us 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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