Dovefromabove


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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 22:53

Sweet dreams all 

Raised bed around existing trees

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 22:48

I don't think the trees will be very happy at all. It's usually recommended that you don't change the soil level around trees. I'm afraid I would remove the raised beds if you want the trees to remain healthy 

pond plants on windowsill

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 22:41

Im not sure if the sort of insects that are attracted to pond plants would find them up there - theyI might not fly that high. 


I think that a windowbox of flowers and herbs that provide nectar for bees, hover flies, butterflies and night flying moths would be more successful, providing you with something interesting to watch and supporting vital pollinating insects. 


That's what I'd go for 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 19:18

Fairy  It's a wonderful series isn't it 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 18:04

.... and how lovely to receive such heartfelt thanks .... and how lovely you are to have understood and taken the time and trouble to give him an experience he could enjoy. You really are a bit special ((hugs)) x

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 18:00

Clari  Whoops! Misread that - thought you said you'd been having it off since before 8!  One way to keep warm I suppose 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 16:20

Hello folks - have been driving around Norfolk - we have sleet!!!!!!!!!!


Busy day today and looks like another one tomorrow - this being retired is tiring

Recommend what to plant please.

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 09:48

I think it would be best to rejuvenate the laurel you already have there by some hard pruning - the laurel will soon bush out and fill the gaps.  Then clear the ivy, feed and mulch the hedge to promote growth and if you feel unsure that it will bush out enough, you can buy a couple of bare root laurel hedging plants to plant and fill in the gaps.


Remember hedges shouldn't be cut back in the nesting season i.e. from February to mid July, so this is a job best done next autumn/winter. 

Last edited: 08 February 2017 09:51:08

On a first floor roof in very tall pots

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 09:42

This thread raises some issues it may be wise to check out


http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1568729

Mixing dahlia in containers

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 08:21

Several containers with a well-grown dahlia plant in each can be arranged in groups very effectively. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2017 at 14:03

The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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Last Post: 08/06/2017 at 13:17

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Last Post: Today at 14:27

Shrub ID please

 
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Last Post: 30/05/2017 at 21:11

Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

 
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Last Post: 29/05/2017 at 15:54

Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

 
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Last Post: 25/05/2017 at 21:08

Getting my own back ....

 
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Last Post: 10/05/2017 at 13:59

Hello Forkers - May Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Last Post: 01/06/2017 at 11:14

Pond mystery solved

 
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Last Post: 06/04/2017 at 11:33

Hello Forkers - April edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat for everyone to get together and socialise 
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Last Post: 01/05/2017 at 14:15

Ceratostigma willmottianum

Is it too late to cut back? 
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Last Post: 30/03/2017 at 12:27

A wind-up/solar powered radio

Ideal for greenhouse or potting shed 
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Last Post: 11/03/2017 at 18:51

Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
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Last Post: 17/02/2017 at 14:48

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
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Last Post: 23/02/2017 at 10:39

Another ID please

 
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