Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Getting my own back ....

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 12:56

Delicious .... going down a treat 

Last edited: 10 May 2017 12:58:04

Getting my own back ....

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 12:27

I've just weeded the veg patch - lunch today is a salami and chickweed roll. That'll larn those dang weeds !

How do you get even with the weeds? 

Steep bank on to woodland

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 10:34

In a previous life I had a similar situation ... He who thought he should be obeyed got a friend with a digger in and pulled the bank back ............. causing a huge drainage problem as the water table in the bank was higher than the new ground level ................. take professional advice!!! 

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 09:32

MU - Our big ash tree has a very few leaves opening at the end of branches, but just a few ... otherwise it still looks dormant - I've a feeling it may not be liking the dry weather ... 

Last edited: 10 May 2017 09:32:49

Root problem

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 09:28

Which way does it face?  What is the slope ... it' s hard to see from the photos.

To create a worthwhile flowerbed  I would bring the edge forward into the garden doubling it's depth front to back.

If you don't want to do that a simple solution would be to add some organic matter and then plant hardy groundcover-type plants such as vinca and lamiums which will cover the soil and give a bit of colour.  

Can foxes steal eggs without trace?

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 09:15

Yes, it will have been a fox. ... ducks leave the nest to feed and bathe/preen, covering the eggs with down but if the duck is on the nest the fox will take her and then come back for the eggs. 

If someone had stolen the eggs the duck would probably still be around, and is likely to lay a second clutch. 

Last edited: 10 May 2017 09:15:57

Is it a weed or a vegetable?!

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 08:58

You could gently lift some out (use a seed label or dinner fork) and transplant them.  Don't waste them. 

Appeared on Allotment

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 08:01

Ah a fellow East Anglian   I'm a Suffolk girl transplanted into Norfolk. My daughter Wonky Womble is a gardener near Ipswich. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 07:54

Hosta ((hugs)). We in the East are getting some rain on Friday, according to Bro who pays for special forecasts for the farm. 

I need to hoe the rest of the veg patch in preparation for the beans ... 

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 07:37

Hello all   We have sunshine in the East at last and they say it's going to stay! 

Hope things are improving Daisy. 

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