Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Overgrown garden with bats - what can I do?

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 21:03

Absolutely agree with Nutcutlet, Dyers End and Muddle Up ... bats live in chalk caves just across the road from here, it's an SSSI, we love to see them swooping around our house and garden in the evenings catching insects - we are thrilled that there are enough insects in this area to support such a large colony of bats and we garden to encourage a wide range of wildlife which forms a rich and diverse food chain.  

And don't forget - a large proportion of the insects hoovered up by the bats are gnats and mosquitoes - although we have a wildlife pond in the garden and marshes close by I've not been bitten by a mozzie since we've lived here.  

Bats are a definite plus in my opinion and well worth a little inconvenience..

Last edited: 22 April 2017 21:07:26

Planting out courgette

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 20:50

I'm growing Gold Rush as well - I've grown them before - I really like the flavour 

Nothing like the photo!!!

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 20:48

If you get no joy I'd contact Trading Standards   

Plant (weed) I.D

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 18:10

I think dock leaves are more spear shaped.  The ones in the pic are quite broad towards the end.  

Last edited: 22 April 2017 18:11:14

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 18:01

Helpful little critters Andy 

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 17:57

I saw a black panther about 10 years ago, in a stubble field near Grantham - it was walking past straw bales (and taller and longer than them) so no mistaking the size, and close enough for me to see it really was a big cat, not a large labrador.  

It was walking away from a livery yard, very early one late August morning - I'd always been sceptical until I saw that one.  Now I'm a believer.

Sooty mould

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 17:20

It'll soon grow up again, bigger and better than ever - just make sure it gets plenty of water - drought stresses honeysuckles and when a plant is stressed they succumb to pests even more. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 17:15

Thanks Obs - that combination may well be copied 

Those lambs are well-grown Fairy 

Insect identification help please

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 17:13

One of the mining bees? 

Climbing Rose Pruning

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 16:38

Oooh - photos would be good 

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