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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Funky pot of Lavender advice please ..

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 09:53

I always follow the regime recommended by Norfolk Lavender, who grow acres and acres of it around here

Do yews deplete the soil to the extent that conifers do,

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 09:51

Oh pooh!  It worked earlier ... I know that Daniel's aware of another broken link which is being sorted - I've alerted him to this one in the hope it can be fixed at the same time


Posted: 11/08/2015 at 09:43

Hi Bridget2

Repeated applications of rotted farmyard manure and home made garden compost and leaf mould will do the job - we too have what I like to call 'free draining sandy loam'   which is also very dry because of large trees on our perimeter - in the four years we've been here repeated applications of organic matter has improved it a lot and from having no worms at all we now have a healthy population and the ground is more like soil than sand and doesn't need watering quite as often 

Hope that helps


Posted: 11/08/2015 at 09:01
Lily Pilly wrote (see)

Morning, Dove may I have one too please? ........


I'd better make a pot ...

 Here you are LilyP

Do yews deplete the soil to the extent that conifers do,

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 08:53

Is this of any help?

Not sure about the dog licking it's paws - never known anything like that to happen, we had yews on the smallholding (not around the meadows) and we had dogs, cats, free range poultry etc - none of them came to any harm from the yew trees.   Maybe Steve the Vet will have a view ...

Flower tower

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 08:40

Bumping up

Gardening gloves and sweaty hands

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 08:07
Welshonion wrote (see)
Sorry Dove, I stand corrected.

Thanks WO, but it's not me that deserves the apology ..................


I know we get some annoying so and so's on here from time to time, and sometimes we're tired and tetchy and not as patient as we might be, but I think it's good to give people the benefit of the doubt ................. unless they're sneaky spammers of course


Posted: 11/08/2015 at 08:02

 Here you are DD

Happy Marion's Birthday today!

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 07:59

 Happy Birthday Happy Marion


Posted: 11/08/2015 at 07:52

Quite a few around here - lots of Large Whites, several Painted Ladies and Small Blues - native ladybirds all over my runner beans (although I can't see any aphids on them) and lots of Bumbles and Solitary bees on the raspberries. 

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