Latest posts by Dovefromabove

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. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 07:15

Good morning all   Great news Pat 

Definitely worthy of a celebration !

weve got sunshine and it's definitely the warmest morning we've had for a while ... OH has turned the heating off and opened some windows ... this looks promising ...

i heard from Wonky yesterday ... She's very happy in her job ... I'm planning to visit her at the weekend and see the changes in her own garden and I'll take her some tomato plants

Over fertilised lawn urgent help. I am panicking

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 22:41

Give everything a good soaking with the hose - a really good soak - like heavy rain for an hour or more. We'll cross our fingers for you. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 22:19

Falling asleep on the sofa ... Better go to bed. 

By the way, the plumber phoned this evening - he'll be here tomorrow afternoon 

Is it a weed or a vegetable?!

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 20:05

Those bigger leaves look like swede to me 

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