Dovefromabove


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Pruning Roses

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 14:56

I think your roses will be fine ... but you'll have to be patient ... have you fed and mulched them? 


They need nutrition if they're having to grow new shoots twice in one season 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 14:45

Well, it's been nice enough to play in the garden after all ............ I started tidying around the pond, and then realised I was disturbing a courting couple ....... looks like frog spawn is imminent ........ so I got the hoe out and disturbed some weeds instead. 


Now I'm indoors and a half shoulder of lamb has been rubbed with rosemary, anointed with olive oil and studded with garlic - now it's in the oven surrounded by potatoes and onions. Must find the mint jelly in our newly reorganised pantry and food cupboards  ... 

Frogspawn 2017

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 13:07

I was just having a tidy around the wildlife pond this morning when I realised I was disturbing a pair of frogs having a cuddle 


No spawn yet but at this rate it won't be long.  The pond's only been established a few years and last year we had our first frogspawn - sadly it appeared to be infertile ... but it looks as if this year there's at least one male ready and willing to do the job 

Worms on the lawn

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 13:01

They'll soon find their way to your raised beds ........ or their offspring will 

Something burrowing in my greenhouse

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 11:37

Hedgehogs don't burrow ..................... rats do 

Is this a leech?

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 11:35

Probably been living in the damp among those stones.  I imagine it'll be happy in or near the canal.  

Worms on the lawn

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 11:30

The blackbirds and herons around here wouldn't let that state of affairs to last for long 

Last edited: 12 March 2017 11:31:29

Are Green Thumb right about this lawn?

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 11:29

It's not as bad as mine was a few years ago - regular mowing, raking, some moss treatment and improving the drainage will really help.  

Is this a leech?

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 11:25

I think it's a horse leech  http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/horse-leech 


Not seen one of those for years and years. 


I'd put it among some damp stones near a pond/ditch or similar.  

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 11:08

  Son's favourite jeans mended ............ he's  able to sew on a button (or find someone to do it) but complex patching around the 'seat seams' is beyond the wit of man (well, that man anyway).  Now it's done ... I've zig zagged all over it as a sort of reinforcement - not pretty but firm,  and thankfully his role in the 'entertainment industry' isn't fashion/style dependent 


Now to drink coffee and go through that seed box again ......... what's next for the propagator? 


Has everyone had their breakfast, or would a little something with your coffee be welcome? 

Last edited: 12 March 2017 11:09:36

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Harvest 2017

 
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Two shrubs need a name please

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Will you join in ...  
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Shrub ID please

 
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Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

 
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Getting my own back ....

 
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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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Pond mystery solved

 
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Hello Forkers - April edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat for everyone to get together and socialise 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum

Is it too late to cut back? 
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