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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 11:33

Bash your sprout stalks with a hammer Artjak - they'll split and then bash them a bit more and put them in the compost bin, they'll break down much quicker then.

Degree Research

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 11:31


how to save elder and birds whilst getting rid of ivy

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 08:32

It is difficult to see what's what - we'll wait until Thursday  

One thing is for certain - it's the combination of the 'cover' provided by the ivy and the mature apple tree which will have nooks and crevices full of insects which is attracting the birds.  When the ivy goes it would be good to replace it with something which will also provide cover in the winter for the small birds - a berrying holly perhaps?

Front "garden" needs some inspiration!

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 08:27

Would you like me to send you some Cyclamen hederifolium 'alba'? 

We're in danger of being overwhelmed by the little beauties and I think they'd feel quite at home there - shady with good drainage.


Posted: 10/11/2014 at 08:17

Still in pjs here but heading for the shower now - suddenly my week seems to be filling up with social events so I'd better do some housework today or we'll be living in a midden

Weed or flower?

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 07:57

Yes, we fed it to our budgie, and he also enjoyed the seed spikes of plantains and a bit of groundsel when it had gone to seed.

Weed or flower?

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 07:08

Chickweed is good in salads and makes a lovely sandwich. 

And as it's name suggests, used to be chopped up and fed to young poultry


Posted: 10/11/2014 at 06:46

Good morning all

Chicky - huge Rembrandt fans here - we have a London trip planned after Christmas so are hoping to see it then. 

 There's frost on the roofs around here this morning - none on the ground and the temp in the back garden only dropped to 3.7C, but obviously low enough for the first air frost of the winter.




how to save elder and birds whilst getting rid of ivy

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 06:30

Doesn't look like an elder to me either.  Hard to see from the few leaves there are but when I enlarge the pics it could be an old apple tree?


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 19:07

OL, it's a hedehog with a funny hat on!

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