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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

problem with apple tree

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 08:59

Keep an eye out for families of Long-tailed tits in your apple tree - they just love eating wooly aphids

Every cloud has a silver lining ..... well, almost every ...

Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 08:56

Oh, No. 1 Tip :  wear a long floaty dress and a big floppy hat like this

 or go for the 'other English eccentric' look

 and everyone will realise that yours is 'English' in style, and therefore a work in progress - and if you go for the second look, no one will dare harbour a critical thought in their heads


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 08:43

Well, looks like they've admitted liability then ... now all they have to do is send someone to take the rubbish away and then deliver your second ton of topsoil that you paid them for - then you'll have no reason for further complaints will you?

I wonder if they realise yet that  we all know about it on the GW Forum - name and shame???


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 07:53

Wonky has surfaced and is feeding robins - she has requested brunch rather than breakfast


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 07:25

Good morning all

Glorious morning here, full of birdsong and sunshine - let's hope it's the same for Fidget (see thread for Fidget's Big Day!)

Dd, it'll be fine - it really will - all most people want is the chance to wander in a garden and have a nice cup of tea and a scone or slice of cake - and the real gardeners will understand.

Lots of gardening done here yesterday - the birds are a bit confused as some (small) shrubs have been moved

Wonky's still asleep at the moment, but there'll be a big breakfast, bacon, eggs, black pudding, tomatoes and fried bread available when she wakes - ready for more gardening before I take her back to the station at teatime

Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 07:01
Dordogne Damsel wrote (see)

Thanks Pansyface, will do my best to enjoy.

I am half hoping 'real' gardeners will come & will understand the reason it is not perfect and half hoping the non-gardeners come and won't know the difference.


I think that's exactly how it will be Dd ((hugs)) - and you should see the weeds we spotted at East Ruston Old Vicarage and Bressingham, didn't we folks?!

I think you should put a little sign up saying that you tend your garden with wildlife as a priority, and any scruffy bits and 'wild plants' are for the wildlife and beneficial insects


Cornwall churchyard

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 06:56

Not me Lyn - I have an occasional peek online as we like to holiday in the West Country and take a bit of an interest in what goes on - I only saw this because I saw the original post and Googled.


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 06:53

Dear Fidget - I hope you and OH  have a simply fantastic day, and that the sun shines for you the whole weekend ((hugs))


Baby birds

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 06:47

We have to take frequent rests from our gardening, in order to let the robins have a root around in the soil, otherwise they get impatient and get under our feet. 

Yesterday we had a young Gt tit on one of the feeders, and a young blue tit was getting impatient, and landed on the Gt tit's back in order to get at the sunflower hearts

It's like a pre-school nursery out there at the moment 

honeysuckle problem

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 06:43

I would just give it a good sharp blast with the hosepipe, then hang some birdfeeders with sunflower hearts in close by - the bluetits will come to the feeders, see any aphids you have left, and eat them while they're queueing for the sunflower hearts

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