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Hedgehog Watch!!!

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 05:58

Fidget - has he moved on?

Sometimes ours appear to doze off while eating/drinking or just being on the lawn - maybe they're just lost in thought ........... 

Half dead plum tree

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 05:49

It depends what you want - if you're happy with a nondescript tree with green leaves which will probably get aphids but not have any blossom and fruit then leave it.  However it will be hard to keep the other suckers from the roots down and just let the one grow.  

I would dig it out, along with as much of the roots as possible, and dig in lots of organic matter to renourish the soil - it's probably pretty lacking in nutrients after having had a large plum tree growing there for 15 years.  

I'd then plant a tree of my choice some distance away - it's not a good idea to plant immediately in the same place as one that has died as whatever killed it may remain in the soil and infect the new tree. 

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 20:10

 

I can make sense of it Snoodle - looking forward to another outing in good company 

Hedgehog Watch!!!

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 19:47

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 19:46

 Try clicking on your name in the top right hand corner - then on messages - that should take you to a page where you can message other forum members 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 19:41

Looks like the three of you are having a lovely time Panda   

Lily, one of the advantages of The Lovely Home is that in the summer a lovely sea breeze wafts across the common  - of course, in the winter a howling gale and loads of sea spray does the same 

 

Hedgehog Watch!!!

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 19:33

  'our' hedgehogs were out on the terrace last night too - if you could put a very shallow dish (or flowerpot sauce) of fresh water out at night your hedgehogs will be very grateful - they really struggle for a drink in this sort of weather. 

Silver birch removal

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 19:25

Spores?  Silver birch trees don't have spores 

We have all sorts of trees around us - we sit out and eat out all the time - I've frequently picnicked in a grove of silver birches at this time of year - our offices were surrounded by silver birches as was a neighbouring residential resource for children with profound  and complex medical conditions - no one ever felt it necessary to shut doors and windows in the summer or to stay indoors.

I'm really puzzled 

New Rockery

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 19:18

Think of the advantages - all those delicious little alpines that you normally can't see without bending down, could be up near eye level 

alpines type wot to do please

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 19:14

Hi Alan - just to add that here in East Anglia it was traditional to grow a clump of sempervivums (known as Houseleeks) on the pantiled roofs of  old cottages in the belief that they prevented lightening strikes.  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sempervivum 

I used to know several very old cottages with houseleeks on the roof - particularly what we in East Anglia call a Catslide roof  which was usually part of an added-on kitchen like this one 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53567.jpg?width=350

 Haven't seen houseleeks on a roof for several years 

But I've found a pic online 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53568.jpg?width=382&height=350&mode=max

 

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