Dovefromabove


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Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 15:10

Sitting here in our sitting room watching a pair of wrens investigating the Clematis cirr. 'Freckles' on the trellis fence by the front window - they've been doing this for a week now - are they going to nest there ?  This could be very exciting 

mossy grass

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 14:54

Also clear grass from around the base of shrubs and trees. You should have a circle of bare soil around them at least a couple of feet in diameter - this should stop the moss affecting them. It will also enable you to feed, water and mulch your shrubs and stop the grass competing with them for water and nutrition. 


mossy grass

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 14:49

In the spring use a 4 in 1 spring lawn treatment - this will kill the moss and weeds and feed the grass.  You'll need to rake out the dead moss and thatch and I would also spike the lawn to improve drainage. 


Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 14:43

Sorry - got distracted by post arriving. Meant to say good to see you here too. 


We lost Ma in April, a year after Pa passed, so I'm officially an orphan now, but as I've been retired three years now it had to happen sometime   

Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 14:30

They like rootling through low growing shrubby growth that is similar to a hedge-bottom. Also Acanthus Mollis is reputedly a favourite haunt of theirs, but it can be a bit of a thug so beware. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 08:38

Good morning all 


Just getting up ... Am visiting son today ...

Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 08:34

Hi Jess 


Removal of tree went well and has improved that bit of the garden. More shrubs planted to provide hedgehog habitat, but I think old Hefty didn't survive the mild winter of last year. We don't see him any more, but there are others around 

Confer browning

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 08:28

Not sure how root trimming will help unless you also reduce the size of the top growth? 


It looks as if the roots are already struggling to support the plant. 

Confer browning

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 07:59

I should think it's very hungry - how long has it been in that pot? when was it last fed? 


I don't think that pot is big enough. 

Fungus with Papaya tree?

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 07:54

Google scale insects - there are several types - I think that's what it is, but also google wooly aphid just to compare and rule it out. 

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