Dovefromabove


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Building up borders around Established Trees

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 07:42

I agree with Darren   


I absolutely would not increase the soil level over the roots of established trees - particularly something as wonderful as a row of pleached limes.


Time for a re-think 

Turn this into a flower bed?

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 07:38

Well-made garden compost would be good I agree Darren    - but if the Poster doesn't have a compost heap I don't think adding bags of multi-purpose potting compost from the garden centre will do much good - it dries out and goes powdery within a short while and doesn't really improve the structure of the soil, in my experience. 


I'd get some bags of well-rotted farmyard manure for the garden centre - it's not unpleasant and smelly, honest!  Quite ok to tip out and fork thickly over the bed - within a short while the worms will have incorporated it into the soil and your growing conditions will have improved hugely. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 19:48

Yviestevie - thank you 


Topbird - haven't heard a cuckoo yet this year, but living in hope 


Panda - 


Fairy -   hope you're feeling better now 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 16:56
fidgetbones says:...I had 900g of live mealworms  arrive today. The blackbird loves them. I've put them in the garage fridge. Do I feed them?
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 Ours usually come with some bran in with them or a little bag of bran to sprinkle on them  - but they're usually comatose in our garage fridge. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 16:50

Joining you Linda - Cheers!  


Medicinal purposes only you understand 

Where are all the ranters?

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 16:36
B3 says:

It's under the cardboard box behind the Christmas decorations,Dove.


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 It may well be B3, but I've phoned OH who says it may be on the shelf under the BBQ which is in the garage with it's plastic cover on ... who would put an extension cable reel there??? 

Where are all the ranters?

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 16:34

We have ambitions to put proper garage shelving racks along one side of the garage so we can organise it all - it's just that at the moment it's full of boxes of the Aged Ps' stuff - at least now they've both passed on we can justifiably sort through it and donate at least half of it to Bro - after all he has a large farm and associated buildings not to mention a farmhouse to put the boxes in 

Where are all the ranters?

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 16:29

Think they were meant to indicate active posts, but given that most of the Latest Posts were 'active' I always felt they were superfluous .............. still can't find the extension cable .......... 

Where are all the ranters?

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 16:26

If one or two of them could join me in the garage looking for the extension lead for the mower that would be helpful ......... otherwise the lawns will have to wait for tomorrow when OH is sure he'll be able to find it  

Where are all the ranters?

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 16:25

I suspect they're all outside in the garden like me  ... it's that time of year and that sort of weather 

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