Latest posts by Dovefromabove

New to gardening, please help

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 08:53

Yes, be careful not to disturb the hedgehogs - we nearly stepped on one hibernating in a bundle of grass and leaves when clearing an overgrown bank shortly after moving in here.

And if you're putting up fences don't forget to leave access/egress points for the hedgehogs - they need to range over quite a wide area each night, and males can travel up to 3km in search of females.  We have little arched 'gateways' at the foot of our back fence and the hedgehogs come in and out in the summer.  Lots of info here 

Your garden sounds great - I agree with the others, don't rush things - see what appears and get to know the sunny and shady spots, the areas that catch the wind and find the places you'll want to sit out and read in ... and enjoy 

Neighbour cut beech hedge back hard

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 08:45

I agree with Chicky - it will be fine - in fact it'll probably thicken it up quite nicely.  Nothing to worry about 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 07:35

Hate Tramadol. Made me feel so ill. Will never take it again! horrid stuff!  Sympathy to all who are trying to do without whatever medication or stuff you've been taking. Difficult times but it will get better ((hugs)) xx

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 07:05

Morning all   You grumpy lot 

At least you're not out there in the dark getting your cows in to be milked or walking to school on pavement less country lanes in the dark (do any children walk more than a few hundred yards to school nowadays?).

those of you who aren't at the coal face today - put Radio Three on at 9am. There'll be 12 hours of continuous music - no spoken words at all - a river of music to mark 70 years of R3 


Posted: 30/10/2016 at 06:22

Yes you should never use chilli powder to deter animals. It can cause awful burns and ulcerated eye tissue as cats, squirrels, hedgehogs, fieldmice and others try to wipe it from their paws and/ or mouths. 

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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 06:03

cheese plants

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 17:48

Try emailing these people 

Hopefully they can offer you some advice.

Good luck 


Posted: 29/10/2016 at 17:08

Duh!  I meant 'any tracks' not 'ant tracks' - flippin phone 

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 14:59

I've just gathered some ripe seeds from my Hosta 'Blue Angel'  

If you'd like some please PM me your address.  

Don't forget to alter your clocks

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 14:04
nutcutlet says:

Dove those are probably the same people that think good berries in autumn predict a hard winter.

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