Dovefromabove


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Punning a Weeping Willow Tree

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 13:01


Are they still chasing you to pay their 'fine'? 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 12:56

Those are the ones Hosta ......... I was relying on you to fill in the gaps 

Is this giant hogweed?

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 12:51

That's reassuring Hosta 


We don't eat poisonous potato seeds, rhubarb leaves and daffodils either ... many plants are poisonous

Last edited: 16 June 2017 12:54:18

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 12:49

One thing's for certain Hosta ... if this had happened 8 days earlier she wouldn't be having to prostitute her government to the DUP ... she and her party would have been out on their collective ears. 

Pond Newst

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 12:41

Awww bless you ........ hope you're feeling better now.  I'm laid up with a broken foot so I know how frustrating it is, especially at this time of year.


We've used Blagdon's since we made the pond in 2014 .... in the first year we used it monthly in the warmer months.  The following year I think we used it about the same.  Since then we've only used it a couple of times each summer.  This year we've used it once so far ... the water is lovely and clear and like Pete, we've been watching the newts'  mating behaviour.   


We got lot of blanket weed in the warm weather early this year before the pond snails had really got themselves working flat out so we removed some of it by hand, then left it up to the pond snails munch the blanket weed and duck weed and they're doing very well.  We've also got a lot of  water cress, Native Hornwort and Water Soldier in the pond ... we have to thin that out a couple of times a year because it grows so quickly.  We always go through it very carefully rescuing pond snail eggs etc and putting them back in the pond.  



I hereby declare the Newt Escape Ramp open!!!

Is this giant hogweed?

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 12:25

Yes, I agree with Nut ...  not hogweed .... most likely an echinops. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 11:58

Hmmm ... just seen the PM rushing into one of the hospitals to visit survivors .... an hour after the Queen arrived at the relief centre   ....... coincidence??? 


Her excuse for not seeing survivors yesterday was 'security' .......... and that doesn't apply to the Queen? 


I'm getting very cynical in my old age ... 

Last edited: 16 June 2017 11:59:28

Pond Newst

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 11:45

If the water turns green try using Blagdon Barley Straw Extract and Blagdon Sludge Control regularly.


Both are perfectly natural and perfectly suitable for a wildlife pond.  It is not always possible for a manmade pond to achieve a balance without a bit of help because of the difficulties of scale


We've also found that the introduction of pond snails to our wildlife pond has really improved the quality of the water.  

Last edited: 16 June 2017 11:46:45

Olives

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 11:42

I really wouldn't worry about getting fruit or not from an olive tree in my garden ... you cannot eat them fresh from the tree ... the processing of olives to make them fit to eat is quite complex and not really worth it for small amounts ... I'd rather leave it to the professional olive growers and processors. 


If I grew an olive tree it would be for its looks only. 


http://www.cooksinfo.com/raw-olives 

Pond Newst

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 11:32

It's not a good thing to replace water in a wildlife pond ........ lots of the small creatures that your newts frogs etc feed on will no longer be there.


https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=622 

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