Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 04/01/2016 at 09:09

6-8 feet ... not that large ............ how much space have you got?


Posted: 04/01/2016 at 09:05

Anyone seen Wintersong?


Posted: 04/01/2016 at 09:01

Hosta - you have a PM


Posted: 04/01/2016 at 08:46

Hi Hosta    Oh dear   hardly a relaxing start to your holidays!   Hope things improve from now on ((hugs))

New pond

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 08:12

Dense planting won't deter animals from reaching the water - frogs, newts, snakes etc will love creeping/crawling/slithering through the planting - much better than open ground and sparse planting which leaves them vulnerable to predatory birds/cats etc.  Frogs especially also spend a lot of time in the summer just lurking in the long damp grass/foliage/reeds around the edge of the pond, rather than actually in it. 


Posted: 04/01/2016 at 08:08

Just seen children walking past in school uniforms .... hurrah!!!

Covering a Railing

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 08:01

In another post Ommthree mentions living in Switzerland ... not sure how cold it gets where he/she is, but I've a feeling it might be a little chilly in the winter for Eccremocarpus


Suggestions for which trees and a layout

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 07:54

I agree with Nutcutlet - if you plant a weeping willow you'll not have room for any other trees - they're fast growing and massive - it could also lead to visibility problems on the nearby road and would need constant cutting back, resulting in an ugly unbalanced shape - not to mention problems with drains, foundations, etc.   I would strongly discourage anyone who has la garden of under at least an acre in size from planting a weeping willow - a mature tree  can cover an area of up to 50 + ft in diameter.

It will also take all the moisture out the soil around it, making it parched and other plants will struggle to grow anywhere near it.

That's not a particularly large area although while it's empty I'm sure it seems it.   I see you have a laurel hedge planted along the boundary - that will soon screen you from the road. 

You talk of a wildflower meadow - can you elaborate on the sort of wild flowers you want there - there are various types of wildflower mixtures which need different management regimes - cutting etc.  If we know a bit more about the type you want we'll be able to make some helpful suggestions re the trees


Posted: 04/01/2016 at 06:12

I'm not sure if the schools go back today, or whether the city will be full of parents and children ......... I like children ........... but only one or two at a time and not when they and their parents are getting fractious with each other


Posted: 04/01/2016 at 06:08


Missing Wintersong too

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