Dovefromabove


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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 07:59

Thanks LilyP - I was properly brung up I was 


Glad you're on the mend Topbird - I didn't realise how poorly I'd been until I felt better. What we need is some wall to wall sunshine 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 07:07

Hi Chicky  Have a good day and enjoy the talk. 


Ive only just picked up on 'Hostage' ... What an image!!! 

Rear boundary fence foundations visible

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 06:24

Hello and welcome to the forum


If the soil on your side has been moved to uncover the foundations of the fence if might have made the fence unstable.


Our garden is lower than the garden next door and the bottom of their fence is about three feet above the level of our garden.


When we came here there was a bank of loose soil along our boundary sloping up to the foot of the fence.


We installed wooden sleepers along the length of the bank and back filled with topsoil to stabilise the bank and form a raised bed. It works well. 

Rear boundary fence foundations visible

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 06:22

If the soil on your side has been moved to uncover the foundations of the fence if might have made the fence unstable.


Our garden is lower than the garden next door and the bottom of their fence is about three feet above the level of our garden.


When we came here there was a bank of loose soil along our boundary sloping up to the foot of the fence.


We installed wooden sleepers along the length of the bank and back filled with topsoil to stabilise the bank and form a raised bed. It works well. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 06:03

Good morning all  G'day Pat 


I hope the wakeful got some rest. 


as I've said, I've been mainly posting on my iPhone for quite a while now and it's a slow process so I've done mainly general greetings and shorter posts than usual - but I hope I've not appeared rude and ignored anyone. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 19:42

Hi Chicky - if I remember correctly I think we decided that high  summer was going to be the best time to see that border ... unless anyone knows different


  it's been a tiring day so I'll sign out for now ........... feet up and knitting is the way forward ... see you  later folks ...

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 19:10

BL - is your Thursday flight still on? 

Damaged lawn

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 18:58

Congratulations on the new home and baby 


 


Raking out the moss and aerating is certainly what I'd do to start off - then some feed for the lawn  -  can use a proprietory lawn feed or I sometimes use this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Westland-Seaweed-Enhanced-2-5kg-/282378207911?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368  


or if you wish you can use a 3 or 4 in 1 lawn preparation which will kill the moss and any weeds and feed the grass at the same time.  It can look a bit alarming when you do this as the moss turns black and you still have to rake it out, but it does work.


If you this, remember not to put the first three mowings onto the compost heap as the weedkiller it contains will remain in the compost and damage your plants in the future. 


Hope that helps 

Last edited: 07 March 2017 18:59:52

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 18:42

Liri  - what a special sight   The mothers only suckle their young once a day, in the evening.  If anyone wants to know a bit more about hare family life and where to see them http://www.discoverwildlife.com/british-wildlife/new-series-understand-mammal-behaviour-part-1-hares 


Spring has definitely arrived

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 17:30

Absolutely!  Driving through the East Anglian countryside today I saw primroses, daffs and cherry blossom everywhere, wheat looking lush in the fields and 'March hares' boxing in the spring sunshine 

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