Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Unknown plant

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 06:04

I think it's a case of 'wait and see'. Keep us updated 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 05:55

March is over. I've started the April thread. 

Nora please lock this one  Thanks. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 05:51

Good morning all   It's April!!!! 

White Rabbits and a pinch and a punch and all that stuff!  

Now we really can get on and sow all those seeds ... No need to hold back any more ...

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 22:55

  Exhausted ... Have been to a garden centre AND a nursery today. ..... it's hard work, this retirement lark ....  Night night folks .... 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 22:44

  Just woken up on the sofa in time to come to bed ............ Sweet dreams all. .... See you in April .......  

Water fountain flow adjustment

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 19:44

I would contact the vendor or their solicitors and ask for the operating and maintenance instructions for the fountain. If they don't have them available they should, at the very least, give you contact details for the manufacturer.

Front of house privacy

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 19:40

Are you looking for something formal, or something softer - perhaps a mix of shrubs and perennials?

How much of the gravelled area are you planning to do away with - I was thinking of a half-moon shaped bed, to give you a semi-circular driveway.  

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 17:36
Lily Pilly says:

.....   Hosta think how much water your plants need, now think of your size (don't mean to be rude!)

 .... and of course, just over a year ago Hosta radically reduced his intake of one particular type of liquid ............. this may have had an impact .......... 

I haven't heard a cuckoo for a couple of years, but we're quite close to the city so we were surprised to hear one just after we moved here ......... however there are marshes and a nature reserve just over the hill.  We do hear owls here from time to time. 

Lovely to hear that the little one is bouncing back ......... if only parents and grandparents could bounce back as quickly ........... we take a bit of time to believe that the worst is over, don't we ((hugs)) 

Last edited: 31 March 2017 17:36:43

To eat or not to eat??

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 17:15

It looks like one to me, but please don't eat it on my say so!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your local Wildlife Trust might know of a specialist who could identify it for you ... they may well charge a fee.

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 16:46

I hope not Ladybird, 'cos if there is it must be coming around soon .......... I can't remember last time we had one ............ 

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