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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

tree Id

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 09:53

Can't see the leaves very well, even when I zoom in - can we have a bit more detailed picture please 

evergreen pond plants

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 08:23

Frogs spawn in clumps in the shallows.  Toads wrap strings of spawn around plants in slightly deeper water and newts lay eggs individually on plant leaves.  

Marsh marigolds are useful for toads and newts.  Brooklime is also useful as it is usually present all year round. 

hanging baskets

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 08:17

Have you tried adding water retentive gel to the compost?


Posted: 01/05/2014 at 08:11

Fg, what's she got a mother for?????????? 


Posted: 01/05/2014 at 07:58

Morning KEF and Fg 

Fg, sounds as if she's starting the day in a positive way! 


Posted: 01/05/2014 at 07:40

It seems that cars are getting so wide that most rural roads will soon only be single track only!!!  When you think of the original Mini, and the Ford Anglia, cars seem huge nowadays - and yet whole families used to get inside those.  I remember being driven to school for a couple of years in an Austin A30, there was the driver and four well-built teenage girls!

runner beans

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 07:37

I often sow my runner beans direct into the soil and if the weather is reasonable they seem to catch up with those that are started off inside.

As Welshonion says, you might need to strengthen your support, perhaps with some canes braced at an angle at the ends, when the beans get to the top - they can be very heavy and catch the wind.  But don't worry, that won't be difficult to do. 

Let us know how you get on 


Posted: 01/05/2014 at 07:13

Good morning Mrs G - hope you're feeling better 

My apple tree isn't well

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 07:12

I'd like to see a pic of the whole tree. 

Pond almost done!

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 07:10

Bruce - a bath will be much too steep sided for frogs - it will also be a death-trap to hedgehogs and other small mammals.  You need to find a way of making a shallow sloping 'beach' at one end. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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