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Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 19:07

Fidget ((hugs)) hope your father's soon fit and well and back home where he belongs 

Water butts and pond will soon be overflowing chez Dove 

North, South, East or West Facing

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 18:48

Sorry, I misunderstood - I thought the border was against the patio, not against the fence 

North, South, East or West Facing

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 18:02

As I understand it you have a north facing garden.  I would say that your cottage garden border is also north facing unless it is sloping towards the south.

Don't be embarrassed - sometimes something we've read or heard just throws us out of kilter a bit - in your job I imagine you've  come across that before 

Jasmine

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:44

I'd do it immediately after flowering to give new growth a chance to develop and harden off before next winter 

Hedgehog Free

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:41

You may find this interesting http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/pages/help-hedgehogs.html 

Hedgehog Free

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:38

Sometimes Hedgehog rescue organisations need to rehome hogs - google for your nearest one and offer your garden - they'll come and check your garden out to see if it's suitable 

Is my pond water poisoned?

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:25

I once had a large deep pond one end of which was overhung by a large old yew tree - despite our best efforts no oxygenating or marginal plants would grow there - the only things that fringed it's banks were nettles and willowherb.  

We had other ponds  on the smallholding all of which were the homes of lots of wildlife including Gt Crested Newts and frogs, with frequent marauding visits by grass snakes.  However, the only wildlife I ever saw around this pond was a pigmy shrew catching a beetle on the bank.  Even the ducks and geese weren't interested in it.  

In every respect it appeared to be a perfectly normal pond, but the water was black and sludgy, anaerobic and dead.  The only thing I could attribute it to was the many years of yew leaves which must have poisoned the water somehow. 

New Plum and Pear trees

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 16:56

If they're new trees they shouldn't need pruning this year. 

disappointing aquilegias

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 16:55

Can you post a picture for us so we can see what you mean?  

To post a picture on here you click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions.  I'm told it doesn't work for phones or tablets. 

Hedgehog Free

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 16:53

If you have rats then I wouldn't put food out until you know that you have hedgehogs that visit - ours seem to have quite a routine - we can almost set out clocks by them - and we can put food out just half an hour before they turn up.

We mix proprietary hedgehog biscuits from the GC with chopped peanuts, sunflower seeds, raisins, dried mealworms and broken up banana chips.  Some people use meat-flavoured GoCat or meat variety tinned cat food.  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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