Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 08:12

Oooh, the Thorntons please Fidget - not keen on chocolate mints myself


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 08:06

It'll be good to not see them hanging from the hedgerows along the motorways


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 08:04

One like this Joe?

 We schoolgirls each used to have one on our desks back in the 60s


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 07:57

Hope Wonky got some sleep - she's back to work today


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 07:56

Morning Clari and Fg   and whever else arrives


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 07:54

Good morning DD

Glad you've had that burn looked at and seen to - take care


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 07:25

Morning Verdun  

No rain here ............ yet.  Red sky this morning - Shepherd's Warning - glad I got the grass cut yesterday.

Hedgehog spotted

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 07:23

Sounds good to me and your hedgehog house is looking great I don't think you should use any wood preservative. 

Don't forget to put fresh water out as well as food during the winter as well as the summer - it's important that they don't dehydrate.


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 06:48

Not to mention getting our finery out and our hats polished

Morning Chicky

Wildlife pond, two questions

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 06:33

I lay chicken wire over our pond to catch the falling leaves - it's better than soft netting as the hedgehogs and birds don't get tangled, and as it's fairly rigid it's easier to lift it up and shake the leaves off from time to time.  It's just a bit more bulky to store, but I also use it over seedbeds to keep cats off, so it's multi-functional

I think that next year your pond will be full of creatures - it looks lovely.

I've found that having plants on the bank right up to the edge of the water encourages frogs and newts - it hides them from the birds when they leave the pond - the frogs like to sit most of the summer day in the long grass and Creeping Jenny on the fringes of our pond, just popping in for a dip every now and then, so if you could plant some creeping plants between the slabs around the pond that would be good 

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