Dovefromabove


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Houses with lots of land

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 13:10

It's worth noting that some smallholdings have an 'Agricultural Tie' which will carry planning restrictions - explanation here http://www.smallholder.co.uk/news/927312.revealed_how_to_buy_a_cutprice_smallholding/

Houses with lots of land

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 12:43

And you might find this thread interesting

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/would-you-buy-a-smallholding/561772.html

Wonky could tell you more

problem sparrows

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 12:28

How odd - we have house sparrows but they don't touch our runner beans (or any other garden plants that I've noticed).  Ours are happy eating the Robin blend seed mix in the bird feeders on the fence by the Clematis Freckles.  They don't touch the clematis flowers either.

Try growing white flowered runners - they are reputedly less prone to bird attack. 

White Emergo is a variety I've grown in the past and found them well flavoured and crop well. 

As has been said, House sparrows are in serious decline nationwide and are on the RSPB's red list.   

Chaenomeles Leaf Problems

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 10:02

I'd have potted it in John Innes loam-based compost with some added grit.  Not much nutrition in bark and perlite. 

Also if it's too free-draining all the nutrition will wash straight through in heavy rain.

 

Tulip Spade Monty!!??

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 09:59

I know you did Jinxy  

I was replying to GWRS - should have explained myself better

Tulip Spade Monty!!??

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 09:51

Thought it was wider than an ordinary spade ... about half as wide again ... wouldn't fancy trying to dig with it ....  

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 09:29

Chicky - from what I've read they take a while to get going in the spring.  Mine has just a few glimpses of green showing. 

House names that suit the garden (or don't)

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 09:18

We call our house Concorde -

  • it was built when Concord made it's maiden flight
  • it's our favourite variety of pear and we're growing one in the garden
  • we live in a spirit of peace, harmony and co-operation

We have the 'e' on it because the pear does, and because it was spelt that way in Middle English, and because we like it

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 09:11

A level dreams???  Pah!  Nothing like as bad as an art student's Degree Show Dreams!!!

Slug resistant hostas

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 09:02

Some hostas have thicker tougher leaves than others.  I find that Sum & Substance rarely gets more than a little nibble.  Hadspen's Blue also seems to be left alone - so far .............

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