Latest posts by Dovefromabove

whose poo?

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 20:21

I'd say hedgehog poo - we have several different hedgehogs visit our garden, and they can be identified by their poo (size, texture etc).  It does also vary with what they've been eating - soft cat food meat type produces a different poo to some of the cereal based dry cat foods.  Now we're using specialist semi-moist hedgehog food along with crushed peanuts, sunflower seeds, mealworms and a few banana chips the poos are different yet again. 

Put some of the poos in the dry to dry out - if it's hedgehog poo when it's dry you'll see the glitter of the hard black beetle cases that form a large part of the hedgehog diet.

Standard Bay

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 19:58

Good luck - let us know how you get on

Look what my husband made for me today :-)

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 19:56

We could invent some new ranks - what about Under Gardener in Training and Gardener's Handyman


Posted: 02/09/2015 at 19:53

Hello jo   What a coincidence - we were talking about Kew today.  On the train home I was wondering if we could arrange a Forkers visit there sometime.  It does cost quite a lot to get to London from out in the sticks, but if you can book in advance it can be a bit less extortionate.  

Maybe it's one to plan for next year?

The sky's gone a very angry shade of black over in the west 


Look what my husband made for me today :-)

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 19:42

What a very good Under Gardener you have - I'd keep him if I were you!

Last year some of us gave our Under Gardeners an award!

Standard Bay

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 19:39

Is it all of them or just a few?  They do lose some leaves from time to time - mine has some yellow ones at the moment.  I just pick them off.  A foliar feed with a spray of some diluted seaweed feed always perks mine up.  I do it two or three times through the summer.  A spray just now would be fine.

If it's all the leaves that are yellowing then the trees may need repotting - use a John Innes loam based compost - I add some horticultural grit in the proportion of 1 part grit to 4 parts compost.  This ensures sharp drainage so they get plenty of water without the roots sitting in wet compost for too long. 

Hope that helps


Posted: 02/09/2015 at 19:31

Runner beans - best flavoured beans I've ever grown are Wisley Magic


Posted: 02/09/2015 at 19:29

Hello folks Lovely day in London meeting friends, lunch out and lots of nattering etc.  Train, tube and buses fine.  Got back to Norwich which was gridlocked 'cos they've decided to dig three major routes up at once   Cabs couldn't get to the station, cab drivers fuming - when I got home the meter in the cab said £15 but the cab driver would only let me pay £11 'cos that's what it would normally cost.  We have nice cab drivers in Norwich

Yvie ((hugs)) so sorry to hear about your mum - speak to PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service) every hospital has one - they should support you in tackling this!  Hope your eye, someone's arm and everything else is better soon ((hugs)).

BL - hope poorly horse is better soon.

Hello David K

Hello Verdun and Hosta and Jo ......... anyone I've missed??? 

Where's Panda?  did I dream it or is she away?


Posted: 02/09/2015 at 07:45
Bushman2 wrote (see)

... i'm of to Mallig for a week about the same time Doves of to Cornwall. No climbing just walks and seafood and perhaps the odd pint/malt whisky 

That's the sort of week we have planned - maybe some sitting quietly soaking in the scenery, maybe some drawing ........ otherwise walking, seafood and a tipple or two.

Have a good holiday when it comes - in case I'm so excited about mine to send wishes then


Posted: 02/09/2015 at 07:35

Coffee here - lots of it


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