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Poison Ivy Gone Mad? [PHOTOS]

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 20:12

If you don't want to  dig out and replace the dead hedge, you could let the ivy grow up and clothe the dead hedge branches - keep the sides clipped and you'll have a lovely green ivy hedge that the birds will love to nest in


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 20:03

We feed all year round too - when we moved here four years ago a considerable amount of hog habitat had to be cleared for structural work and along with that of course went a lot of their natural food. 

Since then we've made 'hedgehog gates' in our new fences, planted more 'undergrowth' and creatied log piles, heaps of dried sticks and leaves and  we provide fresh clean rainwater and food every evening - four years later we have more hogs visiting regularly than when we first came here. 


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 19:55

Poison Ivy Gone Mad? [PHOTOS]

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 19:53

Common ivy (Hedera helix) is such a useful plant for wildlife

do you have to get rid of it?


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 19:46

Ah, Fg in full holiday mode - that explains it


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 19:36

I spend an afternoon usefully employed in the garden and then knitting, and the place goes to rack and ruin!   Cream, jam, kilts, sporrans, crunchies and flapjacks

And my scones have to be plain, with cream on first instead of butter, then jam on top

unless I'm in Devon, where I understand that sort of behaviour is a hanging offence

What is this found in the garden this morning

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 15:46

I thought that was a wart you have on the end of your nose  


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 15:13

Hellebores and pulmonarias planted - likewise some Red campions and Ox-eye daisies - also Ger. macrorrhizum 'Ingwerson's Variety' and a euphorbia potted on - they're for the new sunny-ish bed we're going to create this autumn/winter. 

Now it's time for a mug of mushroom soup and some knitting.

Caterpillar Identity

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 13:08

Could be the caterpillar of the Swallow Prominent moth

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
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ID please

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A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
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Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Whoops! I've done it again ......

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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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A Gardener's Hands

The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
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East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Another excuse for cake ............  
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Songs for Valentine's Day

Our favourite romantic songs 
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