Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Morning Glory

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 16:56

I don't pinch them out, but you can do. 

Dont plant them out until the last frost is over and the nights have really warmed up or the leaves will turn white ant the plants will sulk and refuse to grow. I usually plant mine out at the beginning of June when I plant the runner bean plants out. 

Black lady birds,red spots

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 16:50

There are native black ladybirds and also some Harlequins with that colouring. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 16:47

Hello folks - I'm back from visiting son  came back via Southwold harbour and picked up two lovely plaice fillets for supper tomorrow. 

Now I'd better have a read back ...

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 16:41

Gorgeous Scroggin 

Forecast for Thursday a trifle damp 

Compost heaps and rats

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 10:04

Rats like potatoes (my brother is a potato farmer so I should know )  particularly in the winter when they need carbs to keep warm.  Potato peelings at this time of year shouldn't attract them particularly when there's lots of other stuff around and the weather is warmer - I just don't put potato peelings on the compost heap in the winter if I've noticed rats about - but it's not worth getting stressed about. 

If you discover that rats are nesting in the compost then it's probably too dry and not being turned enough.  Keep it slightly damp, turn the compost regularly and as Lyn says, give the sides of the bin a good bashing with a spade or stick from time to time - it gives them a headache

Last edited: 20 February 2017 10:05:18

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 09:58

Don't think you/we failed Frank - the world is hugely better in many ways than it used to be. It's just that we're so impatient - just because we've changed some things we want to do it all ... but we have to leave stuff for the future generations to do - they will all need purpose in their lives.

Glad you had a fantastic birthday

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 09:51

Don'tya just love Stevie Wonder?  We love his new record - so good, so now - just want to get up and shake my tail feathers every time I hear it - the man's a genius - and he's still here thank goodness - let's appreciate him while we've got him

Last edited: 20 February 2017 09:54:20

Shed damp/condensation

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 09:44

I'd have considered a certain amount of condensation in these weather conditions par for the course in a standard garden shed. 

It's probably not rain getting in, but rather damp air condensing on cold surfaces e.g. window panes. 

What is the intended purpose of the shed?  Will a modicum of condensation from time to time be a problem?

Last edited: 20 February 2017 09:46:41

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 09:01


Joyce ((hugs)) 

Cotoneaster dammeri, horizontal

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 08:54

I have a pretty pinky creamy variegated ajuga - if you'd like a bit I'll find a snippet with roots on if you PM me your address GD 

Here it grows on a bank and has 50/50 sun and shade in the summer. 

Last edited: 20 February 2017 08:55:53

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