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Mrs Fish

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 19:30

Fingers very crossed and lots of positive thoughts winging their way to you and Mrs Fish - hopefully she'll be back home with you very soon where you can give her lots of lovely TLC 

Give her lots of get well wishes from the Forkers 

Ornamental tree

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 19:28

Bumping 

Changing colour of Lilac

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 19:21

Lilacs are often grafted onto a rootstock, sometimes of lilac and sometimes privet is used.  However I thought that the lilac used as a rootstock is the common lilac colour, so if suckers had taken over the resulting flowers would be lilac not white.

I suppose the flowers are lilac, not privet .................

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 19:07

Fidget ((hugs)) hope your father's soon fit and well and back home where he belongs 

Water butts and pond will soon be overflowing chez Dove 

North, South, East or West Facing

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 18:48

Sorry, I misunderstood - I thought the border was against the patio, not against the fence 

North, South, East or West Facing

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 18:02

As I understand it you have a north facing garden.  I would say that your cottage garden border is also north facing unless it is sloping towards the south.

Don't be embarrassed - sometimes something we've read or heard just throws us out of kilter a bit - in your job I imagine you've  come across that before 

Jasmine

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:44

I'd do it immediately after flowering to give new growth a chance to develop and harden off before next winter 

Hedgehog Free

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:41

You may find this interesting http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/pages/help-hedgehogs.html 

Hedgehog Free

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:38

Sometimes Hedgehog rescue organisations need to rehome hogs - google for your nearest one and offer your garden - they'll come and check your garden out to see if it's suitable 

Is my pond water poisoned?

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:25

I once had a large deep pond one end of which was overhung by a large old yew tree - despite our best efforts no oxygenating or marginal plants would grow there - the only things that fringed it's banks were nettles and willowherb.  

We had other ponds  on the smallholding all of which were the homes of lots of wildlife including Gt Crested Newts and frogs, with frequent marauding visits by grass snakes.  However, the only wildlife I ever saw around this pond was a pigmy shrew catching a beetle on the bank.  Even the ducks and geese weren't interested in it.  

In every respect it appeared to be a perfectly normal pond, but the water was black and sludgy, anaerobic and dead.  The only thing I could attribute it to was the many years of yew leaves which must have poisoned the water somehow. 

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