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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

ground frost warning

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 21:56

Looks like we're going to escape a frost tonight - we escaped last night too, although there was a sharp frost up in North Norfolk.  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 21:48

Gardengirl, I thought you said we should have more pigs on this forum - I like pigs 

Red Flowered Trilliums...

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 07:42

Here, but you'll have to go and fetch them 

Smelly mud patch

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 07:07

Yes, check where the gas mains runs


Posted: 30/04/2013 at 07:02

 OH has suggested that the blackbirds and the bluetits could fill the hedgehogs' bowls up and the hedgehogs could somehow manage to fill the bird feeders 

Vine Weevil

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 06:54

Goldilocks - I really am sorry  if my comments came over as patronising or bullying - I apologise - it was absolutely not my intention - a lot happening and a lot on my mind at the moment and I'm possibly not re-reading my posts as carefully as I usually do - but that is no excuse.  

What I had intended to do was to point out that one application of Provado to the soil is now thought to poison the pollen of the plant - but I should have been more careful how I said it.  I am sorry

I do feel feel pretty strongly about pesticides - I grew up on a farm in the 50s and 60s where there was so much wildlife - ponds teaming sticklebacks and with spawning frogs and toads at this time of year, slow worms and grass snakes in the banks and barn owls calling every evening.  Then farmers were told to use pesticides on their crops - in those days there were no precautions whatsoever - surplus spray from the tanks would be washed out into the ponds and the ditches - within a few years they were dead and full of anaerobic sludge,no frogs or toads, no barn owls, no skylarks .... I saw it all happening before my own eyes but as a child no one listened to me....

perhaps I became that ten year old again jumping up and down and shouting.... I'm sorry 


Posted: 30/04/2013 at 06:36



Posted: 30/04/2013 at 06:29

Morning Andy and everyone - hope all goes well at the hospital - yes sunshine and blue skies here too - only down to 4C overnight so I didn't need to fleece the beans after all.  Birds singing in the trees and hedgehogs have eaten all their snacks - how will they manage when we go on holiday? 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 21:00

Hello folks   I've fleeced my broad beans again this evening - think we may have a frost.



Posted: 29/04/2013 at 07:14

Hey folks, can you do me a favour?  I've got to go to work today, but if you see Nutcutlet about can you let her know I've sent her a PM as we'll be in her vicinity next weekend - I don't think people are getting email notifications at the moment !!!

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