Dovefromabove


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Squirrel Sabotage of my Wildflower meadow

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 12:08

It'll work fine - just put the mats under the chicken wire and stretch the chicken wire across the top and fix it to the edges of the planter.  I found that using a stapler worked - by the time the staples rusted through it was usually time to replenish the compost and put some more plants in - and if they'd not rusted through they weren't difficult to remove and re-do. 

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 11:48

You'd better stay indoors then Hosta - don't want you getting blown across Dartmoor!!!

Job Done!

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 11:38

We deal with it because we don't want it in the canopy of our ash tree which overhangs their garden anyway - they quite like it rambling through their hedge but they're happy for us to stop it's re-colonisation of our garden. 

It's not a problem for us, and they come and feed the hedgehogs when we go on our holibobs

Hi

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 11:35

Hello Cranlan and welcome aboard

Job Done!

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 11:27

We deserve a sit down and a cup of coffee ... at last we've been around to the neighbours' garden and pulled down the Russian Vine that every year leaps up into the branches of our ash tree. 

Originally the Russian Vine came from this garden (planted by a previous owner) and spread across the adjoining gardens and took root there.  We've removed it from our garden but next door aren't as methodical as us and anyway, they regard it as our problem rather than their responsibility ... however they're quite happy for us to go round each winter and haul it out of the branches and cut it back to the level of their hedge. 

And now it's been done for another year! 

 

Have you just done a job that's been glaring at you reproachfully for ages ................... ?

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 11:19

We have spring here Hosta - the verges of the road into the city are covered with purple crocuses - think they're tomasinianus;  around the warty bowls of the big lime trees there are the smiling faces of the wild celandines, and the purple-leaved prunus trees which people in the big old houses seem to use for screening from the road are covered in blossom which is drifting in the wind like snowflakes - definitely spring here

THESE NEW PART TWO THREADS NORA

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 10:44

Yay, does that mean that the Birthday Thread has had a 'birthday'?  It should have a party

Plant idntification

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 10:41

Just a thought folks - do any of you grass experts know of a grass/carex with a similar habit which Mackers might grow in his new garden without running any of the risks that Carex pendula threatens?

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 10:37

Ditto please

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 10:33

Morning Bushman - you're quick off the mark this morning - must be the coffee

We're not really suffering so far thank goodness - the forecast for this far east isn't too bad - some strong gusts making noises in the chimney, but that's about all at the moment - and at least it's dry. 

A friend down on the Cornish coast near St Agnes is hanging onto her hat!!!

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