Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Wanted - second hand bikini vases

Posted: 12/01/2018 at 16:43

Josusa   They're a particular type of vase used in flower shows ... 

Rose  No idea about second hand ones I'm afraid ... I expect you've tried Ebay ... 

Overlooked Garden Ideas

Posted: 12/01/2018 at 14:05

Absolutely lovely Madpenguin 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 12/01/2018 at 13:30

Joyce ... you have a PM 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 12/01/2018 at 13:15

It's a crying shame Obelixx ... it was a thriving business when the owner bought it 'cos the previous chap was retiring.    

Why are blackbirds digging the garden

Posted: 12/01/2018 at 13:04
Mark56 says:

They might make a bit of a mess but I'll take it in return for them eating all the garden pests like slugs. 

 Hear! hear!  Mark ... we have lots at the moment and they're welcome here 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 12/01/2018 at 13:03

Closed, shut, finished, finito .......... OH has been made redundant .......... think running a shop and having to go there occasionally got in the way of the owner's social life 

I may be being a trifle harsh .... but the owner didn't make any effort  .... it was a good business with loyal and capable staff and a good regular customer base but you have to keep working to promote a business ... standing still  while everyone else is going forwards results in you going backwards ........ I'm so angry ... but there's no point ... onwards and upwards ... at least he has more time to paint until he finds something else ... 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 12/01/2018 at 12:36

We're back home ... we made an early start as we had a trip into the city for paint and stuff and then the s'market for food as OH is no longer at the farm shop which has closed

It was really foggy out there first thing. 

While at the art supplies shop we bumped into an old college friend we've not seen for a goodly while ... have swapped mobile numbers and will be meeting up for a drink ... great to see him 

Now all the shopping is put away, the fog has lifted, the sky is blue and it's a lovely day ... just grab some lunch then back in the studio .... 

Has anyone used Ivy as a hedge?

Posted: 12/01/2018 at 12:10

I've seen 'arboreal ivy' grown as a hedge .... arboreal ivy is the non climbing form which occurs when the ivy reaches the top of it's support.  The garden where I saw it had taken  cuttings from the arboreal branches and rooted them and grown them as a low formal hedge (about 2 or 3 ft tall if I remember correctly).

Wish I could remember where I saw it ............ 

Last edited: 12 January 2018 12:11:16

Why are blackbirds digging the garden

Posted: 12/01/2018 at 09:25

Are we discussing the Eurasian common blackbird Turdis merula here, or one of the many other species of black birds found in the USA?

I'd be surprised if there are more than a very few of the former in any garden in the growing season as they are very territorial.

I also think that you may be contributing to the problem by covering the soil ... thus providing the invertebrates with damp, cool and shady places to hide and the blackbirds know just where to find them .

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 12/01/2018 at 09:16

Not yet Pat ... I'll ring the practice next week and make an appointment to see my GP ... I'm not due a new prescription for over a month so there's plenty of time 

Obelixx ... ouch ... hate bites ... everything used to bite me given half a chance but they seem to have gone off me over the past few years. 

Hosta ... sounds like a great project 

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