Dovefromabove


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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 28/08/2017 at 10:37

Long time ago Hosta ... when we stayed near Tintagel   Lovely place

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 28/08/2017 at 10:29

Morning Hosta   I showed OH the Yellow Cottage ... he says he prefers the place we go to   (thank goodness)


Getting excited now ... OH is giving the house a quick going over and checking the fridges for stuff likely to putrify while we're away.  Supper will be macaroni cheese with bacon and tomatoes to use up bacon, cheese and cream and to make small inroads on the tomato harvest ... never had so many!!! 


I'm making lists, charging up Satnav and checking route etc.  


Fairy ... love the photos 

New to irrigation, need help!

Posted: 28/08/2017 at 10:14

Welcome to the forum Jeremy


Most established lawns  don't actually need watering if they're properly maintained,  or hedges for that matter  ... save your money and the planet ...  


I was born in Herts ... plenty of green hedges and fields without them being watered.  


I'm sure you've got other things to spend your hard earned cash on 

Last edited: 28 August 2017 10:15:57

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 28/08/2017 at 08:31

LilyP, my MIL has done a couple of river cruises ... She loved them

Moving an Oak Tree

Posted: 28/08/2017 at 08:24

There's an oak tree of about that size just across the way from here. I wouldn't try to move it!  That's a job for specialists with the right equipment. Have you any idea how heavy the rootball of a tree that size will be?  


and how are you going to stake it well enough to withstand the winter winds over the next few years until it becomes properly re-established?


And it will need copious watering from march through to autumn  I'd say a minimum of three buckets full every other day ... More in dry spells ... for the next couple of years so no going away for summer holidays 


If you do try it please watch out for your back!!! 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 28/08/2017 at 08:00

Chicky   


Pp ... Oh dear must've heard it wrong ... Just heard it again ... At least your butts will be full   

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 28/08/2017 at 07:56

LilyP - how annoying ... Will it be worse if you did pack it or if you didn't?   I can't remember where you're going 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 28/08/2017 at 07:30

Hiya Pp ... Think as I was waking I heard them say your weather will clear  Fingers crossed !

Pond plants

Posted: 28/08/2017 at 06:41

Or in small ponds you can use Barley Straw Extract ... Just made from barley straw ... Fine for wildlife ... It clears the blanket weed. 


Also once the pond is established the introduction of a few pond snails to eat the algae has kept our pond water clear. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 28/08/2017 at 06:28

Good morning everyone   G'day pat, glad grandson is ok  Nice to get holiday booked Dacha 


Three more sleeps and well be on our way ... Should be heading down the A11 by this time ..

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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Shrub ID please

 
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