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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Wodehouse competition mistake

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 10:55

Ulrika Jonsson??? Is that who you were thinking of .................. 

Gardening and Chickens

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 10:50

Two or three would be fine SweetPea  - there are local rescue groups who can tell you all about it and what you would need, and also provide the hens.  A friend has had a couple of batches, they look pretty awful when they first arrive but soon grow new feathers and look the picture of health.

You will need secure fox-proof housing!!!  Wherever you live!!!

Talkback: Early butterflies

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 10:48

We've had some about - not sure what, green-veined whites or orange tips possibly, I've not seen them but there's caterpillars on the sweet  rocket. 


Posted: 05/04/2014 at 10:43

Good morning Panda   have a lovely gardening day - great to have a friend to help out - don't forget, lots of sitting back and gazing admiringly on your handiwork with a cuppa in your hands - absolutely compulsory - you have to pace yourself 

Leaf spots

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 10:29

Afraid that's hollyhock rust   not usually terminal but disfiguring.  Various methods of control here 

Remove affected leaves and burn. 

In the past I've found that hollyhocks grown in poor ground without the use of fertilisers manage to avoid succumbing to rust far better than those grown in rich soils with the use of fertilisers. 

Good luck. 

Bamboo canes

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 10:25

I don't have space to keep mine under cover, but they are wiped clean of soil, bundled and stacked with their bottoms off the ground and stacked in an airy corner where wet won't accumulate - as I said, they last for years. 

Bumble bees in my house - what to do?

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 10:15

I know someone who's looking for fruit trees - I'll pass it on - cheers! 

Gardening and Chickens

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 10:13

Maybe she's a broody with a hidden nest somewhere nearby Nut 


Posted: 05/04/2014 at 10:05

Verdun, if you can't find room for that clematis, I could probably squeeze it in over here ....... 

Morning KEF 

sycamore seeds

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 10:01

We get this every year with our ash trees - the seedlings are all appearing this week - a quick 'tickle' of the soil surface with my sharp Dutch hoe and they're gone 


But I might just pot a few up ................. 

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