Dovefromabove


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Which climbers for privacy

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 11:23
Mickspark81 wrote (see)
................. Didnt have a clue yesterday but now feel a little more prepared so appreciate all the help.
Lol its funny coz im 6"3 love football and all sports and here i am getting excited over plants lmao!

It's addictive!  My football playing guitar playing son is suddenly talking about clematis and heucherellas!!! 

By the way, I've asked the Mods to delete your personal email address for you.

If you want to give personal info etc to someone you can do it via the Private Message system - click on your name in the top right corner of the page and you'll see the options 

Would members be interested?

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 10:51

I'm sure I'd find at least some of it very interesting - we live in the centre of the area being badly affected by Ash Dieback, and have two large ash trees in our garden which we're very fond of, so any information on that in particular would be interesting. 

So what should we be doing with our grass right now?

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 09:43

My washing up water would provide enough to adequately soak about 1.5 sq metres of lawn a day.  Far better to use it on the shrubs.

 A little water on the lawn is worse than no water at all because it encourages the roots to the surface where they become scorched.  Far better for the roots to continue to search downwards.  It really doesn't damage a lawn long term for it to go without water for at least two or three weeks as long as it's not been scalped by mowing too short 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 09:37
bekkie hughes wrote (see)
65 percent of chooks carry campobacter! Ewwww.

It was garden girl who had poorly tum  

That's why you shouldn't wash them before cooking (splashing bugs over sink area is a no no!) and why you should cook it through properly.  

Lots of info here http://www.patient.co.uk/health/campylobacter-leaflet 

What on earth are they up to........?

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 08:31

We get several regulars in our garden, usually at different times of the night but sometimes there are a few here at the same time. 

Hedgehogs aren't really social creatures - they meet up for mating purposes, but they don't pair up in families.  If they meet up with another hog whilst on their night time travels they tend to regard each other with suspicion, circling around each other and snuffling a lot.  They sometimes wake us up with all their huffing and puffing.  

At this time of year there are adults and smaller independent youngsters out and about.  There may also still be new litters being born.

A shallow bowl of fresh water in the garden can be a real lifesaver for hedgehogs in dry spells like the one we've just had.  

Lots of info here http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/forum/index.php?tid=2753 

What the experts get wrong

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 08:23

Further to my post above - I would agree about the rather odd fashion for 'baby' vegetables - carrots hardly bigger than 'thinnings' I would have discarded have no flavour at all - however they do look pretty on the plate - an example of form over substance 

Garden Pond Wildlife: Photos, Video & ID's

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 08:19

Looks like a dragonfly larvae to me - have a look here 

http://www.parkcitizenscience.org/dragonfly/ nd see what you think.

 

There's lots of threads and photos on here about wildlife ponds and their residents - put wildlife pond into the search bar at the top and see what you get.  

Also try putting grass snakes into the search bar 

So what should we be doing with our grass right now?

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 07:54

Good morning Adam 

We've been having steady rain for the past 3 hours or so - my lawns are breathing collective sighs of relief - I hope yours are too - they'll soon be green again 

seedling

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 07:31

On the right you have a foxglove - on the left you have a stinging nettle.

You'd have found out when you came to transplant them 

Potato plants dying - whats happening?

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 07:21

Make sure that when you store them they're kept in the absolute dark, otherwise they'll turn green and you mustn't eat them. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Achillea

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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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