Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 07:33

Worked it out with my second coffee Fidget

Newly Planted Bottle Brush dying

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 07:31

It sounds like transplant shock to me - but I'm in the UK and have never grown Bottle brush plants.

Rather than water it every day, I'd give it a good soaking (a good bucket full) once a week and then wait and see.  Hopefully it'll recover and by next year you'll have a healthy plant. 

Good luck

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 07:15

Chicky, I shall investigate - if it is a mouse he won't get very fat on the first proper leaves from two cosmos seedlings.

I've just had the sitting room window open to listen to a mistle thrush singing from the top of the birch tree in the garden opposite - really lovely .  They're on the Red List now

Hedge Trimming

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 07:09

Steve   There are regulations governing the sort of work that can be done on 'countryside hedgerows' - details here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/countryside-hedgerows-regulation-and-management

This doesn't apply to garden hedges - however it is still illegal deliberately to disturb any nesting birds without a licence - so to be on the safe side it's best not to carry out hedge-trimming between February and July inclusive. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 06:21

Good morning Joyce  and everyone else as you arrive   G'day Pat

Hurrumph!  I shall have to carry out an investigation in the little greenhouse - I've been bringing the tomato seedlings in and leaving the cosmos in the greenhouse overnight - something's eaten the tops off of two of the cosmos

 

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 20:17

Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 19:36

I'm sure I heard swallows as I sat with Ma yesterday overlooking Southwold Common, but I couldn't see any and I didn't hear them again - maybe they were an advance guard just hitting the coast

townie question

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 19:22

I was just thinking that Redwing - you beat me to it

townie question

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 19:15

It's the reason why horse owners go 'poo picking' in the meadows, picking up horse and pony droppings. 

You sometimes see them bagged up on the side of the road free or £1 a bag or similar. 

I brought a load home the other day to add to the compost heap.

Horse droppings are fairly firm and can be 'picked' - however cow pats are very sloppy indeed. 

Beetroot on the go

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 19:11

I always sow direct as soon as the soil has warmed up a bit. 

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