Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 18:03

You look fab Panda

I'm very chuffed to see that my Clematis alpina Pamela Jackman is covered with big fat buds -  one of my favourites

weeds or plants

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 17:59

Chickweed is a lovely salad green in the spring - it also goes very well in a sandwich with some egg mayo

Grass seed

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 17:51

Yes

Does anyone else find the flashing ad at the top gof the page annoying?

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 15:55

Ad blocker worked for me - no annoying ads any more

Is my pond leaking?

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 13:28

Our pond level goes up and down with the seasons - at the moment it's full almost up to the level of the lawn surrounding it - last August/September the water margin was a good 4 inches lower if not more.  It's what ponds do -even swimming pools need topping up from time to time. 

Will a 'monkey puzzle' tree be suitable for my garden??

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 13:04

Hi Hippyness

Monkey Puzzles really do not do well in wet areas - in fact 'getting their feet wet' in the winter will usually kill them off.  Sorry.

As for woodpeckers - they usually only drum on trees that are dead/dying/rotting.

Hope that's helpful

Green manure

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 12:01

Yes, dig the roots in - the vetch roots should have nitrogen stores which will rot down into the soil - it'll be good for brassicas and tomatoes this year

Green manure

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 11:35
pitchroy wrote (see)

I have someone to dig the patch - the roots are dry - should they be dug in or removed?

Dig it all in.  Which sort of green manure did you sow?

Is my pond leaking?

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 11:32

Why? It's evaporating at a millimetre or two a day?  What's wrong with that?  Even a plastic bowl of water left out in the garden will do that

Copper tape

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 11:23

My big tough Sum & Substance and Blue Angel cope in the border without too much slug damage, but I've got some softer leaved varieties now - remember I bought a Hosta Stained Glass Window from Burncoose last time we were down your way Verdun - last year the slugs did all they could to get at it - we were pretty vigilant but if we go away for a few days I'm afraid that Hefty Hedgehog may need a bit of help

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HELLO FORKERS! part two

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