Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 10:27

Apple pie ? 

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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 09:47

A quick query - does everyone have Christmas smileys now, or are there some without?

What would you treat yourself to?

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 09:36

http://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/show/109474244/3-north-ronaldsay-ewe-lambs.html

Mind you, there was a red sky this morning 

Asparagus Red Berries

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 09:33

If growing it 'for fun' then go ahead - but if you want to establish a productive asparagus bed then my best advice is to buy crowns of an all male variety.

Seeds will produce male and female plants.  Male plants are more long-lived and produce an earlier crop of much more productive plants.  Female plants produce seeds the production of which will compete with the crowns for nutrients/energy.

If your neighbour wants his/her asparagus bed to remain productive I would advise pulling out all fruit-producing fern and any seedlings. 

Hope that's helpful 

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 09:15

Spring's coming! 

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 They'll soon be here 

can you make a free hedge?

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 09:12

I regularly pass a "fedge" which has been made of cuttings of willows with different coloured stems, going through greenish, yellowish, orangeish etc.  

Looking here http://www.bluestem.ca/willows-pruning.htm reveals info about techniques and types of willow etc.

IIt's very effective after just a few years, but does require regular maintenance.  

More infor here http://www.kingsbarnfarm.co.uk/living_willow_hedge.html 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 09:00

Good morning Clarington - your day ahead sounds appeeling 

Autumn leaves

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 08:58

I'm shamelessly bumping this one up just as a timely reminder 

silly quotes

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 08:45

Always look on the bright side of life.

Every cloud has a silver lining.

It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 08:44

I love a good autumn bonfire - lots of potash for the garden? 

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

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ID please

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