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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 07:51

I always thought sheep were grass eaters until I went to the Isle of Mull on a marine biology trip. The sheep there eat seaweed on the beaches,  apparently supplemented by the odd seagull. They started with dead ones on the tide line, and now creep up on the live ones.

Found a stray frog

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 07:44

Frogs,can get in a bucket by jumping, they cant get out to feed. It will die of starvation. A  Two inch deep pot saucer of water is better.

Gabion walls for sound-proofing garden

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 07:40

Any fence over two metres needs planning permission. Neighbours will object...lack of light etc. 

Google Gramm acoustic barriers. There should be something there to suit.

Gabion walls for sound-proofing garden

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 22:58

I don t know how wide your garden is, but gabion walls would take up a lot of room.

You can get fencing panels, double width with soundproofing, like they use at the side of motorways in urban areas.

Failing that, Bose make excellent sound cancelling headphones.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 11:57

Good to hear from you Stacey, I'm glad you are well.


It's official

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 10:26

I had a honeybee last week on the hellebores. I didnt think anyone around  here had beehives, so its either new or a wild nest somewhere close.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 08:51

I grew some hedychiums from seed a few years ago. They flowered in the  third year. I only use plastic pots for them now, because I couldnt get them out of the terracotta.  I meant what are you doing with all the Hostas?

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 08:47

That is a beautiful rose,Marion. Your garden and your energy and enthusiasm puts mine to shame.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 08:23

It sounds like you are working through it, Hostafan. what are you going to do with all the splittings?  Are you opening a nursery.?

New crocus cultivar?

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 08:09

Could a squirrel have moved it from a neighbours garden?

We have some purple crocus popping up in the lawn, we didnt plant them there. Look up Crocus chrysanthus Romance.... a lemon yellow early flowering cultivar.


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