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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Grassless lawn

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 19:42

I think I'd plant them in the spring - if we get a long cold spell when the land is covered with snow, as we did last year, they might not fare too well if not established. 


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 19:24

Matty - very best wishes to your and your family and especially to your little grand daughter - a difficult time for you all - we're thinking of you ((hugs))

Chimney Pot planting

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 19:18

In a previous existence I had several tall chimney pots which I used for plants.  I had a selection of plastic pots that lodged firmly inside them without showing from the outside.  In the summer I'd plant them up with pretty pink geraniums (pelargoniums) and pale blue and white trailing lobelias and trailing fuchsias etc.

In the autumn I'd have pots ready planted up with trailing variegated ivy and pink cyclamen hederifolium  and little crocuses and grape hyacinths which looked gorgeous through until late spring.

For late spring I'd have pots ready planted with short bright red tulips and they would last until it was time to replace them with the summer ones.

I don't think you need  fill tall chimneys with compost - nothing you plant in them will need soil that deep, and you might need to move them and then you'd lose everything. 

Presents I've been given that I really really like

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 17:21

Just sometimes someone gives me a present that I wasn't expecting or hadn't asked for, but that I really really like - and I continue to like it for ages afterwards.

One such present is a clock that tells the hour with the song of different birds  It delights me every time I hear it.


What presents have you received that you still enjoy?


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 17:09

I'm normal too!!! 


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 16:50

Try the garden centres - they may well still have some

 We sat here for our  coffee this morning (well wrapped up) and smiled back at our violas 

Seed swap

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 16:27

I think it'll be up in the spring 


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 16:25

Just keep calling her Viola Mark, see what happens 

When bubble-wrapping the pot that my standard bay is in, I found some little viola seedlings amongst the grit in the pot.  They'll seed any and everywhere 

What I love about winter in the garden

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 16:22

We all dance in the spring breezes around here Verdun - old East Anglian custom - when fuelled by Adnams bitter 

It's amazing what East Anglians will do, with a little alchofrolic encouragement 

Our GCs always apply the reductions to the 'needing TLC' stuff as well - can get some really good bargains that way 


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 16:06

Dramatic grey clouds sweeping in from the northwest now - it's getting dark very quickly here.  Forecast is for dry and cloudy overnight - hum, those clouds look as if they mean business to me. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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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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