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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Is it OK to cut Traveler Palm roots?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 07:07

Not necessarily Bill - if you don't want to damage the plant, then if it's a plastic pot you can cut it with a Stanley knife (mind your fingers!) and extract the roots gently.  If it's terracotta then smashing the pot (mind your eyes!) will enable you to remove the whole root ball, and it will provide you with plenty of crocks for the future. 


Posted: 15/01/2014 at 07:02

Good morning all   My stomp in the dark drizzle has been done - I deserve this mug of coffee 

I loved the GBGR yesterday evening - all those huge herbaceous borders - think the one in our front garden will have to be even bigger than planned - need room for 'repeats' 

Pruning a 25 year old Jasmine officinale severely

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 18:48

Totally agree with Verdun 

If your neighbour doesn't want you to put screw in eyes and wires on the new wall, then I'd put up a couple of posts and a trellis panel a few inches your side of the boundary, a bit like this

 but maybe not as big 


Posted: 14/01/2014 at 18:38

Ignore others Panda - we're the ones that count 


Posted: 14/01/2014 at 17:45

We had our cold spell on Saturday night Nut - had to break the ice on the bird bath in the morning  


Posted: 14/01/2014 at 17:40

Gorgeous blue skies and sunshine here in Norfolk this morning - the birds have only one thing on their minds 

Where are the ladybirds and grasshoppers

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 17:34

We had plenty of grasshoppers and crickets too - some of them came indoors and had to be taken out again - they seem to like being in our rather rampant herb garden near the back door 

We only had a few ladybirds last summer, and we saw most of them towards autumn - I agree with MMeerkat and think that long cold spring is to blame. 


Posted: 14/01/2014 at 17:30

We haven't had any cake 'cos it's a Fast Day - supper in half an hour (cold rare roast beef and HM coleslaw)  ......... then we can have a piece of cake for pudding 

Toad in the Hole KEF?  That's a favourite here - think it's a possible for next week   mind you, we might need to fast more than usual next week - we've got a weekend of eating out with friends in London coming up 


Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:22

Yep, all I'm going to do today is make a quick coleslaw for supper - apart from that it's feet up and knitting time.  

Anyone putting the kettle on?  There's an Apple and Apricot cake cooling in the kitchen 

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