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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 07:19

Now that one is funny 


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 07:05

Good morning Chicky   I especially love the auriculas with the floury leaves - 

have you seen this site?

That'll get you hooked 

Rose and clematis combination

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 07:03

Have a look at the Clematis Alpinas - they'll be flowering before most roses, they're not so rampant that they'll swamp things and don't need pruning.  I think they'd do the job well 

Slightly off topic but preserving fruit

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 07:00

If anyone wants the details of a Foody Forum with a 'Cellar' section where all sorts of alcofrolics are discussed and friendly help given - including the making of wines and beers - just let me know - I can guarantee they're a friendly bunch - you may even meet one or two people you already know on there   Definitely not up our own btms 

There's not a lot of winemaking being discussed on there at the moment as it's not the time of year, but you'd be very welcome indeed 

I would normally put the site on here as it's a public forum, but given recent events, just send me a PM and I'll give you a link.

Help save my ivy!

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 06:50

I agree, in my long experience of ivy it will not re-attach -  this is what happens to ivy and it will grow again from the base.  

You're fortunate that it happened this way and peeled off - many times the combination of wind and the weight of the ivy will bring a wall down.  

Cut the ivy back at the base and use the opportunity to do any repairs to the wall that are necessary - this will prolong its life and enable it to cope with the weight of future growths of ivy for many years to come.  

This is an opportunity - grasp it 


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 06:44

Good morning all   Hello to Whiteheather 

It's a bit of a shock to the system to be faced with that many Yorkshire Puds at this time in the morning  

Chicky, I love auriculas - there were some in a little gravel bed in a previous garden I inherited - sadly flippin' builders' boots didn't do them much good grrrr - a bit hard to make a serious complaint when we were the building firm doing the work - I did reduce their cake ration tho' 



Posted: 23/02/2014 at 19:31

It will all be fine Lily 

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 19:22 

Not sure that I'll try it tho'


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 19:20


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