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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Spring is getting closer.

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 10:28

I've just been watching bluetits flitting about in a neighbour's shrubbery opposite, gathering a moustache of fine cobwebs - nesting time!   

Hope there are enough little grubs around when the nestlings hatch! 


Posted: 14/02/2014 at 08:43

Morning Stacey and KEF  Happy Birthday to Stacey's Dad 

What state's your soil in Stacey?  Any danger of flooding in the near future?


Posted: 14/02/2014 at 08:29

Good morning Doc - the time to worry is when it shouts back! 

Help on the way.

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 08:26

230 tonnes of sugar beet to be used as cattle fodder are being sent from East Anglia 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 08:19

Great idea - not sure what I've got to share as this is such a new garden, but I'll help if I can 


Posted: 14/02/2014 at 08:16

Forkers - if you want to see a lovely puppy pic - have a look at Rosie's Wisteria thread 

Wisteria and dogs - poisonous?

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 08:15



Posted: 14/02/2014 at 08:12

Me too 

Wind damage, greenhouse

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 08:08

Sorry to hear that folks   Hope the next storm isn't so bad. 


Posted: 14/02/2014 at 08:06

Milly,  the mild winter has kept lots of things flowering hasn't it?  

I'd cut them back hard to outward facing buds about 8" from the base.  Take out very spindly stems completely, also any that cross over - you're aiming for an open bowl-shape.

It sounds quite drastic but remember that 'growth follows the knife' so the harder back you cut them the better they will grow.  Remembering that maxim, cut back the thinner stems a bit harder than the strong ones, then they'll even up. 

Follow up with a sprinkling of slow release fertiliser such as Fish, Blood and Bone.

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