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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Glode artichokes, over wintering..

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 06:13

I'd do exactly the same as BizzieB's neighbour


Posted: 03/12/2014 at 06:04

Good morning all    Lovely photos Liri

Woody, sad to hear about the fire   Hopefully everyone ok physically? 

My best friends' house burned down some years ago - she rescued the gerbils - and then had to stand back and watch - fortunately everyone ok and the house got rebuilt even better than before.  However, they sold up and moved to another house in the next village - they just didn't want a thatched house again.  It was sparks from the chimney that started the fire.

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 21:01

I'd give them a bit longer in the cool and dark - maybe just another week or so.

Is it too cold to do hedge cutting?

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 20:55

November, December and January are the months to cut most hedges - any later and the birds will be nesting. 



Posted: 02/12/2014 at 20:53

My experience of forgotten amaryllis is that they try to escape and they grow triffid-like, a long snakey stem emerging from the gloom covered with cobwebs and crumbs - or that's what we found when we moved the desk of an ex-colleague who'd just left the team in late summer. 

She obviously wasn't impressed by her Secret Santa gift - it was still in the box under her desk. Evidently not a gardener

Grass still growing

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 19:10

I wish mine was dry enough to cut


Posted: 02/12/2014 at 15:47

Hello folks - it's been a busy day! Two dozen mince pies made - OH says they're the best in the world.  He's only saying that so that when he's eaten them all I'll make him some more. 

Also two big jars of red cabbage in sweet spicey vinegar now sitting on the shelf waiting for Boxing Day, and a chicken is potroasting in the oven.

Lovely Builder arrived with paint charts and sat and drank coffee but he was a bit too early for the mince pies -  he'll expect double next time.

Verdun, just keep your weather to yourself will you please - I'm green with envy - everything here has just been dripping all day.

DD - hope the sister stuff gets sorted - siblings eh?  Tell me about them.

december magazine

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 12:56

Try WH Smith, Tesco, Sainsbury, etc.

Good luck

Late flowering clematis

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 10:53

Hi Playlord

You're not alone - or rather your clematis isn't  

My C. viticella Venosa Violacea, planted earlier this year on a north-facing fence, suddenly burst into bloom a fortnight ago - I think it was convinced that cold spell in August was really winter! 

It won't come to any harm so enjoy, prune and feed as usual at the appropriate times and it'll be fine next year

Is it safe to plant Neem tree 2 mtr away from house

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 08:01

According to this  they grow into very large trees

"....Neem trees are attractive broad-leaved evergreens that can grow up to 30 m tall and 2.5 m in girth. Their spreading branches form rounded crowns as much as 20 m across..."

and it can also have a huge root system - not a good idea anywhere near a building. 

If you want to grow a Neem tree apparently they can be grown in pots

But not outside in the UK

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