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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Choosing a clematis

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 15:07

I've got Pamela Jackman - it is the most gorgeous inky blue when it has the light behind it - perfect for a pergola 

Does anyone talk to their plants?

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 15:03

Well, I tell them they're looking gorgeous if they are, or try to be encouraging if they're not, and cuss at the deep rooted weeds as I get them out, so I reckon that you and HRH are in good company 


Posted: 11/03/2014 at 15:00

Tracey, bedding plants can go in big pots - lots of cheapy ones around at this time of year, and you can spray them with acrylic spray paint/car paint sort of stuff and when they're full of blooming plants who'll notice the pots anyway? 

Simple question alert!

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 14:28

Tootles - those are Polka if my old glasses are working correctly.  I planted some last spring and was picking raspberries from August to November!!!  

Plant them, cut them down to just above ground level and stand well back!  They'll send up new fruit-bearing canes shortly.  The ones I planted last year are now sending up new canes and making a bid to take over the fruit patch!!!  

And they are a lovely raspberry.  We froze three boxes and ate them at Christmas as well as having them for meals throughout the autumn 

Steven, I use Fish Blood & Bone, and occasional scatterings of proprietary Chicken Manure pellets on my veg patch - I get them when the GC is doing a BOGOF which they seem to do about now each year. 

I also add well-rotted farmyard manure and/or homemade garden compost in the autumn or early spring. 


metal arch

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 10:19

Once an arch gets climbers growing over it, it'll be vulnerable to being blown over if it's not firmly secured to the ground - I think you'd need some pretty big and weighty containers in order for it to be safe in strong winds. 

fill hole where pond was

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 08:58

You could have some of the topsoil we've got - we're digging out a pond 

Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 08:57

Oh no - not DG pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!!!!


Posted: 11/03/2014 at 08:51

Mrs G - shame you're not near Cambridge - I got 3 clematis for a tenner from here the other day 


Posted: 11/03/2014 at 08:49

Good morning folks!  Thank you so much for all your kind wishes for Ma 

No bones broken thank goodness, and they gave her a thorough going over, Xrays, ECG and bloods, all fine. By the time all that was done there was no chance of a transport ambulance to take her home so they kept her in for the night and she'll go back to the Lovely Home after breakfast this morning.  We didn't get back until nearly midnight as the Acle Straight was closed for resurfacing so we were diverted via some of the prettier Broads villages. 

OH kept me company at the hospital last night -  it was nearly midnight when we got home so we went straight to bed, conseqently the washing up from supper is still in the kitchen - but I have got a load of towels out on the washing line this morning.

The forecast yesterday was for it to be chilly here in Norfolk, but the thermometer shows that it got up to 18C for the second day running.

I've just had a text to say that the new spade will be delivered between 12.31 and 13.31 today by someone called Alan 

Now I'll check on what you lot were nattering about last night ...........


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 18:03

 Cheers Verdun - all thanks to OH   Note the broken spade mended with gaffer tape - the new one should arrive tomorrow .......... 

still waiting to hear how Ma is ............. 

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