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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Landscaping quote for planters

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 18:31

Emma lou - what did the specification say about the type of soil used to fill the planters?

Friend or foe?

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 17:54

I think it might be a Trillium - not sure which type ....

Have a look here


Posted: 21/04/2015 at 17:28

Hello folks - we're home

We've had a lovely few days at MIL's in South Lincs - wall to wall sunshine, birdsong and blossom.  Thanks to a heads-up from Nut, we went to a lovely little nursery on Sunday which had lots of 'guest' stalls with lots of interesting plants - now I really shall have to extend some of the beds!  Yesterday we went to Stamford (which is absolutely gorgeous) - we often spend time there just pootling about, shopping and looking at it's lovely architencture, and we had a very good lunch at the Tobie Norris - very very old pub. 

On the way home a Red Kite swooped low over the car (we had the top down) and I quickly pulled into a layby and we spent a wonderful half hour watching it swooping and wheeling above our heads - sometimes it was so low we could almost look it in the eye - the sunlight on the feathers made them look the most fantastic glossy russet-red - it really was a memorable experience!

Today we called in on Nut and her OH for coffee and spent at least a couple of hours chatting and walking around their lovely garden - they have been working hard over the winter.  And of course she didn't let us come away empty handed either - I'm awaitng an email with the plant's name   We also made a bit of a discovery, but I'll let her tell you about that when she's looked it up and confirmed it!

Then a drive home, still in beautiful sunshine and with the hedgerows covered in blossom.  We stopped off at a little cafe where despite the fact that I tried to order a ham salad the waiter insisted that I should have ham egg and chips - he was a big lad so I didn't argue

Since we got home I've been watering thirsty pots and feeding hungry birds, while OH unloaded the car and loaded the washing machine.  Now he's in the study rigging up the printer that we seem to have acquired from MIL - I thought we were taking it to the tip

I have had a bit of a skim-read - did I hear we're planning a party  

Now I'd better have a proper read back and see what you've all been up to ...


Posted: 18/04/2015 at 16:08

Right, we're off ........ see you Tuesday/Wednesday - have a lovely weekend

Plant Id Please

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 16:01

It'll have seeds like these

 When they're dry collect and scatter them in your garden - in two years you'll have your own Honesty plants

Can anyone identify please?

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 15:43

Possibly Liriope muscari?


Plant Id Please

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 15:38

Honesty (lunaria annua) - lovely - a real cottage garden favourite.

Black spots on patio

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 15:00

Ah yes!  I see!  Dupication 

House plants

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 13:18


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