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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

something eating my broccoli

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 14:10

Definitely pigeons

paper whites

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 11:14

I'm doubtful as the bulbs won't have had their usual summertime rest - but the 'Queen' of forcing bulbs is Sarah Raven - you could try emailing her to see if it's possible for her to provide bulbs that can be planted ready to flower in September

Good luck  have a wonderful wedding and a happy life


Posted: 07/02/2015 at 11:07

Morning Panda - coloured my own claws yesterday - but they're not going to survive this h**sew*rk - I'll probably have to do them again

England rugby

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 11:04

Living fence

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 10:19

I think they look great - even better in winter than in the summer in my opinion as the architecture of the structure is clearer - I love them - just  can't have  one here as the soil is much too free-draining for willow - but on my regular journey to see my Aged Ps seeing the fedge is a much enjoyed highlight of the trip

Allotment Hedging

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 10:09

I'd go for a mixed native hedge - hawthorn, hazel, elder, spindle and crabapple. 

I would keep the hawthorn topped at around the 5' height, coppice the hazel every 3-4  years (providing yourself with pea sticks and beanpoles) and allow the spindle, elder and crab apple to grow a bit taller so that they flower and fruit and attract pollinating insects.  You can cut them back individually when they get too tall, always leaving some to flower each year. 

England rugby

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 09:18

Didn't watch the game but glad England won - saying that Leigh Halfpenny's family and mine are friends of my Welsh rellies, so we cheer for Wales too

Never heard of John Loads - Fred Loads was a great gardener and regular on GQT - a relation maybe?

something eating my broccoli

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 09:11


I've got my broccoli surrounded by sparkly seaside windmills and bunches of kitchen foil dangling from bamboo canes - it's working so far!


Posted: 07/02/2015 at 09:09

Good morning all   Up a bit later this morning and for a change I'm not saying goodmorning still in my jimjams - showered, dressed, coiffed and with face on and listening to Sounds of the Sixties - singing along to the Ronettes and eating toast and paté and drinking more coffee

Cake looks scrummy Chicky!  Hope the birthday girl enjoys her day

I'm surrounded by cardboard boxes, bits of the new Henry vac, lampshades that have been taken down, the bureau and the coatstand from the hall - chaos!!!  This Henry has more accessories than any I've ever seen.

Today I have to make a moussaka and bring order to chaos - not sure in which order

More coffee anyone?



Posted: 06/02/2015 at 18:59

((hugs)) to all that need them - it seems it's been that sort of day ((hugs)) have some more RB, I used to keep geese .... I know just what you mean .... Verdun, I'm glad that yesterday was so positive - I hope it helped you ((hugs)) Lizzie ((hugs)) hope Tigger is ok 

The builders have gone until Monday ............... and breathe ........


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