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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Where to put greenhouse?

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 17:13

I'd put it where the cold-frame is   You lucky thing 


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 17:06

Thanks KEF - I knew they produced bulblets, but I really didn't expect this many!

I shall treat mine as you treat yours, and tell them you said so 


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 16:53

Mmm, they're a bit blurry and they don't enlarge when I click on them  but from the ones that I can get a bit of a clue about, I think that the first is a culinary thyme, the third is culinary rosemary, and the fourth might be autumn fruiting raspberries. 

The fifth is the thyme again. 

Can't really see the others clearly enough to hazard a guess. Sorry. 


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 16:47

KEF - I grew lilies in pots last summer for the first time - I left them in the pots over winter - now one of them, Rio Negro, seems to be growing hundreds of babies in the pot - that's lovely  glad it's happy - but do you think the big 'parent' bulbs will flower  again this year?  I'm not au fait with these more exotic lilies 

The greenhouse

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 16:20


Wollerton Old Hall climbing roses

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 16:19

I think they'll be fine left as they are - there's some discussion and diagrams etc on pruning climbing roses here but I think you've got the gist of it anyway.  

That old myth about seven leaflets meaning it's a sucker only applies to Hybrid Tea roses.  I know someone who dug up a wonderful rose after her OH had passed on 'because it had seven leaflets so must be a sucker'.  It was a wonderful old bush rose that her OH had been nurturing 

I think your roses would cover an arbour seat like this

 Have you got a birthday this year? 


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 16:10

They need to be up and cooked now Lisa - if you leave them in the ground they'll start to grow and form flowerheads and seeds (absolutely beautiful, but not what you want).

I'd slice them up and sweat them in a little butter or oil, and then freeze them in plastic boxes or bags in large enough quantities to do something with - or make a bit batch of soup 


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 16:07

At this time of year I mulch around plants, leaving a circle of free soil where the new shoots are coming through. 

Fruit and Veg Donations

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 16:05






The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 15:03

Brimstone butterfly in the garden 10 minutes ago 

That nearly makes up for the Lily beetle 

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