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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 10:00

  If you go back just a page or so there's loads of people saying 'Thanks' to David.

Some people don't always look on the forum every day - some aren't as conscientious as others - and some people are unthinkingly rude but what the heck - I think most people appreciate the effort made by other forum members, but of course, it's better to give than to receive

I recommend going back to bed and getting out on the other side - it sometimes works for me


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 09:20

Very pleased with it SGL   not a huge change in colour, but a couple of shades lighter and fresher, a light cream (Soft Linen) which looks great with the parquet floor and light oak furniture - today is the first morning we've had SUNSHINE through the dining room windows since it was done, and with a jug of daffs on the table it looks a picture

The hallway and landing are the same cream and the bathroom is a blue/grey and the kitchen will be the same blue/grey too - they're coming back to do the kitchen later - we needed a break and they had an urgent job to do for an elderly lady coming home from hospital and needing a downstairs bathroom. 

What's in your potting shed?

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 08:54

Haven't got a potting shed - the house fills that role -  tools, seeds and all sorts stored just inside the door where I can get at them - did someone say that bit's supposed to be the dining room


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 08:44

Drains and gutters need clearing regularly wherever you live - it's part of what you do when you live in a house - general maintenance - those of us lucky enough to live near trees have to do it a bit more often than those living in over-crowded inner cities with few trees    Be happy that it's not a sycamore - the seeds of which could be taking root up there in your guttering

I'm wondering if the tree was planted to commemorate the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977  - it would be about that size by now. 

First earlies

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 08:35

Not until late March - traditionally the Easter weekend is the allotmenteers' potato planting time - although of course Easter moves around a bit it's the one weekend that working people can have a bit of extra time in the garden


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 08:28

Good morning all   Welcome back BM   Looking forward to seeing pics of the new garden

Today looks as if it might be a little bit brighter than of late, but although I may take a walk around the garden identifying tasks today will be mainly sorting and dusting books and returning them to the bookshelves ...  and cooking pork chops and fennel

bind weed and brambles!!

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 21:16

Verdun has been a regular member of this forum for quite a while now and many of us have seen pictures of his incredibly beautiful garden  

Blind Bulbs.

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 20:55

Have they been fed and watered after the flowers have gone and allowed to die down naturally, and then repotted in fresh compost in the autumn?  That's what bulbs in pots need in order to flower again the following year. 

Neglected asparagus bed.....

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 20:29

Just don't overdo the salt or it might leach onto surrounding soil and stop other plants from growing


Posted: 14/02/2015 at 18:47


Lyn, not a problem - I quite understand - you have other things to see to - take care of yourself ((hugs))

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