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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Gladioli not flowering

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 10:22

Think it's still early days yet for gladioli - more patience needed


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 10:20

Good morning Wonky   glad the head's better ((hugs))

Glad you got some sleep eventually Hosta

Have a good day out Panda

Hope everyone's in reasonable working order this morning

I've done the hwk, inspected the garden, emptied pot saucers etc and got a chilli simmering on the stove for this evening

Now I can watch the athletics I recorded last night when OH wanted to watch something else - I know the big results, but it'll still be good to watch it happen

Has Wonky told you that she and her lovely hub got married on the middle Saturday of the 2012 Olympics - the day the commentators call Super Saturday 'cos it's when some of the big athletics finals take place, and it was the day when GB won 3 golds!  And we had to choose whether to watch it or go to her wedding!!!   No contest really - I couldn't wear my big fuchsia-pink hat at the Olympics could I? 


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 08:48

Oooh I love Great Dixter - have a lovely time Scroggin


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 08:32

I have a large bacon hock lurking in my fridge - I'll be cooking it sometime this week - so versatile - bacon, carrots and broad beans with parsley sauce, bacon and leek soup, pea and ham soup ....... we can live off it for days and put some in the freezer as well.

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 07:59

Great to hear from you Artjak - looking forward to seeing you

I think we might need flippers and our kagouls


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 07:54

Good morning Pat E and Verdun

I've got smilies - I'll share some with you with you

I've just been outside (in the rain) to have a quick check on things - the pond is 4" higher than it was a couple of days ago!

The temp went down overnight to 11.6C and is still there

Corkscrew Willows

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 07:09
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

I grew one from a branch I sprayed gold and used as a christmas tree. It rooted in the pot and I planted it out in the garden in Spring. It ended up about 15m tall, but the year after I sold the house, it died from honey fungus.

Maybe it was  missing me?



Posted: 25/07/2015 at 06:33

Good morning all   I am not going out there in my pjs to see what the temperature is or to find out whether the hedgehogs have eaten their supper.  At least I'm not going to have to water the beans today!

Hope the night owls got some sleep eventually and that PatE is warming up!

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 17:21
AJ 2 wrote (see)
I have definitely taken to adding more plants and looking after the ones I have- never cared for gardening before but after the help they gave me I am giving it my best shot! Not allowed to say which one is mine until it's aired but it is a very different type of "garden" (quite a big clue! You will know which one is mine from that!!!)

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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