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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Purple Tree?

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 10:43

A good way of encouraging it to be a bush tree would be to cut some of it for flower arranging in the summer - it looks really good when combined with acid green/yellow alchemilla and some pinky purples

Winter 2014/15

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 10:39

Prepare for the worst and hope for the best

Watering can redesign

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 10:27

I've completed it the survey, but some of the questions are impossible to answer properly.  How can I answer how often I water my plants? - it depends on so many things, the stage of the plant and the weather conditions in particular. 



Posted: 04/11/2014 at 09:16

Yes he was/is - grey mohair too with felt paws and a slight hump, but without the tag now,


Posted: 04/11/2014 at 08:54

I've still got mine - he came from Hamleys and used to have a tag in his ear, but when I was a child I got Pa to remove it 'cos I didn't want Edward to have an ear tag like the cows and the pigs, 'cos they went to market and never came back!

Wonder what he'd have been worth if he still had it - he's a rare colour apparently.

Do I sound heartless   I wouldn't get rid of him ........... really!


Posted: 04/11/2014 at 08:16

Still lots of leaves on our ash trees - lots on the ground too - I'm waiting until they're all down before I rake them up - but I need to get some binbags for making leafmould - and some batteries for the big torch - that didn't seem too bright last night.  The small torch is a wind-up/solar powered and that was fine

Strictly 2014

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 08:03

It's a TV show - not a serious dancing competition!  That's the role that Anton plays - he's good at it

Winter Readings

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 07:58

Another book I've borrowed and would love to own is Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall's 'Peonies - the Imperial Flower'  - even if you don't grow peonies this book is a fantastic read and the illustrations are simply beautiful. 


Posted: 04/11/2014 at 07:35

Good morning all  

3.7C last night .... and what an odd evening that was!  We'd just settled down to watch tv when the lights went out! There had been engineers digging up the pavement nearby earlier in the day - we looked out of the window and saw floodlights, vans, compressors and men working. OH took a torch and went and had a word - they said it would be up to 3 hours! We wondered about the frail elderly gent next door (he has carers visit regularly during the day, but it was past their last usual time) then fortunately we saw that his daughter was there - she visits regularly - so that was ok.

What to do for three hours? Playing Scrabble by torchlight didn't really appeal so we went to bed. The lights came back on around 10 o'clock and we woke up - turned things off and went back to bed - at least I got the early night that I'd planned.

Winter 2014/15

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 19:43

Well, we could do with some good cold snaps to kill off the aphids and other nasties that happily carried on breeding right through last winter.  I shall be sad if I lose plants, but a few sharp frosts are good for us.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Please help me choose 
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Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
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Christmas lights in the garden

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John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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