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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Digging new beds.

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 08:08

Looking really good Sara - as someone who spent the first year in this garden digging out similar roots from ivy and some large trees, I know how you feel.  

I don't know if it's of any interest, but we've replaced our garden washing line (we had one like yours) with ones similar to this  http://www.laundrycompany.co.uk/products/MetaltexSkomerDuoWallMountedRetractableClothesLine.aspx?gclid=CInNk5Gy87wCFQ_HtAodpRkAHw

fixed to the house wall at one end and a sturdy post at the fence end - then when we're not drying laundry the lines are retracted and no one runs the risk of decapitation and the garden looks much more attractive.   Just a thought 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 07:45

Good morning Stacey  

I must get on over the next few days and plan out the patch we're going to concentrate on next, under the biggest ash tree - and also the new bed at the front of the house - then I can put a spade in OH's hands 

Identification required

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 07:31

Whatever they are - pot them on into some good compost in individual pots and put them in a sheltered corner or coldframe - I'd put them on a bed of grit to guard against slugs - especially with the delphiniums! and inspect them for slug and snails frequently.  Wth a bit of tlc now they'll soon be ready to plant out 

Helleborus argutifolius?

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 07:28
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I like funny smells. I'm the one who stands in garden centres sniffing frittillary bulbs.

Yet another thing we have in common Nut  I love the smell of Crown Imperials 

Garlic Planting

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 07:26

Yes, bury the whole tube leaving the top of the soil at the same level.   Incorporate some grit to improve drainage - digging a trench alongside the veg patch will lower the water table in that area.  

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 07:23

Bumping 

Huge garden hedge

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 07:11

Good luck - do be careful with the chain saw!!!  I know of people who've had very nasty injuries because they didn't follow the safety advice - there's some guidance here http://www.teagasc.ie/forestry/docs/advice/HSA_Guide_timber_chainsaws.pdf 

 

Let us know how you get on with the garden 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 07:05

Good morning all   It seems I missed a lot of cake and celebrations yesterday evening as I was concentrating on lacy knitting.

Temp down to 0.9C overnight - the forecast is dry for this morning with rain this afternoon - I might get some gentle hoeing done on the Shady Bank this morning - it's never too early to catch those germinating weed seeds 

Manure

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 06:57

Hi Barbie

that sounds like a good plan - it's exactly what I plan to do - let's hope the weather is fine for us 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 17:45

Hello, just popping in for a few minutes - yes I did drop exactly two stitches - think I've got the pattern back to where it should be - it is a complex one  and Columbo keeps distracting me. 

BL -  I've been taking Vit C and doing the mouthwash thing - I hardly ever get colds - I'm definitely not as chesty this afternoon. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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Growing Mushrooms

Has anyone done it on purpose? 
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