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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

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


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 


Let us know how you get on with the garden 


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 


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 


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. 

Identification required

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 17:38


I think the top tray has some foxgloves in there and something that looks like geums. . 

the second tray looks like delphiniums on one side and some sidalcea and some aquilegia and something else

third looks like lupins

fourth looks as if there are at least three types in there, possibly Cerastum tormentosum (Snow in summer), and possibly a daisy-type something or other and something else. 

Helleborus argutifolius?

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 14:26
Berghill wrote (see)

............. And the other plant for poor soil in a shady patch would be H. foetidus.

Yes, I love that one too - it's on the list 

Helleborus argutifolius?

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 14:10


KEF wrote (see)

  .........................This has been growing in a very poor spot for at least the last 4 yrs.



KEF - that's exactly why I need one for my scrubby shady patch under the biggest ash tree that I'm clearing and planning at the moment  

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 12:56
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)

.... I make a point if telling people I don't actually love IN Blackpool.  Such a shame 


Glad to know that you do love any and everywhere else Tracey


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

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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

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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

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What is this ornamental tree please?

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

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