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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Repointing Patio

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 13:16

Hope it helps - we had a family building firm,  so I've got a bit of an idea what will work and what will describe the process clearly - good luck 

Wollerton Old Hall climbing roses

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 13:14

I don't think they're suckers - just healthy new shoots from a very happy rose bush. 

It's description here says that they throw out lots of new shoots from the base.

As these new shoots get longer you can gently train them backwards towards the fence and then up and over your seat (sounds lovely).  You might even want to consider making a sort of a wooden rose arch over the seat - the roses look as if they'd be perfect for that. 

Repointing Patio

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 12:58

Good instructions on this video and helpful hints below it. 

monty don

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 12:54

Hi Wrinkly   this forum is part of the Gardeners World magazine and is not part of the BBC - to contact the makers of the programme you can go to this site and at the bottom of the page you will find a link to Contact the BBC.

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 12:49

Congratulations on both Singing Gardener! 

Manchester, NE-facing balcony garden

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 12:17

A couple of clematis in good sized containers could grow up the railings and look very pretty, or they could climb up some canes or an obelisk, or one of the twiggy wigwams  you can buy at the garden centres or even at Wilkinsons etc. 

There are quite a few clematis that are perfectly happy in a shady spot - have a look here - just remember to check the size that they'll grow to - montanas will be much too big, but viticellas will probably be just right for your purpose.

Also Clematis macropetala Bluebird would look fabulous growing up an obelisk on the balcony, it's very hardy and will be ok in windy conditions and doesn't need any particular pruning regime so is quite simple to care for. 


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 11:59

A Bloody Mary would be good KEF, but I've just googled my meds and it says that alcofrolicking may impact on it's efficacy 

Someone else will have to have my share this week .........


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 11:37

Eh? What's that you say??? 

Dead lawn

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 11:32

Hi Raymond 

Can you post a pic or two on here to show us?  To post a photo click on the little green tree icon in the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions 


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 11:30

All right you lot, nursing friend on foodie forum was firm with me so I've been to the Walk-in Clinic - got there at 8.55am - 25 people ahead of me!!!

Then had to go into the Mall and wait for Boots to open at 10.30 to get the prescription filled - Erythromycin 2 caps 4 times a day - think I should just be able to squeeze four doses in today if I don't go to bed too early 

The nurse said I'd been a brave girl  'cos it looked really sore down inside my ear - I do have a high pain threshold - I suppose it might be why I've been having really horrid dreams the past few nights. Shall keep taking the paracetamol and yoghurt 

When I got home OH had mowed one of the lawns, emptied the 'made' compost bin onto the veg patch and dug it in, turned the other compost into the empty bin, and dug up the really old straggly unsalvagable unscented rose that had been earmarked to be replaced. How's that for a well-trained under-gardener?  He'd remembered all the tasks we'd been discussing over the past few weeks!  

So now we'll have a coffee before we get on with the rest of the gardening over today and tomorrow! 

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