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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Crocus Ard Schenk bulbs already sprouting - can I still plant them?

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 09:14

They'll be fine outside - plant them now about 4" deep, in a sunny spot.  They'll look gorgeous in early spring


Posted: 28/10/2014 at 08:45

While I'm thinking about my salvias, can I pick someone's brains - I've a couple of Salvia gregii in the front border - one's Icing Sugar and the other's a violet-purple one, have it's name somewhere.  I keep reading different things - some say hardy in UK - others say not so hardy.  They're in the front garden and we're near the bottom of a slope which can be a bit of a frost hollow - should I heap some mulch over them, when they do eventually stop flowering?


Posted: 28/10/2014 at 08:34

I did a bit of cutting back yesterday Verdun, but so many things are still looking good, the salvias were covered with flowers and visiting  bumbles

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 07:59

Used to have lots of furniture and doors dipped - joints do need re-doing if the furniture is old, and it does dry the wood a bit, but nothing that a good wax finish won't sort out.


Posted: 28/10/2014 at 07:55

Fg, I'm pretty sure the weather man said it's going to get better up your way today - hope so anyway

Tree of the Year

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 07:39

Have you seen this?


Posted: 28/10/2014 at 06:56

Thanks for the reminder

Should I leave my onions

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 06:55

Sound the ideal size for pickling


Posted: 28/10/2014 at 06:54

Good morning all

A mild night and the sun's coming up now and the sky is blue    I'll be off down to Suffolk later to visit daughter and SIL for the day - they have a very good Lidl just around the corner - I may visit - can I pick up anything for anyone?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 06:42

Lizzie, I'm so sorry to hear so much sad news ((hugs)).  Our thoughts are with you and everyone who loves and cares for them.  Don't worry about off-loading it onto us - there's lots of us and we're strong together - and that's what friends are for. 

Lily, fingers crossed and hoping that better times are ahead.

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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Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 08:07

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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