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Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 03/03/2014 at 08:10

Edd , I think Chicky was referring to her own colleagues who are supposed to be doing a 5-day week 9-5.

I had a colleague like that - we'd get emails sent at 2.30 on a Sunday morning etc - and he'd wonder why he didn't get an almost immediate reply 

Doing that sort of thing can make life awkward for colleagues - bosses sometimes expect it from everyone 

Enjoy your trip to the coast - my job sometimes took me to the North Norfolk coast - I know lots of car parks with sea views where you can eat a sandwich 


Posted: 03/03/2014 at 08:03

Oh well, Many Happy Returns to anyone and everyone - and cake's always a good idea, birthday or not .......... we should have it every day .............. just in case.............

That reminds me, have I mentioned that I've lost 6lbs since I retired, without even trying - going to work was obviously very bad for me 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 07:55
KEF wrote (see)

Lovely pictures on here

Fidget I don't think the conifers distract from the new bed, you just see the lovely plants.

And it's a good excuse to let the ivy grow 


Posted: 03/03/2014 at 07:51

Oooh, is it MrsG's birthday?  

We'll have to bake a cake ........................

Many Happy Returns of the Day Mrs G 

A couple of plant I.D's please

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 06:55

 Sedum spectablile (aka ice plant)  is the one that responds well to the Chelsea Chop, 



Posted: 03/03/2014 at 06:46

Good morning all   Heavy rain overnight but temp only down to 3.3C

It doesn't look as if it's going to be a gardening day - more planning maybe?

As for when's the pond happening?  There's loads of tree roots down there and I have some other gardening jobs for OH, so I might co-opt the builder (when he comes to plaster the hall ceiling and decorate etc!) to dig a hole - he'll do anything for cake! 

Allotments in/near Waddesdon

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 06:24

Hi, these two sites should be helpful

Good luck  




Posted: 02/03/2014 at 19:43
MrsGarden wrote (see)
Wow dove, a pond, and such detail! Wonder what other delights I've missed? Best not go away again?
Hi allium.

Still in the planning stage Mrs G, best not hold your breath 


Posted: 02/03/2014 at 19:34

Hello Mrs G welcome back  Think Daniel deserves a pint!  

Plans for the pond - well, so far ............. wildlife pond, vaguely round-ish about 1.5m in diameter - it will have to be partially under the biggest ash tree so we'll have to net it in the autumn.  It'll have a deeper end and a sloping shallow beach.   Planting around it will include pulmonaria, native primrose, hellebores, iris foetidissima  arum italicum cyclamen, lamiums and ferns, with small shrubby stuff behind to provide cover for hedgehogs etc.  and then nearer to the garden bench in that area, some bigger twiggy shrubs, with winter scent and catkins being two of the priorities, underplanted with snowdrops and aconites.  More clematis and honeysuckles on the fence and trellis around the seat to make it almost arbour-like. 

And of course, we've got a big new bed to create at the front of the house too 

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What is this ornamental tree please?

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