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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Tap water v Water butt

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 12:43

Good point!  

First Wild Daffodil

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 12:42

I love the real wild daffodils - we had them on the farm when I was a child - I am going to get some for this garden, I am I am 


Posted: 01/03/2014 at 10:07

Yes, I'm off to the farm shop and Waitrose ......... see you in a bit 

Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 10:07

I'm surprised that worms like hair. 


Posted: 01/03/2014 at 09:54

Nope, not for OH this time - for daughter, short-sleeved jumper with lacey yoke and sleeves  in a greeny-blue - the lace is a 6-row pattern with every row different so I have to keep referring to the pattern and it's easy to mis-read   I shall start the lacey bit again this afternoon.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 09:47

Wow!  Lucky you - love Christine W 


Posted: 01/03/2014 at 09:26

Kind of you folks - not really poorly, just sniffly and a bit of a chestikoff - wouldn't take any notice of it in normal circumstances, but Pa is so vulnerable 

Snowdrops in the green - offer

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 09:24

I suspect that most places are using a small group of suppliers for bedding plants etc and I wouldn't buy them unseen.

I think that snowdrops in the green are likely to be ok.

I have bought from them in the past, but quite some time ago, and it was shrubs and climbers - they were good value. 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 09:04

I've been trying to think practically about which plants are the most likely to have been annihilated - I'm thinking that maybe moisture loving shrubs, e.g. dogwood etc might have survived, but those that need good drainage e.g. Mediterranean plants, bays, rosemary etc will undoubtedly have succumbed.  That's guiding my plans ....

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

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

Result of RHS Survey 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 13:07

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 11:57

Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:19

Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Last Post: 04/03/2014 at 08:00

Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 13:28

Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:05

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:27

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 17:33

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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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

What is this ornamental tree please?

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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 22:12

A Holly Orchard

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Last Post: 28/12/2013 at 14:46

Happy Endings

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Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 17:57
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