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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Shoots from bay tree roots

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 09:47

Before you do finally totally get rid of it - if you do - pull some of the small suckers off the roots (with heels, like a heeled cutting) and root them.  They strike easily.  Then you can grow some lollipop or pyramid bays for yourself and your friends, or even some of these


Posted: 05/09/2015 at 08:23

I'll be visiting Ma later this morning Fg, so if I don't get the chance later - have a super smashing holiday!!! ((hugs)) - hope the weather is kind to you


Posted: 05/09/2015 at 07:44

I had a tumble drier when the family were at home - couldn't have done without it - but now, with just two of us it's ok - we don't find that things get crispy - but I do quite a bit of shaking  and re-arranging and re-folding etc. 


Posted: 05/09/2015 at 07:19

So do I, usually - but we don't have a tumble dryer and there was, for some reason, an inordinate amount of OH's thick sweatshirts and thick socks to get dry, so I weakened.  Don't worry, it's been turned off again now

OH has just put his waterproof leggings on to cycle to work - that's the first time since last winter ..

What is killing my willow

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 07:16

Hi Kris - it looks from the photo that the willows are quite close to a wall - are they in pots or planted in the ground?

Either way, could it be that they've been a bit dry at the roots?  Willows are tremendously thirsty and the soil in the lee of a wall is usually too dry for a lot of plants.

Just a thought - I hope it's not your house wall in the picture - willows can do real damage to foundations


Posted: 05/09/2015 at 07:05

Thank goodness for that - I thought I'd been imagining things ... we put the heating on last night and dried the washing on rail by the radiator in the study 

Using treated railway sleepers as a garden wall...

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 07:01

If you look at old railway lines, plenty of plants grow around old sleepers - but I agree that plants would not be happy near recently creosoted ones. 

Nowadays you can buy 'sleepers' that have never been near a railway line or a can of creosote - those are what we've used.


Posted: 05/09/2015 at 06:54

Good morning Snoodle    Can you confirm for me that the weather here in Norfolk was really quite pleasant an hour ago before the heavens opened again ........ or was I hallucinating   I even told OH it was quite a lovely morning out there in the garden - he now thinks I'm bonkers

Show Time!

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 06:47

They look great ... good luck!!! Fingers very crossed here!!!


Posted: 05/09/2015 at 06:45

Hosta   re the quotes thing - after you've put the quote in the message box check and see where the flashing cursor is before you start typing.  It should be at the left hand edge of the message box - if it's aligned with the edge of the quote you need to move it.  But don't worry, if you can't get the hang of it I'll show you when we meet up .... are you using a laptop or tablet?

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Tree Nursery bankrupt - online auction

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ID please

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Flower ID please

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