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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Raised Bed Advice Please

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 08:08

You could put turves in the bottom, but put them upside down


Posted: 15/03/2015 at 08:04

Morning Bekkie   Look at it this way - your mum has two pressies - some plants and a lantern thingy

GW 2015

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 08:00

It really puzzles me when people complain about the size of a garden when the feature was about hellebores - what the heck has the size of someone's garden (or bank balance for that matter) got to do with it?  That's the great thing about gardening - it's a great leveller -  you either know your stuff or you don't - if you're not prepared to learn you'll never be a gardener.  The woman who was breeding hellebores obviously knew what she was talking about and had bred some beautiful plants and could speak well about them. 

Or is it only the efforts of 'horny handed sons of toil' that are valued?

My garden is tiny compared with many, but I grow hellebores and enjoyed watching the feature and learned a lot from it .... should I have not watched it as not being suitable for my small garden and a pensioner's income

I really don't think we can expect one half hour programme a week to take on the task of changing the social strata of the UK - that's something that's been tried and has failed before and will probably take a bit longer and even more effort - but the 7th of May is coming folks

What to grow around a raised bed

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 07:35

At the moment the garden centres are full of aubretia -  once that gets established it would trail over the sides quite nicely and look pretty at this time of year.


Posted: 15/03/2015 at 07:32

Good morning all   Hope you got some sleep Clari, and hope your throat's better this morning BL - take it easy today

We'll be off to visit the Aged Ps later this morning - according to Bro it's chilly down there on the Suffolk coast so extra vests and thermals will be worn

Anyone for coffee?


Posted: 14/03/2015 at 20:46

Have a good evening folks - see you in the morning ..............

Replan for my North facing garden

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 20:38

Not a carpet rose but a sprawling sort of polyantha/groundcover rose - Rosa Bonica - absolutely gorgeous, a pretty colour and shape, wonderful for cutting, repeat flowering and although it does better in sunshine I've grown it in a north-facing garden and it flowered its socks off. 

Not the most fragrant rose, but that's it's only flaw. 

Put it in the lightest brightest spot you have - you won't regret it

Climber that likes shade?

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 20:25

Just click on the link I posted - you'll find pages of Clematis alpinas there

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 19:17

((HUGS)) ((HUGS)) ((HUGS)) XX

Climber that likes shade?

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 19:01

Have a look at Clematis alpinas -  happy in shade they'll fill the space quickly, don't need pruning (only a tidy as necessary) and some of the darker flowers (like Barbara Jackman) look fabulous with the light coming from behind them - and the flowers are so pretty and on a child's scale - will be perfect.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

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Copper tape

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Plant ID please

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First Pickings 2015

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Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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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

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Christmas lights in the garden

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John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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