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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Your Opinion on Grow Lights

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 18:24
I think they're far to expensive to buy and run for anything other than a commercial grower - also if you've got plants growing at the rate that needs that sort of light, then surely they'll need heat too? Sounds to me to be unsound environmentally and pocket-wise.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 18:21
Hi KEF - yes fingers crossed - we've had a sunny day here today, but noticeably cooler than of late - I've been wearing a light vee neck sweater today instead of the silk tee shirts I've been wearing all summer.

At the moment I'm hitting the refresh button before typing a post - I think it's keeping stuff in reasonable order -but if several people are posting at once it does go all higgledy piggledy ....

Railway sleeper fixing

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 18:15
I have a long row of double height sleepers as a retaining wall for a large bank of soil. The builders did as KT53 describes and drilled through the sleepers and hammered the reinforcing rods into the ground. Solid as a rock.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 18:08
Hello folks! Got friend's car fixed eventually by Green Flag's people. Then we had a late lunch and wandered around the garden. Since then we've been chatting and looking at photos. OH is home from the Farm Shop and we both have our feet up.

Friend is having a nap - she didn't sleep too well as she was worried about her car. She's insisting on taking us out for a meal this evening (going to the place I went with Snoodle and Panda after East Ruston visit) so the daube of beef can feed us another day. It'll keep for ages in the fridge, or I can portion it up and freeze it.

Gg, congratulations! Local hort. soc. shows are such fun aren't they?

What is this plant?

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 17:34
Yes, astrantia

Football season - 2014

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 14:52
The last time Manchester United started the season by being beaten at home was 72/73 when they were beaten 3-2 by Ipswich

Can you tell I'm an Ipswich Supporter with family in South Wales

Football season - 2014

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 14:48

Poorly prostrate rosemary

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 14:44
Rosemary's aren't very long-lived plants, but they do strike easily from cuttings. I'd take some cuttings now from some of the healthier areas of the shrub and year you'll have several small replacements.

Talkback: Caterpillars

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 06:48
Is it caterpillars or slugs and snails - they're the ones that eat my sunflower leaves.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 06:43
Good morning Clari - hope you're feeling better?

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Last Post: 24/11/2014 at 07:52

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Last Post: 21/11/2014 at 13:33

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
Replies: 30    Views: 556
Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 10:04

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? 
Replies: 392    Views: 7699
Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 21:56

It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 19:27

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
Replies: 9    Views: 307
Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
Replies: 18    Views: 670
Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
Replies: 191    Views: 4374
Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
Replies: 4    Views: 304
Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
Replies: 1    Views: 157
Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38

Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
Replies: 15    Views: 327
Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
Replies: 10    Views: 341
Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41
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