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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 07:44

Well, if you react like that when dancing in public no wonder you worry about looking a prat!  Calm down dear!!!


I think we should return to talking about Christmas Shopping!  and I never thought I'd hear myself saying that!!! 

Can you recommend a hardy perennial climber?

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 07:39

Climbing hydrangea (H. petiolaris).  It loves the shade and clings to the wall itself so you don't need trellis or wires (although it will appreciate a little help while it's still small).  It has lovely creamy panicles of flowers in the summer and although it does lose it's leaves in lthe winter, I always think that the tracery of stems on a wall in the winter look really beautiful.

It grows close to the wall and can be kept trimmed back even more closely if needed.

Help!Olive tree leaf drop

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 07:18

Are you sure it needs to be indoors?  Usually olives are hardy outside in sheltered spots in the UK unless they're over-watered in the winter. 


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 07:16

Good morning MrsG  

Absolutely tipping it down here!  It has been all night.  Think today is an indoor day

Wire tensioner

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 07:11

Spam reported.

Tension Control products for machinery (Hysteresis brake, clutch and tensioner)

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 07:10

Fascinating - and the most polite spam I think I've ever seen.  However all advertising on this site has to be paid for, so this piece of spam has been reported to the Moderators.

Also this is a gardening forum, I'm not sure how many of us gardeners have a use for Hysteresis brakes

Have a nice day yourself Matthew.

How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 20:37

Certainly, having seen the results yesterday of Supernoodle's war on ground elder, I'd advise listening to her advice - she does seem to have got it almost beaten!!!

Advice about the pond

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 20:21

Our pond is small and surrounded by large trees so for just a few weeks while the leaves are falling I have to either put a net over it and check it several times a day, or rake the leaves off the surface of the pond several times a day.  But it's only for a little while.


Moving Raspberries & Goosberries

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 19:38

Prepare the new site well, cut the raspberries back to knee height and they'll be fine. Then cut them right down in Feb.

And the gooseberries shouldn't come to any harm if you move them with a large rootball - slide it onto a sheet of plastic and drag it across the ground so the rootball doesn't break up. 

I'm going to be moving some autumn raspberries and gooseberries very soon too

I'll give them a good mulching with well-rotted farmyard manure after I've moved them and they should be right as rain.

Harvested this today.

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 19:08

Hey Rusty - I'm from Suffolk - spent most of my life in the Framlingham/Halesworth area - got transplanted to Norfolk relatively recently - it is lovely here but I'm a Tractor Girl at heart, and my family and many friends live down there so I'm down your way a lot.

Let me know when you and your son are in the Beccles & Bungay - I'll try to get hold of a copy

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Have you seen this rose?

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Just some of the ways they help us 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Brown patch on lawn

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How to get around the current problem .... 
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