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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

just had 80 large plugs arrive how long will they hold for

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 13:30

Where did you order them from and what are they?

What are they in at the moment?

Did they come with any instructions?


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 13:28


Runnybeak - tell your OH it looks nothing like magnolia - what is he like?

Mail order plant catalogues

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 11:21

I mainly use the smaller firms, Chiltern and the Real Seed Company for seeds and Woottens for perennials, and specialist growers like Peter Beales for roses and Taylors for clematis etc.  I find I get better plants and much more enjoyable service from them rather than T&M and the like. 


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 11:17

I know little about it, but there's an informative thread here

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 10:13

These boards have as infinite a variety of operational styles as there are people on them - I just 'go with the flow'

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 10:00

  If you go back just a page or so there's loads of people saying 'Thanks' to David.

Some people don't always look on the forum every day - some aren't as conscientious as others - and some people are unthinkingly rude but what the heck - I think most people appreciate the effort made by other forum members, but of course, it's better to give than to receive

I recommend going back to bed and getting out on the other side - it sometimes works for me


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 09:20

Very pleased with it SGL   not a huge change in colour, but a couple of shades lighter and fresher, a light cream (Soft Linen) which looks great with the parquet floor and light oak furniture - today is the first morning we've had SUNSHINE through the dining room windows since it was done, and with a jug of daffs on the table it looks a picture

The hallway and landing are the same cream and the bathroom is a blue/grey and the kitchen will be the same blue/grey too - they're coming back to do the kitchen later - we needed a break and they had an urgent job to do for an elderly lady coming home from hospital and needing a downstairs bathroom. 

What's in your potting shed?

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 08:54

Haven't got a potting shed - the house fills that role -  tools, seeds and all sorts stored just inside the door where I can get at them - did someone say that bit's supposed to be the dining room


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 08:44

Drains and gutters need clearing regularly wherever you live - it's part of what you do when you live in a house - general maintenance - those of us lucky enough to live near trees have to do it a bit more often than those living in over-crowded inner cities with few trees    Be happy that it's not a sycamore - the seeds of which could be taking root up there in your guttering

I'm wondering if the tree was planted to commemorate the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977  - it would be about that size by now. 

First earlies

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 08:35

Not until late March - traditionally the Easter weekend is the allotmenteers' potato planting time - although of course Easter moves around a bit it's the one weekend that working people can have a bit of extra time in the garden

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