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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

How often do you feed your Annuals?

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 12:01

Mark, not that it really matters if you're using them as bedding to be discarded at the end of the summer,  but the plants you're growing aren't annuals - I'm fairly sure that snapdragons are biennials and the rest are perennials. 

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 11:57

To cheer us up


Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 11:50

Friend pointed me to this website 


Google has led me to this - not sure what the GP and Carers would think if I tried to feed Ma some snowdrop bulbs 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 11:45

No idea Nut - I'll ask. 

Gardener come.....

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 11:44

My farming parents wouldn't let me go to Art School - "Goodness knows who you'll meet there!" they said.  So I went to secretarial college and married young - sadly he and I had nothing in common and eventually the marriage foundered - but along the way I'd had two lovely children.  I then took myself off to Art School, did my BA and Masters and met OH (so Ma was right, 'goodness knows who you'll meet ) and we're all living happily ever after 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 11:37

A friend who knows such things says that snowdrops were planted by monks for medicinal purposes as snowdrop oil was a headache remedy - but is also nowadays known to help Alzheimers sufferers.  


Posted: 08/02/2014 at 11:33

Hello Blackest   Good to see you and know that you're ok 

Well, I'm back online - so far so good ............... A very nice man at Virgin said they were aware of a slow service which was going to be fixed by the 12th !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - I said it wasn't slow, it was stone dead - he ran some tests and agreed with me and said he would escalate it to Urgent but ............ so I popped down to Waitrose to get some bits and pieces. On the way I passed a Virgin van outside a house so on the way back I stopped and spoke to the engineer who was doing stuff in the roadside cabinet - I asked if he was repairing our broadband? He said no, he was doing an installation and the customer wasn't very pleased as he couldn't get online - the engineer had been there since first thing this morning and he wasn't very pleased either as he was having to deal with the disappointed customer's complaints - he was about to bend someone at Virgin's ears severely!!!

Now we have Broadband ..................... 



Posted: 08/02/2014 at 07:23

Hybridtea said that she is already growing Etoile de Hollande on her pergola. 

New Dawn Red would suit well, as would Danse de Sylphes, both are climbers with red blooms, are scented and repeat flowering and will cope well in your situation. The site linked to below also has a very good search facility .



Posted: 08/02/2014 at 07:11

Good morning all - I do hope that everyone is safe ((hugs)).  

Like you Verdun, I despair for those on the Levels, how do you move a herd of cows or flock of sheep?  Where do you take them to?  Where do you get their winter feed from when all your barns are flooded and all your neighbours too?  That's the sort of problem the Dept of Environment seem not to have even considered   I shall not go on or I shall become angry and it will spoil the day ......................

On a brighter note .... IT'S THE SNOWDROP WALK TOMORROW    Fortunately the venue has a good supply of tea and cakes so soggy gardeners will be able to recover from the effects of the weather in style  

Peace Lily

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 20:00

Probably too much watering - Peace Lilies should only be watered when the foliage starts to droop a little.  Let it dry out before watering it again.

good luck 

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