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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

First Spring Flowers

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 17:28

There are crocuses out on the roadsides and roundabouts in the city, but not here in my garden yet.  Neither are my little irises out yet, but my hellebores are - niger and orientalis 

I fully expect dandelions and hawkbit to make an appearance on my front lawn very soon - I shall have to remove them as the neighbour downwind of me got his groundsman (can't call him a gardener) to make an effort to remove the ones from his lawn last summer 


Posted: 08/02/2014 at 17:15

Verdun - I hear that Cornwall is now totally cut off from the rest of us!

Now's your chance 

Every cloud has a silver lining 

No Aconites yet

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 16:48

I think it may be that they'll peep out in a while .... maybe they're not convinced that spring's coming yet 


Posted: 08/02/2014 at 16:18

I think there was something that made a sort of small partition between where the nests were, and an old coat hanging up between them, but they had to fly in and out of the same doorway!


Posted: 08/02/2014 at 15:39

It looks like a Sankey Growarm 300 as it has two vents.  It appears that you're not the only one without an instruction leaflet 

First Spring Flowers

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 15:02

We have beautiful sky-blue periwinkles (vinca major) and gorgeous little sweet violets (viola odorata) smiling up at us when the sun shines 


Posted: 08/02/2014 at 14:42

This might be useful 


Posted: 08/02/2014 at 14:37

Very likely to be last year's baby - let us know what happens 

getting started

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 14:36

Welcome Barbara  looking forward to hearing all about your gardening and your allotmenteering!

Hedging and Horses

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 13:59

Our  horses, ponies and cattle (and even our goats) left holly uneaten along the hedgerows - although I do understand that New Forest ponies, with their bristly muzzles, will browse on gorse so maybe they'd eat holly.  

Of course, some hollies don't have prickles - they'd probably eat that as would deer, sheep and anything else.  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Last Post: 04/03/2014 at 08:00

Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 13:28

Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:05

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:27

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 17:33

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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