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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

New Garden!

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 08:47

Simon, cut the buddleias down to knee height about now and give them a sprinkling of Fish Blood and Bone and you'll be well rewarded.

How close to the conservatory is the one you're worried about?  

In 50+ years of gardening I've never met a garden buddleia whose roots damaged a building.  

The only ones I know that have done that are the ones that grow from seeds blown in the wind which take root in cracks in mortar and on rooftops. 

Rabbit's on the allotment and other Q's...

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 08:31

Mike, unless Zoomer is keeping chickens on the plot, Reynard may turn out to be an ally in the war on rabbits 


Posted: 11/02/2014 at 08:28

Good morning BL - glad all is back to normal 


Posted: 11/02/2014 at 08:27

Lots of gardens to be visited all over the place, and now I've got my Bus Pass the world could be my lobster ........... I wonder how long it would take me to get to Sussex by local bus services 


Posted: 11/02/2014 at 08:23

Good morning all  frosty here and we've had an amazing pink sunrise  Trip down south to visit the Aged Ps later this morning, so will have my morning stomp along the beach and harbour 

Chicky, maybe you should change your name to Ducky - then you'll be fine?  


I'll get my coat ..... 


Posted: 10/02/2014 at 20:08

That looks great Subshrub   Why not start a new thread with the name and date and see if there's anyone here who lives near enough to visit as well?


Posted: 10/02/2014 at 19:58

FB - Chuckle 


Posted: 10/02/2014 at 19:57

Lily - we'll have a virtual Snowdrop Walk on Wednesday - I know all about Snowdrop Walks now - we'll smell the sarcococca and daphne odora and exclaim over the iris reticulata and hellebores; we'll try to identify all 20+ different types of snowdrops and we'll eat cake - that's the way to do it!!!!!!!!!!!! 


Posted: 10/02/2014 at 19:45


Verdun wrote (see)

There's a psychopafh just up the road from me.  It leads all the way down to the beach. 



Don't take that new car through any floods!  That being said, do you remember when I got my convertible in Nov '11, we had floods here too and I got teased that I should have got a submersible - all the marshes here were flooded and there was nowhere to go for a walk - not as bad as is happening elsewhere now of course, but look what happened after the last floods - a glorious summer!  Maybe there's another one just around the corner 


Posted: 10/02/2014 at 19:41

Lily, we could always have a virtual snowdrop walk here 

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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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 11:57

Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:19

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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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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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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