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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

splitting rhubarb

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 16:38

That's about right Tootles   Is this the first year of growing after planting? 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 16:35

Hope the weather next Sunday is as good as today's - we've got an amazing sunset going on at the moment too 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 16:32
KEF wrote (see)

That is so not fair!


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 16:30

KEF - you've got Primula denticulata (drumstick primulas) - I've got a few but the VWs got at them before I used the nematodes - hopefully they'll recover a bit this year.

If anyone's keen on primulas, the woodlands and watergardens at Fairhaven, absolutely crammed with naturalised Candelabra Primulas are worthy of a day out - they do a guided tour this year it's on 25th May, but of course the gardens are open every day - right in the middle of the Norfolk Broads 

Lots of pics of the Fairhaven Garden primulas here


Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 16:23

We'll raise a cuppa to 'Absent Friends' and we'll have a piece of cake on your behalf - beware, all calories eaten on your behalf will go on your hips, not ours 

Managing a laurel hedge around a boundary wall

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 16:18

Nut, I agree - it gives it a lush and generous look - and also trimming it so that it is absolutely flush with the wall would risk damaging the hedge trimmers.

Malcolm   It looks perfect as it is - I would just keep it like that, slightly proud of the wall, with regular trimming two or maybe three times a year with an electric hedge clipper - I know they're not recommended for laurel as they cut through the large leaves leaving a raw edge which might go brown - possibly you're going to have to go over it from time to time with secateurs removing any individual leaves which are spoiling the look of the hedge by turning brown - a bit of a faff but in my humble opinion worth it to maintain the beautiful boundary you have there - hopefully the rest of the garden has been planted and maintained with just as good an eye - I hope you're very happy in your new garden. 


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 16:06

Fairygirl  can you give our bathroom a wave with your wand please?  The builder's going to come some time this year to regrout and redecorate, until then it looks a bit sorry for itself even when we give it a good going over 

Panda, that lot sounds a bargain 

Confused by my group 3 clematis

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 16:03

Cloud8 - have you given yours the book to read?  Show it the right page and use a highlighter pen for the important bits - they're not terribly quick on the uptake you know 

Enjoy the sunshine 

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 15:31

KEF they're going to be gorgeous in a day or so 

What to do with left over turfs of grass?

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 15:17

I'm going to be lifting some turves for a new bed soon (or rather OH is )  I'm going to put them in the bottom of one of our wooden compost bins,

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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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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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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Growing Mushrooms

Has anyone done it on purpose? 
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