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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Raised Borders with Sleepers

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 07:24

We had a low retaining wall of sleepers put in around four years ago to hold a bank in place - the builder who did the work used new pressure treated sleepers and said they didn't need lining - we'll see ...........


Posted: 11/08/2015 at 07:20

Good morning all

A very hot and sticky night and none of the promised rain - I really will have to water the front border today or I think the clematis may turn up their toes    I wonder if there's enough water left in the water butts ........

I don't do ladders any more - really lost my head for heights when my thyroid packed up so we got the builders to decorate earlier this year after they'd finished some alterations and replastered a couple of ceilings-  a quick off white all round except for the bathroom and kitchen which are a pale slatey-blue - the builder did the big living space and the hall, stairs and landing.  OH and I will do the bedrooms as and when, but they were done just before we moved in so will last a while as long as we're not messy.

ground elder help please.

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 17:02

You can use a paintbrush to paint Roundup onto the leaves.

What happened to my grass!!

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 17:00

I'll check ........

 It's working fine - it just doesn't work from iPhones.  Click on the green tree icon and follow the instructions ... let us know if it doesn't work

calling the forum cooks

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 16:33

When my (business) partner and I had a catering business/B&B/tea shop we made scones from scratch every morning  - it didn't take long - there were always a few cooked ones  in the freezer in case of emergencies but we tried not to use them in the tea shop if at all possible. 

Gardening gloves and sweaty hands

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 16:27
Welshonion wrote (see)
You really have to wonder about guys who join the board; pick a fight and stomp off on their first thread!

Hmm bit unfair WO - Mowerman has been here a few weeks now, started 5 threads and made 23 posts.

Foxgloves, is it too late to sow?

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 12:46

I wait until the seedpods are dry and beginning to open, then cut the stems and just swish them over the border where I want foxgloves to grow - they do the rest themselves - all I have to do is thin them out a bit when they've germinated

What happened to my grass!!

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 12:44

Hello and welcome to the forum

Can you post a pic of the lawn so that we can get some clues?  Click on the green tree icon on the toolbar to upload a photo

Bulbs and Weeds

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 11:59

Lucky you - I love walnut trees and walnuts.  However, one of the difficulties is that the tree roots exude a substance that prevents some plants from growing near it. 

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Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Tree Nursery bankrupt - online auction

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Ilex crenata

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Last Post: 21/11/2015 at 18:16

Saying goodbye

Farewell to a friend 
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Last Post: 21/11/2015 at 10:18

It's different in Cornwall

Undisputable proof!!! 
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Last Post: 16/11/2015 at 13:06

A Point of View

Our relationship with Gardening 
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Last Post: 19/10/2015 at 18:48

Autumn colour

Photos of the autumn jewels in our gardens 
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Last Post: 31/10/2015 at 09:46

Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Last Post: 02/10/2015 at 07:49

Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Last Post: 13/09/2015 at 15:52

Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Last Post: 12/09/2015 at 15:37

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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