Latest posts by Dovefromabove

A Gardener's Hands

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 16:13

At this time of year I have unbroken fingernails and reasonable looking hands, but very soon I'll have broken nails and chapped and sore hands and they'll remain like that until the winter has set in again

I wear cotton gardening gloves for as many jobs as possible, but they're not comfortable or practical for every task.

I've tried all sorts of hand creams to help my hands - which do you find works best on a gardener's hands?

soil pests

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 15:58

Not sure what sort of creatures you're talking about.  Can you post a photo or a better description?

Most of the invertebrates in the garden make a useful contribution to the eco-system and are friends to the gardener.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 14:20

I think that camellia is absolutely gorgeous Wonky  - that gorgeous central boss of golden stamens against the delicate creamy silk petals - like a wonderful embroidery.

Love it - and a complete bargain


Posted: 21/02/2016 at 13:49

Wonky - glad to see spring's arrived in your garden

My garden's catching up with yours - have a look on the Garden Pictures thread

Plant ID

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 12:24

Afraid I agree with Pansyface. 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 12:20

Gorgeous fritillaries

 Iris ret. 'Alida'

 Iris ret. 'Harmony'    (got the focus a bit wrong  )

 Crocus 'Snow Bunting'

It's amazing what a couple of days of sunshine will do

Plant ID

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 12:08

Hi Petula - click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions to upload a photo.  Sometimes it takes a while ... if it doesn't work let us know and we'll try to help

Reclaimed chimney pot

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 12:02

Yes I agree with Fairy and Obelixx. 

Using Nitromors or similar runs the risk of the mix of paint and stripper being absorbed by the terracotta of the chimney pot, and then you'll never get rid of it.

East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 11:27
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Looks good but needed a proof reader. They have perfumed Daphne's

I'm up for a trip





I would invite David K, but it's a long way for his little motorbike to travel with that load

Secret garden

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 11:20

Do you get a monthly email about it?  Can you access it via that?

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