Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Who are they???

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 11:48

Think I'd go just for lavender, planted fairly close and trimmed short straight after flowering so it stays compact and tidy.

I'm sure if you ask at your local garden centre they'll either provide a planting service or be able to recommend someone. 


Posted: 23/01/2016 at 11:45

Fishy pedicures Lyn - apparently some fish like nibbling dead skin from toes and heels - think it's been stopped as it was an ideal way to spread veruccas and athlete's foot

Ladder for garden wall

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 11:42

Depends how nimble you are Mark - there's been a time when I'd have been happy with a rope ladder, but nowadays I'd like a set of sturdy wooden steps and a hand rail. 



Posted: 23/01/2016 at 10:39

Oooh, haven't had slow-roast shoulder of lamb for ages and ages ... must put it on the menu soon

I knew I wasn't cut out for this h*sew*k lark - I've just done a Bathroom Blitz - and knocked one of the Moth Orchids off the windowsill and smashed the pot ... that's something else for the Homebase list

At least it meant I had to do the floor properly too

Combatting the Spanish Slug

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 10:30

We get the big dark orange ones that do that - but these Spanish ones are different - they're mottled pale orange/beige/grey and devour everything   I've only seen them in this garden in the last 18 months, whereas the big orange ones were here when we arrived.  I leave the big orange ones alone, but show no mercy to the Spanish ones

3 new garden progs this week.......

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 08:46


Combatting the Spanish Slug

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 08:44

I thought you may be interested in this article in our local press

BBC looking for new Gardeners World presenter

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 08:17

Sounds like we might be able to provide them with the Ant and Dec of the Gardening World


Posted: 23/01/2016 at 07:38

Salix caprea will root easily if they're in the side of a pond/ditch - they like 'mud'.  We once propped a duck's nest up with pussy willow stems from a large vase in the house as an emergency measure when we saw it toppling into the pond.  Now there's a large clump of pussy willow at the edge of the pond

New garden - suggestions for design please

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 07:22

Hello Sandyv and welcome

What a delicious spot!  Very 'Secret Garden' - ish. 

I'd like to make a grass 'pathway' leading to the door, with a big grass circle in the centre for your firepit, and then fill the rest of the space with a shrubbery and spring bulbs and woodland flowers, so that it continues the 'slightly neglected romantic' theme of the ivy on the old wall etc. 

Perhaps an old pump trickling water into a stone basin/trough sunk into the ground - it'd soon be covered with moss and lichen, and with a few native daffodils planted around it would look wonderful. 

There's also lots of space for wildlife - bird and bat boxes, hedgehog homes etc which love it there.

What is the big tree on the right?

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