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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 11:01

Oh, I thought we'd decided on 'Rumpled'

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 11:00

Wonky and I think Monty's middle name must be Rumpled - but we like him that way - it suits him   (a little joke there, nearly as good as one of Verdun's )

Can't imagine what he'd look like if he were suited, booted and pressed to within an inch of his life with his hair all tidy - he certainly wouldn't look like Monty


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 10:57

It's definitely Snow in Summer


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 09:59

Foxes steal and bury eggs!


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 09:52

Whatever it is, a water scarecrow will get it!


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 09:47

Get a water scarecrow - available from Amazon etc.

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 09:14
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

....My general rule of thumb is that yellow variegations will take more sun than white, indeed in too much shade the yellow can become green. ...

Right, my other yellow one (H. June Fever) has joined H. Stained Glass in the sunnier part of the terrace.

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 09:08
KT53 wrote (see)

You're right Wintersong.  Why does the BBC, which is supposedly not a commercial channel, start every programme with "The Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by......."?


For the same reason as showjumping has jumps with the name of the sponsors on them, and football grounds have the names of the sponsors on hoardings around the pitch and on the shirts of the players etc.  Gone are the days when if such things were appearing on the BBC they would be covered up.  Horticultural shows, football, art exhibitions etc, are businesses.  They wouldn't exist without huge investment from sponsors - the sponsors wouldn't and couldn't invest the money unless their businesses benefitted in some way - it's what makes the world go around.

To expand furrther, this website is run by a commercial company which makes it's money from advertising - forum members are the beneficiaries of that (especially those of us who run Ad-blockers on our pcs).

Spongy Grass in a walled garden

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 07:47

Is the lawn 'spongy' because it's been regularly mowed, but not raked/scarified and a layer of thatch has built up?

I'd try aerating/scarifying/feeding and see if that improves things. 

Others may have more ideas .......

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 07:29

That's great about Sue Beesley  

I see she has Geum 'Flames of Passion' - I have that in my front border - it's gorgeous.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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