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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Diamond Wedding Anniversary gift

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 09:42

There is a gorgeous buff-yellow HT rose called Diamond Jubilee  It is continuous flowering and has a good perfume.


Building a garden bed over cement plzzzz help

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 07:57

What sort of fertilizer and how much did you use?  It sounds to me as if you may have overdone the feeding.

I agree with Lyn, a good book on growing veg so that you get a grasp of the basics is a good idea - maybe Santa will bring you one

Grow your own Vegetables by Joy Larkcom is a good one and is available via Amazon.

Then you'll know what to do, when and what with - then if your plants and performing according to the book then we can try to help put them back on track.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 07:52

Hugs Lynn - don't forget that link about support for carers that I posted.  As Lesley says, if you don't look after yourself who's going to look after them?  You need some respite.


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 07:49

Good morning all

Hope things improve Yvie ((hugs))

Lots to do today, Farm Shop, Christmas cards, tidying, sorting and making lists.  I also need to find some boxes to put books and stuff in as when we come back after Christmas the whole of the downstairs, plus hall, landing and bathroom are going to be redecorated!!!


Posted: 05/12/2014 at 20:49

Hello all I'm home I had a lovely day  I'd have recognised M anywhere  and she said the same about me. Strangely enough, although we've not seen each other or been in touch our lives seem to have followed linked and intertwined paths and there have been some very coincidental coincidences  

A couple of glasses each of the white chilled stuff, a good three course lunch (well, no point in stinting ourselves, the weather's turned cooler) and about 3 hours of chatting later and we had to get our respective trains home again. We'll not leave it another 42 years before we meet up again

Well, I'd better find out what's been going on here ....


Posted: 05/12/2014 at 07:21

I'll ask Daniel


Posted: 05/12/2014 at 06:51

Good morning all

Temps yesterday were low - the highest it got up to all day was 5.1C and then only dropped to 4.3C overnight, where it remains this morning so far.

Today I'm off out on the train to meet up with someone I was at school with a very long time ago - we've not seen hide nor hair of each other since we were 20 so it should be interesting.

Moving small trees and shrubs

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 06:43

Is this rented property or are you selling it?  If selling then there are legal steps you have to take before removing any plants .

Just thought I'd mention it - don't want you to have any problems


Clematis present

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 06:38

If you don't want to ask them to change it, then I think I'd pot it on; plant it into a larger pot into some good compost and put it in a sheltered place for the winter.  The leaves may have picked up some bacterial lurgy this autumn (there's been a lot of 'em about) so when the leaves fall gather them up and burn them.  With some tlc it may well make a good recovery - if the new growth in the spring looks healthy then you can plant it out.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 06:31


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