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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

problem solving

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 06:25

I find that with many sources of advice, it helps to ask why one source says do this while the other says do that  - I look for differences in soil, weather, temperature, condition of plant ...... all sorts of things, and then try to make a judgement as to which will best suit the circumstances of my plants in my garden. 

And of course, come on here and ask away - it's good to 'talk'

Chrysanth cuttings

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 06:21

I think that with all 'Do this weekend' type features, we have to take into account, as you are doing, the condition of the plants (as well as the condition of the soil and the state of the weather). 

It sounds to me as if you are making a sensible judgement - let them make sturdy little plants before putting out.


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 06:10

Good morning all

A garden visit sounds a very good idea


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 20:18

Hope that the 'cruel to be kind' treatment works Hosta, and that you're soon much more mobile and painfree.

Yvie - poor little one - ear ache is soooooo horrid

I think Panda deserves a medal - or at least she will after the trip

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 20:05

It's all looking wonderful - I hope you can relax and enjoy the weekend and bask in the glory of your lovely garden

My neighbours dont want me to use my land to grow a garden

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 18:50

What about a sign or two (or even three)  - BEWARE OF TICKS! 


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 18:20

It does seem to vary with different types of seed.  Parsnips have notoriously poor germination rates once they're more than a season or two old.  I've also found that stored grass seed has poor germination, no matter how well it's been stored.  Tomato seed (if properly harvested and stored) seems to be viable for ever.

Doing a germination test is a very good idea before  you waste compost, energy and time.

Another identification please?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 16:39

Snap Dave

Another identification please?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 16:38

One of the Geranium sanguineums? There's lots of them, all very similar.

Frosts ?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 13:38

I find this helpful .

Mind you, I keep a close eye on the local weather forercast and I also record the maximum and minimum temperatures in the garden each day/night and compare them with the forecast max and min - so I know how sheltered the garden is.

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