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Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Moving Raspberries & Goosberries

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 08:29

I agree Verdun - hadn't thought of that - I was relating the situation to my own.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 08:23

Fg, glad you're feeling a bit better - I suggest we both have a quiet day on the sofa with a book or some rubbish telly

Talkback: How to force amaryllis bulbs for Christmas

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 08:09

Sarah Raven has some smashing ones http://www.sarahraven.com/flowers/bulbs/amaryllis

Just noticed they're for delivery after Christmas, so no help to you - sorry.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 08:07

Can't be any more miserable and dark than it is here Panda   It's horrid - even OH is complaining about the weather, and he doesn't usually notice it much! 

Have a great day yourself

Moles in my compost bins.

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 08:00

Keep turning the compost - poke a stick in it and jiggle it around thoroughly every day.  It'll help to deter them, whoever they are.

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 07:57

It was a really lovely day

And the train journey there and back across the Cambridgeshire fens was great too.  Wonderful cloudscapes.  And in the morning I saw a heron, and a handsome cock pheasant perching on the top bar of a field gate staring at a beautiful barn owl who was perched on the gate post staring back at him.  On the journey back I saw what I think was the same barn owl flying low quartering the fields in the dusk.  Wonderful

Advice about the pond

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 07:50

I just purloined some netting from my late FIL's shed - black nylon and the sort you can buy off the roll - think he used it to keep pigeons off the cabbages.  I've seen it sold by the metre in garden centres.

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 07:44

Well, if you react like that when dancing in public no wonder you worry about looking a prat!  Calm down dear!!!

 

I think we should return to talking about Christmas Shopping!  and I never thought I'd hear myself saying that!!! 

Can you recommend a hardy perennial climber?

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 07:39

Climbing hydrangea (H. petiolaris).  It loves the shade and clings to the wall itself so you don't need trellis or wires (although it will appreciate a little help while it's still small).  It has lovely creamy panicles of flowers in the summer and although it does lose it's leaves in lthe winter, I always think that the tracery of stems on a wall in the winter look really beautiful.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/397.shtml

It grows close to the wall and can be kept trimmed back even more closely if needed.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38

Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02
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