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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Can someone tell me when's it's best to hard prune a lilac?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 10:36

The people opposite are having their big one cut back as I type (well, actually the chap is having a mug of coffee at the moment, but he's done most of it). 

We shall see what transpires ....

Garlic and onions vs the rain

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 09:30

As long as they're not waterlogged, warm soil and wet weather is a good combination for growth in my experience.

Plant protection

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 09:13

You can buy it on Amazon and at most garden centres that I've been in.

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 09:03

  If it rains too much that means we'll just have to natter a bit more

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 09:01

When my son was small we put up decorations for his birthday on the 22nd - but the tree didn't go up until the day after his birthday - in an attempt to make his day different and special for him. 

This year I suspect that for the first year ever we won't put a tree up - we're with MIL for Christmas Day, and then the Lovely Builder arrives here to decorate the kitchen, sitting room, dining room, bathroom, hall and landing!

But we will have an arrangement of holly, ivy, pinecones etc that can just be plonked in the garden when the builders arrive. 

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 08:45

Snoodle has bought our train tickets - we're going come Hell or High Water!  I'm sure there's lots to see in the cafeteria  

And I'll wear my waterproof pink jacket - that stopped the rain at Anglesey Abbey didn't it?!

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 08:37

I agree Lesley - both my son and my OH have birthdays in the week before Christmas!  Birthday cards are on my shopping list NOW!

And as for those of us who have birthdays in January - unless people have planned ahead all we get is what is left in the New Year Sales

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 08:35

Lyn - fingers crossed for good news

Vote for Bob

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 08:34



Posted: 10/10/2014 at 08:28

Good morning all

You've both beaten me

Clari - good idea about the plant for 16 year olds.  I used to despair of the huge number dying plants in social work offices - I used to tell them, 'if you're not observant enough to notice that a plant is in trouble, how are you going to notice a child with problems?'  - however, my tongue was in my cheek  - most of the plants that died in our offices were the victims of long hours, huge caseloads and unreliable heating!

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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