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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

new Lupins gone all brown

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 20:10

Hi PurpleChris

Can you post a pic or two of the poorly lupins so we can look for clues?

To upload a pic you need to click on the gree tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions

Fig tree pruning

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 20:05

It needs as many leaves as it can have in order to photosynthesise and produce energy and grow - the leaves will get bigger anyway.

Neonicotinoids and bees

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 19:57

You can sign a petition to keep the ban on neonicotinoids here

Talkback: Is it OK to compost tea bags?

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 19:48

Many teabags aren't made just of paper - they also contain polypropylene

see here

I put them on the compost heap and pick the uncomposted bits out later when I spread the compost on the veg patch.

Christopher Lloyd -The cottage garden

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 18:45

Of course, OH has a Paypal account - I'll get him to pay you

PM me with the details and I'll send you my address

Now I'm getting very excited   I love Gt Dixter and Christopher Lloyd's writing. This book will be doubly treasured as  when I've read it I'll lend it to Wonky Womble who, in case you hadn't picked it up, is my darling daughter   but she'll have to give it back to me.............. just warning her


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 18:34

Fidget   I keep meaning to say - Rosa glauca is looking happy and has lots of buds and Roscoea Kew Beauty has just peeked through   Thanks.

Do you think the cow parsley might be bronze rather than purple 'cos it's been in the shade under the magnolia?

Verdun, what colour kniphofias and what have you planted them next to?

Dd ...  a set cheesecake ......... haven't made one for a while ........mmmm   I usually make baked ones ... I might just have to .........

Christopher Lloyd -The cottage garden

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 18:20

Katherine, I'd love to buy it from you - I was only looking at it on Amazon the other  day and put it on my Wish List for Christmas. 

Please let me know how much the postage will be and I'll PM you my address and send you a cheque


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 18:11

Lots done today - the bigger tomatoes potted on, ditto the courgettes, and some sorting out in the little greenhouse, weeding the raised beds and lots and lots of watering of all the recently planted perennials in the font garden.  Calendula seedlings are through as is the purple sprouting broccoli.  No sign of the sunflowers yet ... but I keep telling Wonky to be patient

The temp got up to just over 20C today - from time to time it felt really warm sitting in the sun on the terrace, then a big dark cloud would hide the sun and I'd have to put my jacket back on.  There's still a blustery wind too. 

Wintersong ((hugs)) - rest, rest and more rest - prescribed by Dr Dove!!!

Liri - lovely news that your mum's feeling a bit more like herself.

BL - How exciting!!! Very impressed here!!!

Wonky!!!  Lupins and buns!!!  Well, I suppose a girl's gotta eat .......

Jimmy, the birds are eating us out of house and home at the moment

Hope Pdoc's feeling better

Talkback: Subscriber Club online

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 16:58

Hi Ken,

The Editor Daniel Haynes posted this message on another thread yesterday

Daniel Haynes wrote (see)

Hello Orchid Lady and Singing Gardener,

The bank holiday has affected production/print schedules, so the June issue is shipping a few days later than usual. You should receive your copy either today or tomorrow - do please let us know if not!

Daniel Haynes

I think some people have received copies today.

Hope that helps

Strange Conifer growth

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 16:54

Hi Reg

To upload a photo on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post.  If you get an error message ignore it and wait - it should be ok.

If it still doesn't upload you may need to reduce the size a bit.

Good luck

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