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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

is this clematis cirrhosa?

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 11:38

It's a very pretty thing - I like that - now where could I put it? 


Posted: 03/05/2014 at 09:57
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

....I love it that Chicky's children are chicklets!

 Me too 


I suppose mine are squabs 

buttercups in my lawn

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 09:46

If you don't want to go the Weed & Feed route you could try using the contact glyphosate sticks and then dig them out with a daisy-grubber when the top growth is dead - that way you'd be doubly sure 


Posted: 03/05/2014 at 09:07

Hear! Hear! David  - I thoroughly agree.  When my Pa went to live in The Lovely Home he'd been given a maximum of 6 months to live by his GP and the hospital - he'd nearly expired several times and the Liverpool Pathway Plan was written up for him.  That was in 2010!!!  The amazing love and care given by the staff there is fantastic - yesterday he was looking forward to entertainment by a Doris Day lookalike - that's a sure-fire way to keep him chipper at 94 years old!  Ma's ongoing slide into confusion is being dealt with so kindly and with such understanding - I cannot praise the staff highly enough. 

As you say, there are a lot of very good people out there - thank goodness!!!


Posted: 03/05/2014 at 08:48

Oooh, bacon and mushroom - now I'm hungry - I'd better get dressed and go up to the farm shop - brunch is calling ............ 

SW Facing front.

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 07:28

I'd go for a cottage-style planting - paeonies, foxgloves, a pretty rose (Bonica would do very well there)  surrounded by forget-me-knots and tulips in the spring and alchemilla mollis later on, and then some Aster frikartii Monch and some pink Achillea 'Pretty Belinda' for autumn colour. 

Buried treasure

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 07:21

The mind boggle!!!  

Maybe he'd dug the hole because he didn't like his wife's cooking, but he chickened out and instead of burying her in it he put the cooker in there 

Butterfly Release 2013

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 07:07

If rearing and releasing Painted Ladies it would be a good idea to grow some thistles, an good nectar source for the butterflies and an important food source for the caterpillars - then you might have them breeding in the wild in your garden 


Posted: 03/05/2014 at 06:53

I wouldn't choose to move it now, but if it's going to need more space then prepare the bed well with lots of organic matter and take it with a large rootball.  Water it in well.

I'd prefer to leave it until it dies down in the autumn before moving it, but then you'd have to leave it another year before harvesting.  

If it's been moved twice this season only pick very lightly next year. 


Posted: 03/05/2014 at 06:42

Good morning KEF & AWB 

The back garden here is pretty sheltered as it's near the bottom of a terraced slope so the fences stop the cold air rolling down - the front is a bit of a frost hollow, but no sign of frost out there either.  It would be interesting to have a garden thermometer in the front garden as well, to see the difference in the temperatures, but ......... it's probably not going to happen - I could spend the money on so many other things. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Brown patch on lawn

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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