Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Reclaimed chimney pot

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 12:02

Yes I agree with Fairy and Obelixx. 

Using Nitromors or similar runs the risk of the mix of paint and stripper being absorbed by the terracotta of the chimney pot, and then you'll never get rid of it.

East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 11:27
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Looks good but needed a proof reader. They have perfumed Daphne's

I'm up for a trip





I would invite David K, but it's a long way for his little motorbike to travel with that load

Secret garden

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 11:20

Do you get a monthly email about it?  Can you access it via that?


Posted: 21/02/2016 at 10:02

So glad your flat move is working out right for you eventually Wonky - I know how much you'll enjoy your garden this summer now that you can walk straight out of your door into the sunshine

A cream camellia sounds enchanting

East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 09:56

It's a high-energy food - we're girding our loins for spring  ... baking also gives gardeners something useful to do in wet weather   


Posted: 21/02/2016 at 09:44

My only proviso with Lyn's advice would be if it's a standard - if so don't cut it back to two inches from the soil!!!


An idiot who thought he knew best nipped the tops out of some special fuchsia cuttings I was growing for standards - that was nearly 40 years ago and I've still not forgiven him

Plastic boards

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 09:40

Probably cheaper if you can get them second hand or from a skip - otherwise I'd stick to scaffold boards or similar.

Secret garden

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 09:37

I've not found a problem - I've sent a message to the GW Office and I'm sure they'll get back to you tomorrow. 

East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 09:34

Gorgeous David  

but for a moment I thought you were offering  us cake

David K wrote (see) appetizer.




East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 09:13

While we were eating cake in the café on the Snowdrop Walk this week, we talked about arranging an expedition to see bluebells.

We talked about various venues and I promised to do a bit of research ... we mentioned Blickling Hall ... it seems that there are lovely bluebell woods on the estate and of course there are lovely gardens, the house itself and several eateries). 

We won't be able to set a date yet as so much will depend on the weather between now and then, but what do you think?

For photos of the bluebell woods click on this link and scroll down

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