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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

On-line purchases

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 13:47

Fair enough Verdun - they are cheaper  

I suppose I benefit from not paying postage as they're so local to me so they can get my order ready for me and I can pick it up as I go past - that's if I'm too rushed visitng Ma to actually call in and wander around - I can spend all day there.

On-line purchases

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 13:38

Here's the Good Guys thread with lots of recommendations

I've never found better than these


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 13:34

As well as cutting both the lawns, the front border has been hoed and weeded, some more hellebore babies from 'Tutu' have been potted up and pots of expiring tulips have been put out of site behind the raised bed.  OH has swept, hosed and scrubbed the terrace and I've sloshed about in the pond removing blanket weed - a frog looked a bit bemused but stayed where he was. 

Now my feet are up and I'm having some lovely local Binham Blue cheese with the last of the crusty boule I bought from Southwold the other day. 

After lunch I've some aquilegias and delphiniums to find space for in the front border - hopefully the rain that's forecast for tomorrow will water them in well.

After that I'll put a lemon and tarragon chicken in to roast.  We'll have that with new potatoes (Majorcan) and some braised lettuce and peas.  It all sounds very French - shame the sky's clouding over - it doesn't look as if supper on the terrace is on the cards. 

Advice about fig

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 11:25

This summer will be the third year I've had mine - it's a Brown Turkey.  It burst into leaf about a week ago - it's in a big pot (24"x24"x24"approx) outside in a sheltered corner of the terrace facing south-ish.  At the moment it's taking a watering can full every other day. 


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 11:21

Good luck Verdun - maybe he should get some nice old-fashioned hand tools - power tools are soooooooooo noisy and antii-social.  If diplomacy doesn't work, what about a smokey bonfire when the wind's in the right direction - that'd send him indoors (only joking).

Well, both lawns are mowed, but I only got one border edged 'cos the strimmer ran out of blue string and I'd forgotten to get a replacement when I fitted the last reel - I suppose I'll have to go to the GC (again) later in the week

Now there's some goosegrass to remove from around the clematis.


Advice about fig

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 10:55

Is it dry?  Although it needs free-draining compost and doesn't like to have wet feet, mine is quite thirsty at this time of year

Keepers or chuckers?

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 10:53

That looks like Ox-eye daisy to me,

or Moon Daisies as my childfren called them - see Noggin and the Moon Mouse

Anyone else get slightly "rare" bird visitors?

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 10:48

IAs well as sunflower hearts, dried and fresh mealworms and ground feed, I've started feeding  suet pellets containing mealworms in a peanut holder - I find that as well as being visited by the blue and great tits, the house sparrows just love these as do the starlings.  The starlings also have to work just a bit harder to cling onto the wire so don't make quite such pigs of themselves as they do on the suet blocks, and this gives the smaller brds a chance.

Is this a massive Dogwood?

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 10:27

Looks like a philadelphus to me

Growing leaves

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 09:49

Alexsia - there's all sorts here and all sorts are welcome - do feel free to pop in for a chat (about anything) on the Hello Forkers thread - (start at the end, not the beginning, it'll take you a year to read it all).

Wwe just dip in and out, saying hello, exchanging news whether it be gardening, pet, hobby or whatever

And your thread has given me the nudge I needed - when we came here I was determined to grow some foliage for flower arrangements - I must focus on that now ...

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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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