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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Growing plants in sterile medium

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 12:54

Hospital wards now don't allow patients to have vases of fresh flowers by their beds because the water in the vase can harbour bacteria, and I imagine that it's the danger of infection while her immune system is damaged due to chemo etc that the doctors are worried about. 

While I understand that you want to cheer her up and help her get back to a normal life, as she's been so very poorly I'd really take the doctors' advice on board. 

Maybe there's other ways of helping her enjoy plants etc. while she's getting her strength and immune system back - planning new planting schemes, looking at specialist seed catalogues, making a list of gardens to visit in the spring?

Hang out the washing

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 12:48

GWRS   - we have two and recommended them earlier - see my post of 26/04/14 - really useful.


Posted: 20/11/2014 at 11:31

BitKnit - we get quite competitive about being up and about early in the morning!  It's often me but I had a lie-in this morning

More power to Mr Panda's elbow - good on him

searching for unusual plants

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 11:28

Zanna, you access Private Messages by clicking on your user name in the top right hand corner of the screen.

Hang out the washing

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 11:17

I'm looking forward to helping Mark with his gardening - do you think he's into roses, salvias, honeysuckle etc, or is he more of a veg man

Average Spend in garden centre

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 11:13

The problem with being close to the city centre is that land is so expensive and nurseries/garden centres need a fairly large area!  I'm afraid that start-up costs/overheads will be high

Hang out the washing

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 09:59

Mark, please excuse my cynicism - we get a lot of  advertising spam posted on here - do you have any commercial/financial involvement with the company you're 'advertising'?

It's very unusual for anyone other than a Spammer to make their first post advertising a non-gardening product - Spammers usually find this site by Googling the item they're selling - in this case it looks as if you've googled 'rotary washing lines' and found this site - hence your post.

If I'm wrong and you found this site because you've an interest in gardening, then please accept my apologies



Posted: 20/11/2014 at 08:42

Ah, but as David's trans-atlantic his post was made during his yesterday even if it was our today



Posted: 20/11/2014 at 07:51


Good morning folks

Daffodil Bulbs

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 07:36
Chrissy wrote (see)

I was just going to keep them in the attic until the harsh frost had gone then put the tubs in the garden!

nutcutlet really?!

when is best to plant them? 

As Nutcutlet says - plant them outside in the ground now - spring bulbs should be planted outside from mid September to mid October, but it'll be ok to plant them now. 

Plant small bulbs 3 to 4 inches deep and the larger ones about 6 inches deep. 

They're tough as old boots and will be fine in the snow and frost and will cheer you up as they peek through in the spring.

Don't be tempted to clear snow away from them as they're peeking through - it will actually keep them protected from the worst of the cold temperatures.


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