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Posted: 21/11/2013 at 19:17

Oh James - sorry to hear that  follow doctors' orders and we'll keep our fingers very crossed that you make a swift recovery!


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 18:47
star gaze lily wrote (see)

........................ Glad you're feeling better Dove, are you enjoying your retirement?

 Don't get me wrong - I loved my job - but I was so tired and rushed all the time - I'll swear I can feel my BP going down 

Visiting Wonderful Gardens

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 18:44

Oh yes  - what would be the most important things to see?

I'd love to see the hellebores, but then I'll probably see most of them when I go for the snowdrops.  Later on there's the agapanthus and euphorbias, and of course the veg garden and glasshouses ....... what do you think?


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 18:19

We've got  'leftover soup' this evening - OH's is the leftover duck cassoulet from yesterday, with added veg turned into soup - mine is the leftover braised lettuce & peas from the day before, with some sliced leek and turned into stock.  It's great now that I'm not tired all the time - I've got much more energy to be creative with my cooking 

Haven't started Christmas shopping yet - must get around to making a list 

Quick screening fix needed

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 17:20

That must be a virtual mountain range! 

planting Hawthorh from cuttings

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 17:19

Oh  I would respectfully disagree Berghill - I've known many a fine hawthorn hedge in my time, close clipped or allowed to grow to their full glory and flower and fruit.  

Nothing better for birds and insects, and the thorns really aren't that bad - nothing like blackthorn, and I've been actively involved in a large amount of hedge cutting. 

 Whatever hedge you grow, you're going to have to dispose of the trimmings. 

silly quotes

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 16:15

Fine words butter no parsnips



Posted: 21/11/2013 at 15:28

Woody perhaps, with your recent elevation, you might ask him? 

Plants for a waterlogged garden?

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 14:00



DonnaInSussex wrote (see)

I have lined the pots with grit, but the soil itself seems to retain water, presumably because the air is damp. .... 

Raise your pots up on tiles/bricks/pot feet, making sure you don't block drainage holes - that will help the soil in your pots to drain.

Flowers in small pots!

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 13:29

Goodness me the Mods were quick off the mark there!!!  There it was - Gone!!! 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 11:57

Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:19

Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Last Post: 04/03/2014 at 08:00

Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 13:28

Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:05

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:27

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 17:33

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Last Post: 28/12/2013 at 14:46

Happy Endings

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Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 17:57

Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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