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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

how to bulk up soil?

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 15:04

how to bulk up soil?

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 15:00

Mulching with home made garden compost

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 14:57

Hurrah!  Proper gardening has started - fruit bushes pruned, espalier pear pruned and tied in, clematis and roses pruned,  some of the perennials cut back, FB&B scattered around fruit bushes, shrubs, broad beans, PSB and cabbages - I'm a happy bunny


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 14:51

Showered and lotioned and new manicure done (clear - it's the gardening season now!).  It's clouded over and is not so nice out there now - I'm so happy that I've done a large part of the outstanding work. 

KEF, just keep that hail up your way please - we don't want it!


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 13:26

Panda - you have a reply

New hedge

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 13:04

A fedge is by nature see-through

 Is this the sort of thing you're looking for?


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 12:47
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)
......  We watched the old Poldark last winter. Look forward to the new.

We watched the old one too - OH doesn't believe the new one will be as good - he doesn't think Verdun will be anything like as beautiful as Angharad Rees


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 12:42
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

morning all. bright and breezy here too.

...  Dove glad you had a good sleep. What a difference it makes eh?

It does I've actually been out in the garden doing stuff - pruning gooseberries, cutting back raspberries, pruning roses and clematis and supervising OH hooking next door's Russian Vine's expeditionary tendrils out of our biggest ash tree   Next door say that it came from this garden originally, but before we moved here.   I've  also pruned the pear tree and put new espalier wires in, moved some pots around and scattered some FB&B around shrubs, PSB and cabbages.  

I've seen leucojum and primula buds bursting  and chopped back some perennials that are making new growth lower down.  That's enough for today - I'm bushed

I shall spend the rest of the afternoon on the sofa recovering - when I've eaten some falafel and had a shower (in that order ). 

Spring really has sprung


Help little grey bugs found in meyer lemons roots help please!!

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 08:36

You don't need help - they won't do any harm - encourage birds and amphibians and they'll eat them and eat the harmful insects too.


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 08:32

Good morning all   I just had 10 hours sleep and woke to brilliant sunshine!!!   Don't think I've ever slept that long before!

I'm itching to get out in the garden but OH says the wind is cold and I should wait another day or so until I've stopped sneezing and coughing

Dd, have a lovely holiday!

Has everyone heard, Verdun's going to be on the telly!

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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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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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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