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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Camera Corner

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 08:54

Oooh those look fantastic - I've never been to Westonbirt - this is obviously the time of year to go - better put that in my diary for next year 


Posted: 07/11/2013 at 08:49

It's probably because you're using a iPad or something swish and clever like that - I think people in your elevated position will be getting the new exclusive Christmas Smilies that come out a bit closer to Christmas and are scented with pine needles and mulled wine

Is it too late too kill grass. Help with herbicide?

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 08:46

I'm going to dig a large new border in our front lawn this winter - I plan to  mow the lawn then lift the grass as slabs of turf and stack them upside down in a corner of the back garden to break down and use with compost later.  It will then be simple (ish) to dig the beds over and incorporate farmyard manure and compost etc to prepare for planting. 


Posted: 07/11/2013 at 08:42

Good morning GillyL  I'm trying hard to find a lower gear  - at the moment I seem to have Top Gear or Idle 


Posted: 07/11/2013 at 08:35

Sounds a good design John  Watch out, I can imagine requests from friends and family!

What would you treat yourself to?

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 08:31

I'm in exactly the same situation as you Lavande - I've been given £30 in gardening vouchers by my work colleagues as a retirement present - I will be digging a new border in the front garden over the winter and shall buy something to remember my time with them.  I'm thinking it may be a rose, possibly rosa glauca, or  rosa sericea pteracantha Red Wings (those colleagues are a lovely bunch, but fierce  when roused!!!) ;-/



Posted: 07/11/2013 at 08:15

Can you find out where your local Hedgehog Rescue place is and give them a ring or send them an email and see what they think? 


This site might be able to help


Posted: 07/11/2013 at 08:13

Good morning all   How's this for a lie in?   

Mind you, I'm showered and dressed, breakfast and coffee eaten and second coffee on the go, and a load of washing is in the machine - the skie looks blue with white fluffies and I might just go out shopping later this morning ..... or I might not ..... this retirement thingy is just making me indecisive 

Runner Bean White Lady

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 20:10

Yes, the seeds of white flowered beans are white, but the pods should be brown and a bit papery when the seeds are ripe, don't you think?


Posted: 06/11/2013 at 20:07

I find that the perfume of paperwhites is so strong that it can bring on an asthma attack in OH - the only time I grew them they had to be jettisoned to the outdoors 

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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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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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 22:12

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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