Latest posts by Dovefromabove

How to improve the Trowel?

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 07:46

Strength of the bit where the blade and handle join, and a comfortable wooden handle are all I ask of a trowel


Edited to add:  and a nice leather thong for hanging it on the back of the shed door!


Posted: 27/01/2016 at 07:25

Sssssssssssssh!  everyone .... Clari's still asleep


Posted: 27/01/2016 at 07:24
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Morning all.

In bed at 9.15 last night and slept almost unbroken until 8am.

Hubby confronted our next door neighbour yesterday in bar and said :

" you kept us awake all last night. Try it again and I'll break the door down and rip your f***in head off"

Seemed to have done the trick.



Morning Hosta    I thought he was the 'strong silent type' ... he must be a vision when he's roused .... must've terrified the neighbour   Glad you got some sleep

Don't worry about the rain - your lake is getting closer to the garden - you won't have so far to go to feed the swans - and no chance of a hose-pipe ban this year .... so they say

Sweet Peas

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 07:14

I don't soak them either ... although I think that if I had some sweet pea seed that had been in the back of the drawer for a few years then I probably would.


Posted: 27/01/2016 at 07:11

Oooh so it is Chicky!


Posted: 27/01/2016 at 07:05

I've seen Nut's greenhouse - I can vouch for the fact that it does look very smart and certainly looks much newer than 10 years old

Clematis not flowering

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 06:54
ian cameron dromore wrote (see)
Not Sure what Clematis it is other than it has small dark purple flowers and attempts to flower in June. Thanks for all the advice. I will certainly try them out

Ian - when it tries to flower please post some pictures of flowers and leaves - Richard Hodson is a well-known authority on clematis and I'm sure he'll identify which type it is for you - then he can advise you how to treat it in order for it to perform at its best..


Posted: 27/01/2016 at 06:49

Good morning all   G'day  to Pat and Ginger if they're looking in

Hope you and Lovely Hub had a great night's sleep Wonky ... hope everyone else did too   

  ....... you're probably all still in the Land of Nod!

Slug resistant hostas

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 06:44

I've not grown Hosta Bressingham Blue, but I do have  H. Hadspens Blue which the slugs seem to leave fairly well alone. 

Some hostas have tougher more 'corrugated' leaves and these are the ones that they seem to ignore.  They also seems to leave H. Sum and Substance alone fairly well too.

I'm sure Hostafan and others who grow more hostas than I do will be along soon and have more to say.

Compost again

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 19:14

Ash from firewood logs is great.

Ash from reclaimed timber which has been painted or treated in some way is not so good - like coal ash it can contaminate the soil.

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