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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

I need a shade loving plant that does not need much watering.

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 17:35

All of them do.  Another one to consider are the New Guinea Impatiens hybrids - they'll flower all summer and autumn, lots of lovely colours, happy in shade, but they do need watering! 

You can buy them ready to plant in your tub from most garden centres at this time of year. 

Rugosa Roases.

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 16:49

Sorry, I didn't mean Taylors - they're for clematis - the one I meant was the late great Peter Beales' Classic Roses site - here's a link 

Think the sun has gone to my head


Posted: 18/05/2014 at 16:45

Just been sitting outside listening to a green woodpecker yaffling too, while a family of baby blue tits get taught how to help themselves to the contents of our bird feeders and a blackbird splashed me when having a dip in the birdbath - a very good day 

Flummoxed by foxglove!!

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 16:43

Hmmm, the only one I can find at the moment is Pam's Split's-Split-1-young-plant/prod4324.html  

and a very similar one, but I'm sure I've seen an orangey yellow one .............. 

Flummoxed by foxglove!!

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 16:37

There are varieties of foxglove which have been bred to have split flowers - Pam's Split is one, and there are others. I shall google ..................

Market Stall/Polytunnel

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:30

Rather than a market stall why not see if you can supply a local farm shop?  Our local one has difficulty in sourcing some more unusual fruit and veg and different varieties of things and would be interested in a smallholder who could do that. 

Rugosa Roases.

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:28

I really wouldn't use a rugosa in the border - they're really quite rampant and sucker a lot - they're usually used for hedging - very good for deterring intruders 

Why not have a look on Taylors' website and see what takes your fancy - the search facility at the side is really helpful. 

Morning glory seedlings dying

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:25



Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:22
Dovefromabove wrote (see)
Oh lucky lucky you! I've not heard one for 4 years.

Just heard one a short way away from our garden - I'm a very happy Dove 


Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:08

We've got two retractable ones that are fixed to the back wall of the house, and then they clip onto a fence post at the bottom of the garden.  When not being used they retract back and disappear - loads of drying space  and with a clothes prop they get any bit of breeze that's going, which at the last house we found was sometimes a problem with whirligig ones.

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