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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 20:55

Welcome Eynsham Red   You live in a lovely part of the world.  

So glad to hear that your health is improved - friends of mine went through a similar proceedure a few years ago and the improvment in his quality of life is remarkable - and his wife and children's anxiety about his health is much lessened.  

I look forward to hearing more about your garden, and in particular the projected pond - we are also trying to find room for a small wildlife pond in our garden over the next year 

What to bring in over winter

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 20:45

Think I'd put the cuttings in a well-ventilated coldframe - raise the pots off the ground so they drain well. 

Marjoram and rosemary should be outside as long as their feet don't get too soggy - last winter the bed where my rosemary was turned into a small pond and it was looking sorry for itself, some of the leaves were yellowing  - I dug the rosemary out and put it in a  pot of John Innes No 3 with an equal quantity of grit - put the pot in a sheltered corner, wrapped the pot with bubblewrap (not the plant) and made sure that the pot was raised up so that it drained well.  The rosemary recovered and grew really well - it's staying in a pot from now on 


Posted: 04/11/2013 at 20:37

Thanks everyone 

Still got problems with Forum

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 20:25

Daniel's assured me they're on the list and the techies are working through it - hopefully all will be much better soon 


Posted: 04/11/2013 at 20:22

Tomorrow Nut 

...and todays identity crisis is...!!!

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 20:22

Here too 

Apple blossom

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 20:13

Think I'd pinch them out - that's probably what Ryan meant 

But thinking about it - the blossoms are going to get killed off by hard frosts in the winter - in effect they'll be pinched out.  Don't know whether the fruiting spurs that have flowered will flower again in the spring - somehow I doubt it 


Posted: 04/11/2013 at 20:05

Hello folks  Nackered of Norfolk here - they  got their money's worth out of me today 

No frost here this morning, but they're threatening us with it tonight 


Posted: 04/11/2013 at 07:57

I keep one pair in the hallway and another in the car boot - just in case.

Springs on my shoes ................. Boing!!!  off to work .... 


Posted: 04/11/2013 at 07:15

Good morning Stacey   It's not the shoes - it's the coiled spring-like things that fit over the soles - marvellous!!!  Now I'm not trapped indoors in icey weather 

Have a lovely photo session!


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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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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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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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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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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