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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

over wintering garlic - what should it be doing?

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 09:59

Real person here Clara   (I think )  Anyway, we planted our garlic three weekends ago, it's now about 4" tall and looking happy.  Yours will be happy too - you don't have to do anything to it.  It needs a cold spell - that will make the growing bulb split into individual corms.  

Just keep an eye to make sure marauding and inquisitive birds don't pull it up to see what's on the other end.  

Waterpistols and wirenetting might be helpful with that   Or maybe those children's windmills on sticks ?

Enjoy your gardening.


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 09:54

Had planned on gingercake - seems the right time of year for it somehow - maybe someone else will make lemon drizzle   Two cakes will be good, but even then may not be sufficient - there's lots more people on here nowadays 

japanese anemone

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 09:47


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 09:47

 LOL!!!  Yes please Lily - probably several 

Anyone for tea and cake at 3.30?


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 09:34

Can someone please remind me to order some bubblewrap for my outside pots!  OH needs some too for paintings, we'll go halves on a whole roll - but I'll need reminding!!!

japanese anemone

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 09:33

No Nut, don't think I have your email or phone number (if I had them they've been written somewhere safe where I'll never find them again )

I imagine we might see you on Monday?

growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 08:57

Great for goldfinches - even in a town centre my daughter gets goldfinches feeding on the Love in a Mist aka nigella in her back garden. 


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 08:55

If you've applied it as instructed on the packet and it doesn't work, then I'd contact the manufacturers and ask for their advice. 


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 08:51

The lawn in our back garden is more clover and selfheal than anything else - it remained much greener this summer than the front, which was turfed a few years ago and is mainly grass and dandelions - I will do something about the dandelions as the seed blows across to elderly neighbour's lawn and I've a feeling he worries about it 


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 08:49

Hello Forester - I'd love to do a good long walk agan, before my Aged Ps became quite so Aged my OH and I used to do a good long walk most weekends but now they need lots of visiting so it's not happened for a few years!  Soon I'll be retired and will have more time (it'll be so nice to see more of you says Ma ) so hopefully good long walks will happen again soon.  

It's still dry outside and there's a robin singing it's socks off, so as soon as breakfast is over there's a load of washing to hang out, then it's clearing the runner beans for starters .... 

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