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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Can my dying rhododendron be saved?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 12:13

You can scrape the bark gently with your thumbnail - if it's green beneath the surface the branch is alive - if it's brown it's a goner.


Posted: 08/03/2015 at 12:10

We've been out in the garden since about 9am   It's gorgeous out there, tee shirts and bare arms!!!   OH has been wonderful - he's mowed both lawns, raked the gravel on the drive and emptied one of the big compost bins and mulched the whole f the Shady Bank and the Wilderness  

I've cut things back in the front garden (salvias, asters etc) and tidied some more perennials on the Shady Bank and started planting up the new bit of Wilderness - Lamium 'Beacon Silver', Cyclamen coum, and a Ranunculus ficaria 'Brazen Hussy' I found on the Shady Bank when we moved here.  I thought it had perished - I didn't see it last year - but just as I was instructing OH on the finer points of mulching I saw three little bronze leaves and exclaimed 'I've found a Brazen Hussy' - OH thought gardening had suddenly become more interesting   Anyway, I've moved it to between the hazel bushes where it can spread and shine in the spring sunshine  

When I've had a coffee I'm going to plant my snowdrops

Mouldy compost

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 10:02

I wouldn't worry about it - just a bit of algae - it won't harm the plant - enjoy your rose

wild flower mix

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 10:01



Posted: 08/03/2015 at 08:59
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

Morning all.

Lovely neighbours BM. Horses are usually gentle animals, it's just their size that makes them scarey! Loved that link, Dove. Those big ones are usually the gentlest of all.

More sunshine.

A friend had a 3 year old Shire x gelding called Kelly - her 4 year old son was quite used to being put up on him bareback when we were getting the horses in from the field in the afternoon and he usually just held onto a handful of mane and was fine, but one day the boy was being silly (as they do - I'd never have put my son up there) and he slipped and slithered down Kelly's shoulder and landed just where Kelly was about to put his hoof ......................... Kelly froze with his hoof in the air and didn't move until Mum had rushed around and grabbed her child.  Such a sensible horse

Ponies are much more trouble than horses in my experience

Ever been had ??

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 07:39

Oh that is sooooooooooooo gorgeous!!!   


Posted: 08/03/2015 at 07:31

I expect they look big if you're not used to them - I grew up around horses and used to  ride, so those ones don't look especialy big to me   These ones are much bigger - they make the ground shake


Posted: 08/03/2015 at 07:12

Good morning Beaus Mum - what lovely neighbours you have there


Posted: 08/03/2015 at 06:53

Good morning all  

No one up yet??? 

New Secret Garden feature

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 06:41

Posy - Daniel Haynes is the Editor of the Gardeners World website  You'll see his name on the front page of this forum.  A PM is a Private Message - if you go to the top right hand corner of this page and click on your name you'll see some options - click on My Messages and you'll have the option of sending a message to Daniel

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Shock!!! Horror!!!

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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

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