Dovefromabove


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Watering can issue....

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 13:25

And don't leave water in the watering cans then the slime won't build up.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 13:24

Hello Wonky - glad you're having a good day

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 13:23

Spent a lovely couple of hours in the garden (popping in for the occasional mug of coffee), cutting back, pruning, tieing in etc and making plans for a 'sort of'

pergola in the south-west facing corner where the poorly ash tree used to be. 

 Now we've had lunch and the sun has moved to the other side of the house, so I've tidied away and come indoors - there's roast lamb and potato and leek boulangere to prepare for supper 

York Stone Courtyard

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 13:11

I think a lawn, especially in a courtyard type situation, would need much more maintenance than a paved stone one. 

Save your money, get a garden vac for much the same money as a lawnmower  and save yourself a lot of work. 

A lawn needs raking, scarifying, feeding, weeding, mowing etc if it's going to withstand a family playing on it.  And you can hardly ever walk on a lawn in the winter without damaging it and causing ongoing problems.

Added to which, grass will not grow well in the shade of a large tree.  There's probably a reason why that area was paved over.

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Browse/ID72/33011455/c_1/1%7Ccategory_root%7CHome+and+garden%7C33005908/c_2/2%7C33005908%7CLawnmowers+and+garden+power+tools%7C33007285/c_3/3%7Ccat_33007285%7CLeaf+blowers+and+garden+vacs%7C33011455.htm

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 12:11
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Flippin' 'eck Dove - seasonal goonies!  

Now that's posh....

Not posh - just takes up less room in the suitcase when we go and crash at Hosta's pad

Can't insert a link!

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 11:00

To post a link to a website just cut and paste from the address bar then hit the Return key. 

To post a chunk of text you can just cut and paste, but as you also need to credit the author and publication to avoid copyright issues it's simpler just to post a link to the website.  Like this

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/site-feedback/cant-insert-a-link/937484.html

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 10:56

Goodness me Kylie!!!  How you've changed!!!!!!!

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 10:26

Welcome back Gardeners Boy   Yes, glad last year is in the past, and the sun's shining at least for today ... onwards and upwards  

Fairygirl wrote (see)

I'm thinking of getting a dressing gown to replace my fleeces now - seems to be the in thing!   Maybe not purple though....  

Mine's not really purple, more of a slatey grey-ish mauve - rather an elegant colour really - quite a posh label from TKMaxx - fleecy but with satin bound edges -  cost peanuts.  In the summer it's replaced by a cream and deep rose silky one from Per Una.

tulip growing problem

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 10:01

Absolutely agree with Fairygirl. 

The variety you are growing is Tulipa x gregii Red Riding Hood, a low growing dwarf hybrid.  It's flowering exactly as it should.

The taller Darwin  types (shown in Papi Jo's link) flower later. 

Growing sage

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 09:47

My sage is in an east-facing bed, gets shade half of the day and all the rain that runs off the terrace and in the winter is frequently up to it's knees in water and has been under snow for 10 weeks at a time, and still survives and is huge and has to be cut back hard every spring - I'll do it any day now - however we're on a gritty loam - I can only presume that's what keeps it happy. 

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