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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Is this a massive Dogwood?

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 10:27

Looks like a philadelphus to me

Growing leaves

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 09:49

Alexsia - there's all sorts here and all sorts are welcome - do feel free to pop in for a chat (about anything) on the Hello Forkers thread - (start at the end, not the beginning, it'll take you a year to read it all).

Wwe just dip in and out, saying hello, exchanging news whether it be gardening, pet, hobby or whatever

And your thread has given me the nudge I needed - when we came here I was determined to grow some foliage for flower arrangements - I must focus on that now ...

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 09:44

Have a lovely day - I hope that you can relax and enjoy it as much as your visitors undoubtedly will

Growing leaves

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 08:26

I know - I'm a farmer's daughter and in the past I've found it impossible to just keep a few hens in the back garden - I consider the breed, the feed, the yield, the health, I show them, I hatch eggs and increase the 'flock' and in no time at all I've got a smallholding   A sort of 'do it properly or not at all' mentality

People who know nothing about hens just have a few in a chicken run and enjoy them 

Potentilla hedge = too many flowers?

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 08:21

Hi Louise

What a lovely idea - and of course hedges are so helpful to many sorts of wildlife.

Can you tell us a bit about the site for the hedge?  What is growing iaround it?  It's hard to judge whether the potentilla would be 'too much' without knowing what else is going on there.

Maybe a picture of the garden? 

Growing leaves

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 07:39

I know several people who arrange flowers (for local church etc) who have a small clump of asparagus in the garden, purely for the foliage - they planted it years ago, they leave it alone and simply cut the fern when they need it for the foliage.  It can be as simple as that.

They buy asparagus to eat from the farm shop


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 07:28

This website is for the GW magazine.

The website for the GW programme is here


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 07:21

Good morning Hosta   Hope work today flies by and you're soon back in the garden to enjoy the evening

Have had a quick read back - isn't it lovely to be sooooooo busy in the garden

BL - hope today goes well and that you can relax and enjoy it - perhaps take a glass of something cheering to dull the pain (as long as it's not contra-indicated with any antibotics - there seems to be a popular misconception that you mustn't take alcohol with them, but I think that Fidget will bear me out that only applies to some - most are fine if an occasional apero is taken

KEF, glad you had a nice evening 'with' friends

Pdoc - enjoy

Everyone else help yourselves to lots of hugs and smiles as appropriate ................


Lemon balm and bachelors button advice please

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 20:49

We had lemon balm in the garden on the farm when I was a child - after it had flowered and before it set seed Ma would cut it hard back to just a very few inches tall.  That would prevent it seeding everywhere.  Instead it would soon grow more foliage and look lush and attractive again.

Don't forget, a handful of lemon balm leaves steeped in boiling water makes a lovely relaxing drink, especially before bedtime.  Sweeten with honey if liked.


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 20:38

Relax - it blooms on new growth

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