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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 17:57

Fingers crossed - that all sounds very hopeful


Posted: 02/01/2015 at 17:50

You could be Lizzie's Busy Lizzie

Back from visiting Aged Ps - both quite well, Ma not too muddled, Pa just old and tired.  I left them to get on with their Shepherd's Pie and trifle and visited son - think he had a housework blitz when I phoned and said I was coming - everything very clean and shiny and a smell of polish! LOL

Pdoc, sorry your greenhouse wasn't insured   When we moved here I was determined to have one, but there's nowhere to put one really - can't go under the ash trees as they drop twigs, and anyway it'd go all green, and anywhere else would just be all wrong - so now I've just got a little wooden mini-greenhouse.  It does mean that I can't go and potter in it when the weather's bad and I don't have a potting bench etc, but I do my potting up on sunny days on the table on the terrace - OH can have his studio doors slid back and bring the coffee or Sauv. blanc out to me while I'm potting - every cloud has a silver lining

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 10:32

Aha, I'd missed your post Chicky

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 10:16

Could Panda's silvery leaved foliage plant be Helichrysum petiolare?

Often used for bedding and pots so it would go with the others.


Posted: 02/01/2015 at 07:51

Chuckle!  It seems your iPad has a mind of it's own Stacey


Posted: 02/01/2015 at 07:33

What sort is your 'giant' Lesley?

Sweet pea advice

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 07:08

Not an expert either but I'd pinch the tops out.  You'll find the sweet pea expert here

fragrant flowers

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 06:59

The most fragrant flower I know is the Mignonette (Reseda odorata) - at one time grown in every village cottage garden - I remember walking past a garden and smelling it as a child.  Not the most showy of flowers, but it can perfume a whole garden, and it's a British native so good for insects.   This thread has reminded me and I shall order some seeds

A bit more about it here


Posted: 02/01/2015 at 06:35

Good morning all   Jolly blustery out there - a minimum of 4.6C overnight.  Esio Trot was simply marvellous!!!  Oscars deserved all around !!!

I haven't watched Eastenders for years - not since the kidnapping of Kat's baby - broke my heart - I couldn't bear it.   The only 'soap' I follow now is The Archers

Planning to visit the Aged Ps later today - maybe son too if he's around - but he may be helping friends who are about to produce his Godson - they have two little girls who may need ferrying to grandparents! 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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