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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Monty and his Kniphofia

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 15:40

That's what Monty said

Odd Bod Bird

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 15:36

He's obviously survived the winter like that so it can't be too much of a problem for him - from what I can see the wing feathers appear normal.

Following on 'Advice on Lawn Problem'

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 15:33

It's hard to tell from the photo - they could be Soft Rush but that usually appears in clumps in very wet or boggy conditions.

Is the lawn poorly drained?

gardening advice programmes

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 10:42

Works for me Pdoc - and the fact that I fall asleep so easily when bored

rose leaves

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 10:37

It's a myth that roses with 7 leaflets on are suckers!

Many ramblers and other types of roses naturally have 7 leaflets (sometimes more, sometimes less) - I once knew a widow who dug out her late husband's pride and joy (Rosa glauca) in the mistaken belief that it had 'gone wild'.   I didn't have the heart to explain ......

Monty and his Kniphofia

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 10:25

It's what people know about how to grow them that's important, not how to pronounce them - as well as being generous enough to share their knowledge kindly and without  intimidating others.

Help ID tree/shrub

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 10:22

I agree that 1. looks like Escallonia. 

Not sure at all about the second - can't see it very clearly.


Posted: 26/04/2015 at 10:16

Mrs G - a horrid thing to have happened - I know a little of what you're feeling 'cos a similar thing happened to my son last year - he was jumped from behind and kicked unconscious after having told a lad off for racially abusing a shopkeeper and messing about with his car - eventually the lad was sent to the Young Offenders for a few months (second time!).  He's out now but if he puts a foot wrong again he'll go in the big boys' prison 'cos he's 18 now.  Hopefully that will be a deterrent!

I understand how difficult it is for your son to understand (concrete thinking etc) - he must want wrong doing to be punished.  Am I right in remembering he's on the autistic spectrum?  Maybe the Autistic Society can provide some counselling or at least some tips on how you can help him put the episode to bed.  Good luck ((hugs))

My lovely OH has announced that he's coming with me to visit Ma - I wasn't going to ask him but he's picked up that it's the first 'proper' visit since Pa died - he's such a great support

gardening advice programmes

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 09:44

We seem to have had a winter schedule full of gardening programmes

We've had the Big Dreams, Small Spaces series (I understand there's another one in the pipeline), and the Great British Garden Revival and the Allotment Challenge, plus programmes about the Queen's Garden etc - in fact the Telegraph talks of a 'deluge' of gardening programmes

And on GW Carol's doing the very relevant regular feature on rejuvenating a neglected garden (how many queries do we get about that on here?) .

Yes, Beechgrove is different to GW - there's no point in them both covering the same ground - to me they appear to complement each other.

What I find so hard to understand is the need for some people to declare allegiance to one programme or the other - they're not football teams!

gardening advice programmes

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 08:31

Oh dear - I hadn't realised it was a competition

Can we not enjoy both of them or watch whichever one we prefer?

I think Nutcutlet had the best suggestion

nutcutlet wrote (see)

I think what we need is a designated  thread entitled 'Whinge about GW and MD'

Then us gardeners can ignore it and get on with the real stuff of life.

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