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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

starting a cottage garden

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 08:27

That's the lovely thing about cottage gardens - there are no rules, no real styles, just grow what you like and what you need and move it about until it looks happy and makes you happy 

Lawn re-sowing dilema

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 08:02



Posted: 28/03/2014 at 08:01
MrsGarden wrote (see)

That's it...

Fidget, yes yes yes

pleeease cherry brandy

Whoever )dove?) had lime icecream - was that prompted by key lime pie on masterchef?

Night all.

Love it 

Lawn re-sowing dilema

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 07:58

Totally agree with Verdun and Fairygirl 

Except ........ where Verdun says "........ then sow seed from opposite direction...."  I think he means ".... sow it at right angles to the first sowing .... "  don't you Verdun?


Rose cuttings: timing

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 06:59

Maybe we're talking about 'air-layering' - the talk of 'bags' suggests that to me.

Although why one would bother to air-layer a rose when cuttings strike so easily I'm not sure 


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 06:25

My clematis viticella venosa violacae arrived from Taylors the other day, looking very healthy - it'll be planted shortly 

I have a Duchess of Edinburgh in this garden and I've grown it before elsewhere - it seems to take a while to get going and has been quite fussy about where it lives, really not liking much direct sun - once it gets going it's a beautiful thing 



Posted: 28/03/2014 at 05:58

Good morning folks   Wide awake at 5am again!!!  Getting up early yesterday has triggered the old body clock alarm!  Never mind - I've padded around the garden in my pjs, dressing gown and crocs, smiling broadly at the Lovely Builder's handiwork   I'll take some pics later on.  

Hefty's been about and made a right mess on the terrace, bits of his supper scattered around while he picks out his favourite bits, and he's left the usual 'deposit' 


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 05:45

Driving home from son's yesterday evening, two muntjac grazing in the middle of a stubble field a couple of hundred yards from the A12.

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 05:36

Welcome Steve 


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 05:34

I'll do my best but he comes out quite late and you know how early I fall asleep on the sofa - we sometimes peek outside with a torch just before we go up to bed, and catch him chomping on his peanuts!

OH is a really light sleeper and sometimes complains that he has been kept awake by hedgehogs snuffling on the terrace!  

He's a really messy feeder (Hefty that is, not OH ) - he scatters bits of food all over the place - there's quite a mess out there this morning, and a 'deposit'.

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