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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

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'.


Posted: 27/03/2014 at 22:06

Loud rumble of thunder here a minute ago!  Won't keep me awake after my early start this morning.

See you tomorrow folks -sweet dreams everyone 


Posted: 27/03/2014 at 21:18

Hello folks - I'm home   Builders have finished and tidied up but it's all dark and I can't see anything - OH said that it all looks fabulous - they opened my coldframe for me in the morning and he shut it up this evening and wrapped the fig tree in fleece.    

I'll inspect in the morning and report back

Doc, rest up and treat yourself gently - you've got to last the summer through!!!   Verdun, whatever happened to Customer Service and The Customer's Always Right???  

Panda, Clari, Tracey, Rosemummy, Lily Stacey, Scroggin, Gg, MrsG.and everyone else  - hello from me but don't expect a lot this evening, I'm shattered and OH says he's getting some Coconut and Lime Icecream out of the freezer 

Leather Jackets

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 05:32

If you've got neighbours with chickens, have a go at sweeping them up and feeding them to the chickens - they love them.

Or maybe get a couple of chickens yourself?    Just an idea .................... 

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Crown Prince squash???

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ID please

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Does anyone recognise this? 
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Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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