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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Digging new beds.

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 08:08

Looking really good Sara - as someone who spent the first year in this garden digging out similar roots from ivy and some large trees, I know how you feel.  

I don't know if it's of any interest, but we've replaced our garden washing line (we had one like yours) with ones similar to this  http://www.laundrycompany.co.uk/products/MetaltexSkomerDuoWallMountedRetractableClothesLine.aspx?gclid=CInNk5Gy87wCFQ_HtAodpRkAHw

fixed to the house wall at one end and a sturdy post at the fence end - then when we're not drying laundry the lines are retracted and no one runs the risk of decapitation and the garden looks much more attractive.   Just a thought 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 07:45

Good morning Stacey  

I must get on over the next few days and plan out the patch we're going to concentrate on next, under the biggest ash tree - and also the new bed at the front of the house - then I can put a spade in OH's hands 

Identification required

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 07:31

Whatever they are - pot them on into some good compost in individual pots and put them in a sheltered corner or coldframe - I'd put them on a bed of grit to guard against slugs - especially with the delphiniums! and inspect them for slug and snails frequently.  Wth a bit of tlc now they'll soon be ready to plant out 

Helleborus argutifolius?

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 07:28
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I like funny smells. I'm the one who stands in garden centres sniffing frittillary bulbs.

Yet another thing we have in common Nut  I love the smell of Crown Imperials 

Garlic Planting

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 07:26

Yes, bury the whole tube leaving the top of the soil at the same level.   Incorporate some grit to improve drainage - digging a trench alongside the veg patch will lower the water table in that area.  

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 07:23

Bumping 

Huge garden hedge

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 07:11

Good luck - do be careful with the chain saw!!!  I know of people who've had very nasty injuries because they didn't follow the safety advice - there's some guidance here http://www.teagasc.ie/forestry/docs/advice/HSA_Guide_timber_chainsaws.pdf 

 

Let us know how you get on with the garden 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 07:05

Good morning all   It seems I missed a lot of cake and celebrations yesterday evening as I was concentrating on lacy knitting.

Temp down to 0.9C overnight - the forecast is dry for this morning with rain this afternoon - I might get some gentle hoeing done on the Shady Bank this morning - it's never too early to catch those germinating weed seeds 

Manure

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 06:57

Hi Barbie

that sounds like a good plan - it's exactly what I plan to do - let's hope the weather is fine for us 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 17:45

Hello, just popping in for a few minutes - yes I did drop exactly two stitches - think I've got the pattern back to where it should be - it is a complex one  and Columbo keeps distracting me. 

BL -  I've been taking Vit C and doing the mouthwash thing - I hardly ever get colds - I'm definitely not as chesty this afternoon. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Brown patch on lawn

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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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