Latest posts by Dovefromabove

New Lawn

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 19:25

Whereabouts are you John Thomas?  We've been promised some frost and possibly light snowfall over the next few days ...


Posted: 19/11/2015 at 19:22

The tree man cometh tomorrow morning!  It'll be a huge change in the garden ...


Posted: 19/11/2015 at 17:54

Thank you Grassy

Fg-  Federer beat Nishikori in three sets. 

Probably a good idea Rb removed her post - an incident like that is likely to be subject to a police investigation and possibly a court case - best it's not all  over the internet at the moment

Falstaff climbing rose

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 16:30

It's doing it all underground - developing a good root structure to support a lot of growth above - first things first


Posted: 19/11/2015 at 16:10

Hello folks - back from visiting Ma - she is very happy (fluttering her eyelashes at the male carer who took her for a push around the town this morning).  Talking complete bunkum - but very happy.  A bag of fruit pastilles for her handbag made life even better

Wet and miserable here now 8.9C at the moment.  The sun is low in the west and as supper is prepped I'm on the sofa with you lot, my knitting and Roger Federer (might as well try to pick up a few tips ).

I know I said I don't like the heat Hosta, but have you got room for a middle-sized one in your suitcase?  Perhaps I could learn to like it

On the other hand, I've just noticed Hellebore orientalis Mrs Betty Ranicar has buds just beginning to burst open, and a Christmas Rose type hellebore in the front garden is in full bloom; Clematis cirrhosa 'Freckles' is covered with flowers as is Viburnum Bodnantense Charles Lamont.   Just think of all the things I'd miss if I wasn't here in the winter

split level garden landscaping

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 15:49

If you dig below the water table it will fill up with water, whether or not you have a wall around it - it will be like a sump. 

Tell us more about your garden, show us some photos, and maybe we can come up with some suggestions about giving the  impression of a change of levels and other interesting features it would be possible to create in your garden


Posted: 19/11/2015 at 10:11

Heading south to visit Ma when I've finished this coffee ... see you later folks


Posted: 19/11/2015 at 08:46

Good morning Pdoc

Bay trees help

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 07:45

I don't think they'll be happy in normal multi-purpose compost -  fine for short-lived bedding plants etc, but they need something more substantial - they're trees and need proper soil i.e. loam-based compost in a large container .

coppicing the hazels

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 07:41

That's made a difference Nut   It'll be interesting to see how the increase in sunlight affects that spot

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