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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Identify tree and pruning advice

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 15:02

My parents had a Cedrus deodara aurea in their last garden - they planted it when my daughter was born 37 years ago - it's a gorgeous and elegant tree - the space where it stands looks roughly the same size as that part of your garden (if that makes sense )

Hello Everyone

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 14:12

I have no objection to Nigel (dog) being in the background when things are going on in the garden - that's the way gardens are - I wouldn't want Nigel's fans' enthusiasm for him to take over the programme - but I don't think that has happened.

Now if we were talking about Pdoc taking over the programme - that would be a different matter


Posted: 24/02/2015 at 12:44

Rb - commiserations to your OH - I must say that I'm feeling much better in myself at the moment - able to do stuff (indoors, not going outside - the wind's like a knife).  I've made a cottage pie and cleaned up the kitchen.  I'll make the pud when I've had a bit of lunch ...

Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 12:32

Tootles - understood and appreciated

Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 11:09

If you wear gloves to garden where cats have defecated be sure to rinse them thoroughly outside and remove them before you go indoors - do not wash your hands with gardening gloves on in the kitchen sink - there is a risk of contracting toxoplasmosis from gardens soiled by cats and the damage that can be done to a foetus if contracted during pregnancy is horrendous .


Posted: 24/02/2015 at 10:52

Hi Louise - have a look at Gardening with Conifers by Adrian Bloom

you'll have more options than you dreamed of.

I bet Verdun will come up with some great suggestions too

Sorry, my link shows the USA site, but Adrian Bloom is an English gardener and the book is available in the UK.

Ugly new garden

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 10:49

Beware of laying gravel over concrete - my brother had a large area of gravel laid over a hard surface - it will move underfoot - one day his foot slipped on the gravel and he broke his ankle in two places - no joke for a man in his 50s - 8 years on he still has trouble with it.  Seek advice from someone - don't know who but there must be safer options!

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 10:34

Good heads up Edd.  I've had free prescriptions for some years due to a thyroid condtion but fortunately I was aware that my certificate needed renewing and did just that. 

It does seem odd that one should have to renew an exemption which is for a 'life long' condtion

Now I'm fortunate enough to be so old that my prescriptions are free anyway

Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 09:45

Thank you Gemma   I do try to be and I do see both sides - I love cats and have had many of them (and have also seen many killed on the roads) - however I do feel that I should be free not to plunge my hands into carnivore excrement in my own garden if that is my choice.

I think that sometimes a bit of  'he who is not for us is against us ' creeps in and that's a shame.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Autumn colour

Photos of the autumn jewels in our gardens 
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Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Last Post: 13/09/2015 at 15:52

Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Last Post: 12/09/2015 at 15:37

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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