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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Shed roof

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 13:38

You can buy 'mats' of sedums to establish on roofs - you need to get the sub-strata right first to ensure good drainage etc, and ensure the roof is strong enough.  Once the plants and growing medium hold water you'd be surprised how heavy it gets!

ID Please

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 13:34
Berghill wrote (see)

Cerastium tomentosum aka Snow in Summer, a right thug it is too!

I've always found it quite controllable 


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 13:33
Fairygirl wrote (see)

But there's more of him to go round Dove so he's good value 'pound for pound'..........

Prefer the skinny wiry type myself - opposites attract 


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 13:27
Fairygirl wrote (see)

No Dove. Absolutely not.

You can have Mr Salmond  

I'd really rather not Fg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ID Please

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 13:26

Well, it's an olive then

That's two of you having roast chicken - and yours is nearest to us Alan ........... Chardonnay, Beaujolais or both? 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 13:24

Tom Petty - Free fallin - one of the best records ever - you can play that one to see me off when my time comes!

And The Big O is god!!!  

and  I'm also a big Chuck Berry fan

and I've adored Placido for years 

I didn't see that du Pré programme - unless it was a repeat - I saw one a few years ago.  

Verdun, my zimmer needs a wash and brush up - you had it last - your turn 

ID Please

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 13:08

Olive - there's a thought ...  think I'd pot it up and wait and see what happens 

ID Please

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:57

I might be wrong Alan - don't panic yet  ............. and don't lean too far out of the window!!!

It's pretty blustery here and has turned cooler - what's it like with you on the coast?

Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:56

I listen to the birds in the trees and whatever OH has on the radio in the studio - he usually has the door open onto the terrace when I'm gardening - it's likely to be Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto, or Nick Drake, or Kate Bush or Erik Satie or Talking Heads or Bach cello suites ............ almost anything really  ...... we share pretty eclectic tastes in music.

One of our favourite Sunday listens is Charles Trenet's Extraordinary Garden 

You're probably all very thankful you don't live next door 

ID Please

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:46

Not sure Alan - looks alarmingly like a salix (willow) of some kind to me, but given that there's some 400 different types .............  

and it might be something else entirely  - it is a bit blurry - any chance of a clearer pic a bit closer up?

But the uploading is brilliant 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove


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ID please

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Does anyone recognise this? 
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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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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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