Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 09:29
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

Lily, if you're about Billy Ocean on Radio 2, singing live 

I've been listening to him - hasn't it been fantastic!!! 


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 09:22

Rosemummy, I've got clematis on a north-facing fence and they're very happy - have a look at Taylors Clematis website - they'll tell you which clematis are happy in the shade 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 09:18
David K wrote (see)

Bless you, sweet is that?

You've added a ickle twig-stake to each of your plants and even tied that's dedication.  When I suggested twiggy bits, I thinking of *bushy twiggy bits. However, it has to be said that they're looking much better than when they were in the garage. 

*Silver birch are good.

Thinking about it, this coddling (as I call it) seems to be a woman maternal thing.

Not if the woman grew up on a farm where field peas were drilled in the autumn and rolled with a heavy roller as soon as they had three sets of leaves (equivalent of pinching out) and then left to withstand the worst that the winter and the woodpigeons could throw at them - I know peas are tough 


Beginner gardener with small London garden

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 09:10
Edd wrote (see)

Yes you are both right. The plant is your neighbours and you can cut it back but You have to return the clippings as they belong to the neighbour.

Always a good idea to mention to your neighbour that you'll be doing this - it can look slightly ????????? to find a load of hedge trimmings chucked over your boundary and can cause ill feeling, which I'm sure you can well do without 

Topsoil help needed

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 08:30

A spit is the depth of the blade of your spade, so what Mike means is to dig it to that depth

starting a cottage garden

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 08:27

That's the lovely thing about cottage gardens - there are no rules, no real styles, just grow what you like and what you need and move it about until it looks happy and makes you happy 

Lawn re-sowing dilema

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 08:02



Posted: 28/03/2014 at 08:01
MrsGarden wrote (see)

That's it...

Fidget, yes yes yes

pleeease cherry brandy

Whoever )dove?) had lime icecream - was that prompted by key lime pie on masterchef?

Night all.

Love it 

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 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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Have you seen this rose?

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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Brown patch on lawn

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How to get around the current problem .... 
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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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