London (change)
Today 25°C / 17°C
Tomorrow 24°C / 16°C


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 12:28

 Wanda primroses on my Shady Bank 

First time hanging baskets

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 12:18
Saffron Sunshine wrote (see)

.... I need some advise on what to choose

I would love the flowers to be as colorful as possible and to live happily in my garden throughout the spring and summer. 

As I am a beginner I would like them to be easy to maintain but beautiful to look at! 

My garden gets sunshine throughout most of the day...All advise is greatly appreciated 

Ivy leaved geranium, trailing lobelia, those little sempervirens begonias, bedding-type petunias .... 

all easily available quite cheaply from the garden centre late May/early June which is a safe time to be planting up and hanging your basket out.

Another plant worth considering are the non-trailing types of nasturtiums. 


Posted: 20/02/2014 at 12:15
star gaze lily wrote (see)

Lovely bike Dove, nice pressie.

Oh, now I'm getting credit for being nice - he bought it himself - I'm only claiming the credit for waiting in for the delivery - and as I'm retired that wasn't terribly onerous 

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 12:00

Daniel is aware of contraventions of the website's Code of Conduct regarding copyright - some posts have been removed. 


Using water from flat roof

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 11:57

We're fairly free from silt and leaves in the gutters and butts (although we do get rockets landing on the roof on 5th Nov).  

We did have new guttering all around last spring - but we only get the foaming in the butt that takes the water from the garage roof, not the ones on the other downpipes.

 It must be something to do with the bitumen felt - oh well, as long as there's no deadly contaminant that everyone but me knows about, I shall not worry about it.

Cheers guys  

Pingles - old country name for ???

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 11:51
Busy Bee2 wrote (see)

We live on 'Pingle Lane' and a local told us that it is used (in Lincolnshire) to mean a sheep track.  Whether or not he was on the right tracks.......!

So he might have been talking about flower-strewn country lanes - sheep tracks 

Are you in Lincolnshire  Oh yes, so you are  so is OH's mum 

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 11:42

Don't think anyone's upset Doc  but best not rise to the bait, even if there's a fat worm dangling - you know what happens to fish when they rise to the bait 

Pingles - old country name for ???

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 11:25

I wonder if Clare uses it to mean the little open spaces - glades - in the woods - that would make sense wouldn't it?

Design student looking for help!

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 11:20

Oh yes, a can of Redex kept by the pumps - supposed to clean the carburettor/points etc. 

And of course, that was in the days when you sat in your car and waited while someone came out and filled your tank for you and you said 'put it on the account' and sped off. 

Using water from flat roof

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 11:13


Nut,  not asbestos (the underneath was but we had specialists come and strip it all out and take it away in a sealed thingy).  Just bitumen-type felt roofing stuff - I suppose the brown is from the bitumen - does anyone know, does the bitumen make it foam as well?



Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
Replies: 1    Views: 63
Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
Replies: 11    Views: 155
Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46


How to get around the current problem .... 
Replies: 94    Views: 1762
Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Replies: 204    Views: 3893
Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
Replies: 31    Views: 781
Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

Replies: 8    Views: 246
Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
Replies: 11    Views: 411
Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
Replies: 30    Views: 879
Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
Replies: 22    Views: 800
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
Replies: 5    Views: 250
Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
Replies: 21    Views: 503
Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
Replies: 113    Views: 2557
Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
Replies: 23    Views: 866
Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 08:02

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
Replies: 22    Views: 627
Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
Replies: 55    Views: 1642
Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 13:07
1 to 15 of 77 threads