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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Blue moon climber in a pot

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 08:01

That's great Sue - it's always disheartening if someone's set their heart on something only to find it's not available.

Lots of info here on growing climbing roses in containers


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 07:56

Morning Chicky - OH thought he had a dental checkup this morning but when he checked his diary it's tomorrow!   Have a good day 

Yes, hoping that things are improving for Punkdoc!

Easy to grow tree

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 07:44

Hi Julie   I'm sorry to hear about your dog   Planting a tree is a lovely idea. 

Can you tell us a little bit about your garden and the spot where you want to plant your tree - that'll give us some idea as to what will grow well there.

What way does the garden face N, S, E or W and how much light does it get?  What's the soil like and how much space have you got - stuff like that.



Posted: 17/02/2014 at 07:39

Have a good day Lily 

What type of peas.

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 07:37

Hi figleaves - who told you that peas are easy?   Mice will eat the seeds and slugs will eat the shoots - but maybe you don't have  mice and slugs   But whatever you grow there will be trials and tribulations - part of the fun of gardening so don't let me put you off.

The best way to start is to grow something you like to eat - that gives you a sense of purpose.  So if you like peas, which sort do you like?  Ordinary garden peas that you take out of the pods, or the types where you eat the pods as well like mange tout and sugar snap?

What's your veg patch like?  How much room have you got?  Some peas grow quite tall and needs lots of support from canes and netting - other varieties are not so tall and not quite so demanding of support.

Lots of info here to have a look at 

and please don't hesitate to come back and ask us lots more questions.

There's nothing as rewarding as eating something you've grown.

Good luck 





Posted: 17/02/2014 at 07:12

It needs light, so keep it on a cool windowsill.  

Is it in flower?  Has the weight of the flower caused it to flop over?   There's not a lot you can do as it's in water and you can't put in a little stake in the soil as you would if it was in a pot.  

You could try something that worked for me once - get a wooden BBQ skewer and cut it so it's about 2cm shorter than the flower stem.  

The flower stem is hollow so you can make a tiny slit in the stem near the top of the flower and thread the skewer down inside the stem (point of the skewer pointing down) until it gets to the bulb where you can just poke the point into the centre of the bulb.  That helped hold the flower stem erect when I did it and it didn't seem to hurt the flower.

Hope that helps 


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 07:05

Clari - not a dragon - a big green wheelbarrow?   Glad you're able to do stuff - broken backs vary don't they - a dear friend of mine broke his some years ago (on a bouncy castle) - well it was his neck really.  He's able to walk a bit and has loads of specialised equipment to enable him to work on his farm. 


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 07:02

Good morning all   Bit frosty out there this morning when I did my stomp - grass very white and crisp - a little bit milder in our back garden - only got down to 0.3C  last night and up as high as 0.4 this morning  but still a white haze on the grass.

So that's Panda and Gardengirl want some Cyclamen h - I'll put some in the post sometime this week - they're only very tiny - Lily, I could send you some too.

PM me your postal addresses folks 


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 21:53

Right, feet up and zonking out  on the sofa now - sleep tight and sweet dreams everyone. 

See you in the morning 


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 21:44

Clari - I presume your role is supervisory with the wheelbarrowing??????????? 

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