Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 07/01/2016 at 19:55

Hello folks - back from haircut and shopping expedition.  Then Toad in the Hole for supper, now all washed up and on the sofa. 

Edd, no problems re Windows 10 so far

Wonky ((hugs))

Root Trainers

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 12:46

It's not that some plants need bigger roots - it's that some plants' roots go deeper, whereas some are shallow rooted.


Posted: 07/01/2016 at 11:19

Wonky ((hugs))

Back garden (my lovely free-draining loam) has areas of standing water several inches deep, including the herb garden  and the pond is overflowing.

Heading into the city in a bit for a haircut - she won't need to wash it first at this rate ...

Root Trainers

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 11:08

I find them useful for starting off sweet peas and runner beans both of which like to make deep roots  - the root trainers mean the roots don't get so damaged when planting out.


Posted: 07/01/2016 at 07:53

Morning Clari - think you'll need a 20 minute nap after lunch

I think re floods and gardening help - there's very little that can be done at the moment - also as far as I'm aware the floods aren't long term standing water killing plants as was the case in the Somerset levels - short term floods shouldn't do too much damage to plants - its the washing away of gardens/structures etc rivers gouging out the banks that's causing big damage and I'm not sure what we can do about that from here   Perhaps when spring arrives there'll be something we can do ...  


Posted: 07/01/2016 at 07:46

Has anyone noticed how we always get rotten weather when Hosta's away on his holidays?  I think it's cause and effect - he should stay home more then we'd have good weather


Posted: 07/01/2016 at 07:44

It seems I've slept a little bit longer than usual Pat. Just had my porridge - OH makes our morning porridge and very good it is too, especially with just a smidgeon of local honey drizzled on it

Ask Joe Swift a garden design question

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 07:33

Our back garden is square - about 12m x 12m - and it's very hard to get any sense of distance into it - also to make a hidden 'utility area' for compost etc, as doing that  seems to shorten the garden. 


Posted: 07/01/2016 at 07:28

Good morning all   Still pitch dark here and rain battering on the windows

Hosta, glad you're enjoying the holiday

Pat, good to hear the rain has done some good - love lemon meringue pie

Wonky ((hugs)) Glad to hear Gary is making good progress - send him our best wishes

The rest of you ((hugs))   Chins up ... it'll soon be spring

David Austin Roses, are they worth it?

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 20:00

DD, Classic Roses are great aren't they?  A proper family firm with a great reputations and more Gold Medals than I can shake a stick at

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