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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Rubble pile into flower bed?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 17:57

The difference between a heap of rubble, clay and roots and your garden is immense Nut.  Your garden may have all those things, but it is not a small heap - a pile of topsoil over a heap of rubble etc will just look like a dog's grave, in my humble opinion. 

Mushrooms/Toadstools on my lawn

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 17:29

Brush them off and then mow. 

Morning Glory

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 17:28

I've never pinched out Morning Glory - they've always made good plants and flowered well for me. 


Posted: 17/04/2014 at 17:13
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Gorgeous here now folks - bright blue skies and the blustery wind of the last few days has dropped a bit 

Those of you who have to work today - I'll enjoy the weather on your behalf so you don't miss out totally - I'm kind like that 


star gaze lily wrote (see)

Thanks Dove, look after the sunshine for me, should be home just before 6  I'll look forward to sharing then 

Sorry Lily, I failed miserably - it's raining here - I shall complain to Brother about his expensive weather forecast 

I've made some quiches for supper (well, one for supper, one for sometime over the weekend)

 Salmon, asparagus and tarragon quiche.


However, I've not made the Hot Cross Buns yet - OH is working tomorrow and won't want them for breakfast, so I'll make some during tomorrow for afternoon tea when he gets home. 

Driveway ideas

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 17:07

Alan - given your spinal op etc - for heaven's sake be careful on that gravel - my brother was a very fit man before his foot slipped on that gravel - it took him months and months to be able to walk again without pain!


Posted: 17/04/2014 at 16:53

Cheers Fg   The illness had been pretty grim for her - now she is at peace. She will be remembered with love and respect in many many homes. 


Posted: 17/04/2014 at 16:49

Thanks Verdun  - she was so young and full of energy- only retired a couple of years - and she had so many things she wanted to do - she was 3/4 of the way through writing a book on plums (she lived in Pershore).  Her much loved OH and family will miss her dreadfully. 

Lily beetle on penstemmon plants

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 16:43

I found one on my purple sprouting broccoli last week - I think it was en route to the lilies - not any more it isn't 

Rubble pile into flower bed?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 16:40

Not worth trying Michael - take it to the tip.  You might get some nasturtiums to sprawl over it for a few months of the year, but just think how awful it'd look the rest of the time.


Best temp for both citrus and apples?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 16:01

It's far more sensible and will be much more productive to grow the fruits that are happiest in the temperatures that you have, rather than try to grow things that will be permanently stressed by too high or too low temperatures and the wrong sort of rainfall. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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Just some of the ways they help us 
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