Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 08/01/2016 at 08:26

Hosta!  Brilliant that you two won Mr & Mrs   did you beat any Russian couples?

Glad your holiday's improving


Posted: 08/01/2016 at 07:52

DD - has anyone explained to your OH that Fawlty Towers is not an educational video?

Hope KEF's feeling better this morning ..... she's been poorly for a while now


Posted: 08/01/2016 at 07:45

Good morning all   G'day Pat  

Talk of the bushfires on the news this morning ... hope things improve soon.

Frost on cars this morning, but not in the back garden - lowest temp overnight 1.6C and holding.  Brrrrrrr!  OH set off for work on his bike about 20 minutes ago under a brilliantly clear sky full of stars - beautiful

Gardening courses (and garden visits)

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 20:15

There are two-day courses at The Eden Project - fascinating place and lots of lovely gardens to visit in Cornwall as well


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

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Brrrrrrrrrrr! Cold night ahead

Temperatures are going to drop like a stone 
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Loose brick

Do you have an easy DIY solution? 
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The things gardeners get up to!

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Muscari parviflorum

Does anyone know this plant? 
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Anyone following the cricket?

England's tour of India 
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French gardeners - do you know this viburnum?

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Bressingham Gardens autumn colour

The Dell Garden and Foggy Bottom looking a picture in October 2016 
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A golden fastigiate yew?

Which ... 
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Apple Day Events 2016

Dates and Locations etc - is there one near you? 
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Normal for Norfolk???

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Wot izzit?

Plant ID please 
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Last Post: 30/08/2016 at 13:55

ID please

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Last Post: 20/08/2016 at 10:39

Hosta! Where's Hosta?

Look at the canna you gave us! 
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Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Moving them about ... two questions ...  
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A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things ... everyone welcome  
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