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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Silver birch

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 08:28

Maybe Mother Nature's trying to do it for us! 


Posted: 15/02/2014 at 08:21
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Morning all

It's not calmed down much here. The car-port roof is spread around the garden. We'll check everything else when the wind subsides.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Take care Nut ((hugs))

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 08:18

I seem to spend quite a bit on my garden - but then it is quite new and we're still establishing new beds and other features.  

But, I don't need to pay for a gym membership to get exercise, and don't need to pay for summer veg and have lots of tomatoes and courgettes etc still in the freezer, and we're still eating home grown raspberries from the freezer too.

We have a lovely terrace where we sit outside on summer evenings (remember those?) with a glass of something good and watch the birds, bats and hedgehogs so we don't need to go out using petrol and pay pub prices.

We have a garden where we can entertain our friends and family.

I think we get good value .


Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 08:10

Gardenjeannie  Welcome back - what a lovely post!  What great news!    Isn't it great when you find a partner who absolutely suits you 

Looking forward to hearing lots more about your garden (and anything else share-able )

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 08:03

I think the main thing is to make sure we have surplus to our own requirements so that we can help out if and when needed.  So we're planning ahead 

Presumably it would be possible to get lists of gardening clubs in the affected areas and let them know that when they need some plants we hope that we can offer some practical help. 

RHS London Shows.

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 07:59

Mike, you must wear a buttonhole and carry a copy of The Times so that Punica can recognise you properly 

And of course, many novels read, but one can never read too many 


Posted: 15/02/2014 at 07:56

Good morning all ((hugs))  Hope you're all ok.  

Bdooly windy here all night and no sign of it calming down.  Temp last night down to 1.4C but up to 8.3C by 7am   weird!

Bright sunrise and bits of blue sky showing so that's good, and at least the wind is drying the lawns out a bit - if it calms down I might get outside and prune the roses and tidy up some perennials - if it calms down 

Panda - I used to do the backing vocals to Mustang Sally with our local band 


Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:20

Put your feet up for a bit Chicky 

deodarus - how much can go

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:04

I have found that trees that are quite flexible, like Cedrus deodara, cope very well in strong winds.  It is those that are more rigid and don't flex that are more inclined to snap in high winds.  

The thing I'd worry about most in the recent weather is the roots  being uprooted by the wind in the rain-sodden ground.  

I think you need to be guided by a qualified arboriculturist (beware those who call themselves tree surgeons and wave a chain saw certificate at you - that is not a qualification).  The only problem with that is that qualified arboriculturists are going to be very busy at the moment .

RHS London Shows.

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 18:51

Oooh, a London Meet - we shall expect a full report and photographs 

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