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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 09:56

Ikea planting?

Didn't Monet include haystacks?   Like to see one of those at Chelsea ....... I suppose we'll have to wait until next year now ................ 

How and Why does my lawn grow so high??

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 09:51

Lawns need mowing at least once a week, sometimes twice a week in the growing season.  That'll stop clumps and nettles. 

If you paid good money to have a lawn laid it's worth your while to look after it.


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 09:00

The Shedlet doesn't arrive until Tuesday - we will have a grand opening with cake and alcofrolics - it will come already painted and erected (hope it'll squeeze down the side path!). 

Having seen the pile of tools it's going to be expected to house, the Undergardener/Artist is going to make a sign to go over the door 'The Tardis'

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 08:43
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

Do you suppose I could buy Chris Beardshaw in the farm shop??

Shall I ask OH to put him on Special Offer ?

Mystery plants

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 08:38

What wisteria do, and what they should be doing, can sometimes be very different

Getting a good show from them relies on getting the pruning right.   But let's wait and see what it is before we go there - it might be an ash, as Nut says.

It's my birthday

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 08:34

Happy Birthday Punkdoc



Posted: 24/05/2015 at 08:24

Thanks Fg, he's up and about and making me my second coffee   Just as well, he has to be an Undergardener today


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 08:02

Good morning all

Poor you Hosta!  Hope your knee's coping with a late night

We've heard very little of the Radio One Weekend!  We certainly heard the sound checks on the previous day, but whatever the 'Noise Professionals' have done it's done the trick - I think the speakers must have been turned to face another way, as apparently there have been complaints from the hospital - they've been told to shut their triple-glazed windows.

I've just snuck out onto the front porch in my jimjams  - all the planting I did yesterday looks great, and the tub on the porch step is looking pretty too.  A few days' warm growing weather and it's going to look fantastic!  Fingers crossed and snails permitting.

Today we will be mainly getting ready for the Shed!  I think it's going to be called The Shedlet (it's very small, but more than a cupboard)

Today's supper will be Wiener Schnitzel - a belated homage to Conchita Wurst and Eurovision or it could be down to the fact that there were veal escalopes in Waitrose yesterday reduced 'cos they were on their Best before date - we didn't have them yesterday as OH had planned to make a curry.  In the end I made it 'cos he came home from work with a migraine.  

Mystery plants

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 21:22

I'd like to have a look and see what's going on inside all that foliage ...

Mystery plants

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 21:07

I wondered if No. 2 could be lots of suckers/shoots from a wisteria - looks like there might be a wisteria stem involved with that trellis thing behind the foliage?

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Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

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Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

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Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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