Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Problem with grass creeping from next door into border

Posted: 24/12/2015 at 17:46


Some grasses have stolons, some have rhizomes and apparently some have both ... we're all right!

Think my botany class on grasses omitted some bits. 

Come to mention it, the biology class left out some important bits too! 

Problem with grass creeping from next door into border

Posted: 24/12/2015 at 16:09

Grasses spread laterally by way of stolons, not rhizomes

Great Christmas plant ideas that don't quite work out

Posted: 24/12/2015 at 14:17

I often wonder how many bulbs Sarah Raven must plant and keep 'out the back' in order to have the perfectly matched displays in her catalogue and on the website

Merry Christmas Pottering girl


Posted: 24/12/2015 at 13:44

We've got plenty of apples Hosta - I could've lobbed a few over    There's blue sky on the western horizon ..... but it's had its chance - I'm not going out there now!  All the cooking prep has been done - OH is home from work, all turkeys dispensed to their rightful places, and Christmas has officially started in this house - we're on the sofa and our feet are up!


Posted: 24/12/2015 at 13:03

Pat, the poem is on the Night Before Christmas thread - you've got a mention


I was going to pop out for a walk and pick some greenery for a table centrepiece but it's absolutely tipping it down here and the wind has really strengthened so I'll give that a miss this year

Hope everyone else is ok - thinking of those who've already had more than enough rain ((hugs))


Posted: 24/12/2015 at 12:42

Merry Christmas Pat - glad you had a lovely day


Posted: 24/12/2015 at 10:02


Posted: 24/12/2015 at 10:01

My ex complained that the Decree Absolute arrived on his 50th birthday - I explained that if he hadn't taken so long to sign the paperwork it would have arrived months earlier

Hosta, Waitrose will be fine - everyone was there yesterday

More coffee, then cleaning the bathroom ..............

'Twas the night before Christmas...a little homage

Posted: 24/12/2015 at 08:19


I've just read it out to OH - we agree, Fairy is the Forkers' Poet Laureate




Posted: 24/12/2015 at 07:41

Clari - stoppit!!!

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