Latest posts by Dovefromabove

standard bay tree

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 14:32

Mine has a few leaves turn yellow and fall each year - I regard that as normal, but it reminds me to keep the watering up (although they like it free draining, they still like plenty of watering) and I also spray the leaves with dilute seaweed feed which always seems to perk it up.


Posted: 25/08/2015 at 14:27

Hello folks, I'm back from a visit to Snoodle and Littlest Snoodle   I had a lovely cuddle and got a smile from him   and a lovely walk around the garden looking at changes and talking about plans - when I think back to my garden when my two were at that age ...........

Just a bit p'd off tho 'cos on the way there a big tanker went past me as I pulled onto the dual carriageway and spun up a big stone that took a big chip out of my windscreen - I'm pretty sure it's too big to 'glue' - I've phoned Saga and their windscreen man will be with me on Monday morning providing he can get the right windscreen!  

air brick problem

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 09:55

I once had a garden where the foot of the back fence was on the same level as the top of the kitchen windowframe - it was only a small garden probably 10-12m deep - and was by no means 'unuseable' - probably one of the prettiest gardens I've had

Moving into a house with Foxgloves?

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 09:50

It is the new function of the tabloid press and Jeremy Vine - to spread alarm and anxiety about everyday things to stop us getting worked up about things that really matter, like working for world peace!


Posted: 25/08/2015 at 08:26

Oh dear KEF ((hugs))


Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 08:14

Sorry to hear you're fed up Verdun - it must be awful counting the days until the emmets leave and some proper people arrive in Cornwall for their holiday

Don't know whether I'll be watching Love your garden - may have to record it as I'll probably be watching the athletics recorded overnight.    I must admit, last week's LYG was head and shoulders above the earlier programmes

Fibre-glass switchers - your personal experience please

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 08:11

I have no experience with the fibreglass switchers - I've always found the traditional birch besom to work perfectly well for me.

An observation.....

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 07:58

That is interesting Verdun - has anyone noticed whether slugs avoid red oakleaf lettuce and radicchio?


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