Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Clearing a garden

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 15:30

GillyScreen - always always always use garden chemicals at the dilution specified on the packaging - no more, no less.


Posted: 21/06/2015 at 14:32

How absolutely gorgeeous - the dresses and the girls


Posted: 21/06/2015 at 14:28

Lily, yesterday was Betrothal Celebrations

Sounds as if that 10 year old could/should be drafted in for any heavy lifting, digging, lugging that needs doing in the future

garden design with no budget

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 13:17

Thought the OP said the second picture - isn't that the one with the lawn on the left and a cultivated area with possibly a fruit tree on the right? Or have I misunderstood


Posted: 21/06/2015 at 11:51

It's one of those gardening myths.  Picking off the potato flowers makes no discernible difference to the yield.


Posted: 21/06/2015 at 11:24

Nice to see Flatters modelling his new collar


Posted: 21/06/2015 at 11:22

OK Wonkey - well it's a free pot there's a pelargonium you'll have to keep on the kitchen windowsill through the winter, and the French marigold should deter whitefly/greenfly etc............. look at it this way, the organisers obviously don't have terribly high expectations're bound to win top prize when they see what you've done to your garden in just a couple of months

And if you and hubby are moving to Scotland, don't forget we'll need your address for holidays


Posted: 21/06/2015 at 09:43

Come on Wonky - let's have a look ...........

Rose propagation

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 09:02

The majority of top class florist's roses are grown in Ecuador - even if you could get a rooted cutting of your rose it's unlikely that it would grow well in UK conditions.  Sorry

If you want to grow a rose in your garden that looks as close as possible to the roses in your bouquet, have a look here

particularly at Gisela's Delight and Paul's Early Blush


Posted: 21/06/2015 at 07:56

Good morning all   Mild but cloudy here - some thunder crashes and lightning flashes last night, and a bit (not a lot) of rain.  OH says that there was also a group of youngsters walking back from the golf club in the wee small hours, playing A-ha's Take on Me as loud as they could on a mobile phone ... Bless.

OH is going to work today - he doesn't usually work on Sundays but one of their weekend youngsters is in hospital with (or rather without) her appendix and someone else is moving house.  He'll be coming home to slow-roast belly of pork, roast potatoes with sage and broad beans   I'll spend the day potting on the tomatoes, if it stays dry.  The forecast says it will.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Such a handsome chap

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ID please

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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Tracking their arrival 
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Whoops! I've done it again ......

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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

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A Gardener's Hands

The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
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East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Another excuse for cake ............  
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Songs for Valentine's Day

Our favourite romantic songs 
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