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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Ground Elder

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 06:58

You're right Tetley, repeated cutting down does keep it under control, and that way you can eat it too

Planting out courgette

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 06:55

Still too chilly here in Norfolk!  Brrrrrrrrr!!!  Hedgehogs aren't awake yet.

Pot them on and give them plenty of light - you could put them outside in a sheltered spot on fine days, but bring them in before the sun goes down.

Don't let their feet get too wet


Posted: 06/04/2015 at 06:53

Good morning all

Winter, I'd blame that queue on Verdun if I were you - rumour has it that he's eaten all the donuts in the southwest and has had to send 'Up Country' for supplies!!!

I might call in at the GC on the way home from visiting Ma (I'll have OH with me to load compost into the car) so I'll probably see you there - which plants will you be looking at?

Becky, I'd not thought of Olbas oil on feet, but I can imagine it feels wonderful when your feet are really sore!

Feeding roses

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 20:54

It doesn't matter where you put your query, we'll find it - I always look in Latest Posts and find everything there.

I answered your question here


Posted: 05/04/2015 at 20:47

Wonderful - we've not seen ours yet - it's still pretty chilly here in Norfolk - but I'll keep my eyes open in the evenings

How easy/hard

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 20:44

A willow fedge is a living thing which has to be regularly trimmed and managed or you will end up with a row of  very large trees, so I don't think that is what you want. 

Is this the sort of thing you were looking at

Something like that could be fixed by a competent handyman - but do get someone who is recommended by people you know - there are some useless people out there who take your money and do shoddy work.


Eat my hedge

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 20:18

How big can this hedge be?  In the countryside you can have wonderful fruiting hedgerows with damsons, blackberries, hazel nuts, apples etc - but you need plenty of space for that

Feeding roses

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 20:09

I tend to put manure around the roses in the autumn, and BF&B, or specialised rose food in the spring.  I would pull the bark mulch away from the root area before adding the manure or fertiliser.  You can put the bark back over the fertiliser.


Posted: 05/04/2015 at 20:05

Lovely to hear what you've all been doing.  I'm envious of your germinating seeds - with recent events here I've not sown anything yet ... soon, very very soon

We've just been watching Springwatch Easter Special  (again) and now we're watching the Caribbean prog - but I think I'd better have a quick catnap if I'm going to stay awake for Poldark


Plant ID Please!

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 19:53

Great minds Hosta   - and there's a chance we might be right too LOL

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