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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Sedum Spectable

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 21:09

It works for me.  When I had several S. Specabiles I would stagger the chop, doing each plant at about 10 day intervals, prolonging the flowering period 

Parsley help

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 21:02
lydiaann wrote (see)

I've always followed my granddad's example...prepare the site, then pour boiling water over the surface.  Wait about 5-10 seconds for it to seep right in, then sow and cover with a fine EVERY time, no matter what the variety of parsley or the type of soil.

I've been doing this year after year since I was a child - never had a problem getting it germinated yet 


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:58

Hello folks!   Good to hear from Woody 

KEF - I get my roses from founded by the late great Peter Beales just up the road here at Attleborough. 

For those who are impatiently waiting for delphinium seeds to 'grow up and flower', why not think about growing Larkspur aka the annual delphinium - so pretty 

I've had such a hectic day, and I'm so  and it's nearly time for Gardeners World - will I be able to stay awake......................... 



Posted: 28/03/2014 at 09:53

My alpinas are in bud and Pamela Jackman is showing colour already - and this on a north facing fence 

Beginner gardener with small London garden

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 09:50

That little garden is full of potential - it reminds me of one of my previous little Edens - you've got some lovely ferns there already - I had to plant mine 


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 09:29
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

Lily, if you're about Billy Ocean on Radio 2, singing live 

I've been listening to him - hasn't it been fantastic!!! 


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 09:22

Rosemummy, I've got clematis on a north-facing fence and they're very happy - have a look at Taylors Clematis website - they'll tell you which clematis are happy in the shade 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 09:18
David K wrote (see)

Bless you, sweet is that?

You've added a ickle twig-stake to each of your plants and even tied that's dedication.  When I suggested twiggy bits, I thinking of *bushy twiggy bits. However, it has to be said that they're looking much better than when they were in the garage. 

*Silver birch are good.

Thinking about it, this coddling (as I call it) seems to be a woman maternal thing.

Not if the woman grew up on a farm where field peas were drilled in the autumn and rolled with a heavy roller as soon as they had three sets of leaves (equivalent of pinching out) and then left to withstand the worst that the winter and the woodpigeons could throw at them - I know peas are tough 


Beginner gardener with small London garden

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 09:10
Edd wrote (see)

Yes you are both right. The plant is your neighbours and you can cut it back but You have to return the clippings as they belong to the neighbour.

Always a good idea to mention to your neighbour that you'll be doing this - it can look slightly ????????? to find a load of hedge trimmings chucked over your boundary and can cause ill feeling, which I'm sure you can well do without 

Topsoil help needed

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 08:30

A spit is the depth of the blade of your spade, so what Mike means is to dig it to that depth

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What is this ornamental tree please?

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