Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Please sign the petition

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 09:37

Thank goodness the water butts are full 

Can you I D Please?

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 09:20
Geoff S says:

I'll check that one out Nutcracker but still seems perhaps taller than these which are around 30cms.  

 It may well not have finished growing yet! 

But we can only make guesses - why not contact the Nat Trust and ask?  There is an email address on the website 


Posted: 16/07/2016 at 08:57

The Elgar was fab wasn't it - one of the best renditions I've heard/seen ...... and I've heard/seen quite a few in my time ......  She was mesmerizing   Good review in the Guardian 

I'm planning to get the lawnmower out this morning ... as I have other tasks for OH tomorrow 

Wrong seeds

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 08:47

I find that a lot of people go for cheaper seeds via Ebay etc - many of these are sold by people who do not have the facilities to guard against cross-pollination and therefore the resulting seeds are frequently not as advertised.

It is very costly to produce seeds properly, not to mention the investment needed to produce stable and worthwhile new varieties.  

I would rather spend a little more on fewer seeds from reputable suppliers and get the right plants - cheap seeds are often a false economy, in my experience.  

Please sign the petition

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 07:23

Can't really complain can I?

Please sign the petition

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 07:19

Although we've had some incidents of very heavy rain I really can't complain about our summer at the moment - it's been warm and sunny here in East Anglia for a while here now ... Sorree .... I'll get my coat .... (but I won't wear it )


Posted: 16/07/2016 at 07:12

Meant to say, enjoy your walk Fairy - pics please 


Posted: 16/07/2016 at 07:11

Good morning all 

Things seem calmer in Turkey - I'm not keen on some of Erdogans actions, but he was democratically elected - it's a complex situation ...

its a beautiful morning here - blue skies and sunshine - it's a gardening day 


Posted: 15/07/2016 at 21:43

Watching the Proms here Fairy. That playing of la Marseillaise was so moving, and the Elgar was magnificent 

Herbs and spices that I can grow in these conditions?

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 16:00

Hi Gardenings

I agree with the others - nothing will grow in a room in a house without a lot of expensive equipment.  Can you get a job working for a garden centre or plant nursery - that way you can learn about growing things and earn a wage at the same time - then maybe one day you can achieve your ambition and have your own gardening business.

Good luck 

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