Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Stump grinding

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 06:35

We had a  large (0.5m + diameter) tree stump ground out last year - it was close against our neighbour's garage (about 8" away) but the work did not damage at all.  It was well worth having it done as we can now plant up that area.

I agree with Pansy - check his/her insurance etc and get a written quotation. 


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 23:21

Great tennis  Then went for a walk across the marshes with OH. Been dozing on the sofa since then..

Pat  Happy Birthday to your OH 

 Sleep tight the rest of you. 


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 14:44

I can see what Nut means - bottom left hand corner, just above the brown stem ... 


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 14:33

It looks like a clematis from here 

There's all different sorts - some grow bigger than others and flower at different times ... has it had any flowers this year?  How long have you known it?

It looks as if it needs a trellis or wires or something to climb up so that it's more spread out and less tangled.  

Plant ID Please

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 14:29

Great!  A pic when it flowers would be good 


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 14:25

It's fine if it suits him - but I think he'd look much better (and possibly younger) with soft silver around the edges, rather than a lump of monotone dark chestnut a la Ronald Reagan.  

But you're right - we females get annoyed when the chaps criticise the women players' appearance, so maybe we should just concentrate on how good they are at what they do ... but then, a man who is so obviously comfortable in his own skin, like MacEnroe, is so much better to listen to ... 


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 13:50

Absolutely agree Fairy - Mac looks soooooooooooooooo much better than Cash ... love the silver.  And is that all Cash's own or has he borrowed some? 

Re my earlier post about the herb bed - I just mentioned to OH a thought I've been having about turning that area at the edge of the terrace into another (bigger) pond and turning the smaller one under the ash tree into a bog garden - I thought he'd give me 'one of those looks'  but he's all for the idea - it's on the cards for next spring 

Gardener's Garters

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 13:37

Thanks Fairy - now we can tell Wonky 

Plant ID Please

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 13:34


The plant with the wider leaves looks as if it could be an echinacea.

The rest is willowherb - a weed which seeds and spreads - pull it up ... gently ... and your echinacea will have a much better chance.  

Gardener's Garters

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 13:29

Yes Hazel, it's the first one.  

Wonky has some of the second one - I was looking at hers yesterday and wondering whether it's a Carex? 

BCD - I'm planning to keep mine in check with the strimmer, if the need arises 

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