Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Aphids on my cuttings

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 17:46

Yes, rub them off with fingers and thumb.  Pesky little blighters 

Picked Gooseberries too early

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 17:44


I pick half the crop now and make jam.  The ones I leave on the bush to ripen and we have them in tarts, crumbles or even just gently stewed with yoghurt for breakfast.  Lush!!! 

Last edited: 29 June 2016 17:45:01

blue geranium gone mad

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 17:42
obelixx says:

Rozanne - I got fed up with mine taking over the world so cut it back hard and moved it to a spot that gets full sun all day and that seems to have calmed it down and its now a lot less lax and floppy and looks great.

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 My Rozanne wandered over and through the other plants in the border - I did as you did Obelixx - I dug it up early this spring, as soon as it appeared, split it into three and potted it for a while to get it going, then planted them out in the new sunny bed - it's much happier now it has more sunshine and is flowering more and looks more like the illustrations - neat mounds of foliage and colour, not leggy and lanky any more 

Low growing flowers for lawn alternative

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 13:11

That sounds more like a flower bed - it'll need the same sort of maintenance - weeding, hoeing, dividing, mulching etc.  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 13:05

DD  remember that he or she who pays the piper calls the tune.  Whilst your solicitor etc can advise you of the the legal aspects of your divorce, they need to be aware of the approach you wish to take and be happy to work with you to achieve it.  

However, do be prepared for your OH's lawyers to encourage him to 'play tough' - your legal advisors will need to have the ammunition to fire back at them if that's the direction things go in.  They will, of course, need to take steps to protect your and Charlie's interests in case should things 'get nasty', but they shouldn't be initiating any nastiness.  

Good luck ((hugs))


Posted: 29/06/2016 at 10:57

Pdoc - he's on very dodgy ground - harrassment and all that.  Glad you've called the police   And anyway, when are you supposed to have been spying on said person - whilst you were in foreign parts  ??

Back from Homebase and Waitrose - somehow a Salvia Wendy's Wish fell into the basket at Homebase - Wonky had one - it was beautiful, but it didn't survive the winter - I'll take some cuttings from this one and we'll have another attempt at making it happy.

Now I'll go and practice my tennis - it's that time of year and you never know when the call might come ... 


Posted: 29/06/2016 at 09:07

Good morning all 

Another lay in (getting the hang of it now) - we're back from MIL's with a couple of kilos of gooseberries for jam.  She has two bushes and even after picking that lot you could hardly see where I'd picked.  

Today is going to be busy - Homebase then tennis this morning, then topping and tailing the goosegogs in front of the tennis this afternoon and making an amalgamation of Nigella and the Hairy Bikers' Spanish Chicken for supper.  There will also be some pottering and deadheading and scrutinizing of beds as of course, we came back from visiting Nut's garden with a boot full of plants   (However, I did manage to get my own back this time and took her some tomato and squash plants and a salvia cutting.)

GW Magazine - crazy amount of advertising

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 08:54

I don't notice them - but then I don't notice most of the tv ones either - except that odd chap with the stary eyes on Hello Fresh - he's weird (sorry if someone on here is his mum!!!)

Advertising pays for a large proportion of the magazine, and the loose ads that come with it help pay for the delivery (mine go straight into recycling) - and you do get the Two for One card for loads of garden visits - it seems reasonable value to me.  

Ok what's wrong now!!??!!

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 17:29

And that is exactly as it's been for ages and ages -  before The Change 


Posted: 27/06/2016 at 20:50

Fairy, yes we put the whole world to rights - for just a few moments absolutely everything was perfectly fine - the some of those other *****s screwed it all up again 

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