Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 12:16

Anthony, have a look on here it's the best site for peonies I know.  Maybe you can find yours? 


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 12:14

Oh Andy!!!! Bless you!!!! Take your  time - let people look after you - nothing needs doing in the garden that won't wait or can't be done by others.  You just get better soon!!! ((hugs))


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 12:05

Hi Matty - thought it had been quiet around here for some reason - not able to put my finger on it but something was missing   Glad you're on the mend 

At least if you'd laid the fire you could put your feet up in the warm!


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 11:59

My Molly the Witch has been peekng through for about three weeks - she's in a pot in a sheltered corner waiting for her permanent home to be ready for her next spring. 

sloving forum problems

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 11:17

Hi jatnikapyar -  I did send an email, but Daniel's been away from the office for a while - there's been a flurry of activity since his return last week - try another PM. 

Composter not composting!

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 11:15

We turn our compost regularly throughout the summer, giving it a good stirring and getting some air into it.  That, and fairly regular additions of 'recycled beer and cider' seems to do the trick.  

We find the easiest way to turn it is to have two bins and turn the contents of one heap into the empty bin.  By the time the next bin is ready to turn the first lot is compost. Usually takes about 6 months for us. 

But a good stir every couple of weeks or so is also important to stop it becoming anerobic. 


Winter pansies

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 10:57

If I'm growing violas in borders then I don't deadhead them and let them self-sow, but if I've got them in pots on the terrace then I do deadhead them as they look a bit smarter that way.  I'm not sure whether that encourages them to flower more prolifically, as I've not grown the same violas in the two different places


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 10:53


Thanks Archie, a bit rich for breakfast, but I'll manage it and it'll set me up for some work outside.

silly quotes

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 10:03

Couldn't sleep for some reason - better now, had a lie in.  

When I was very little we lived in Bedfordshire so  thought the Up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire was just something Ma said.  I was an adult with children of my own before I heard other people say it.


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 10:00

It's no different to usual for me - have you inadvertently altered it?  Hold down the Control button and scroll down with your mouse or fingerpad - should fix it 

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

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