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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

The beauty of nature

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 06:16

Isn't Nature wonderful 

Please help - weed taking over the garden!

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 06:13

It can be lovely used around a pond, in a fern garden, in cracks in paving and in lots of other places and if it's not doing any harm it's often best to learn to love it - at least it doesn't grow tall, it covers shady places where other plants don't want to grow and it stops other more unsightly weeds getting a hold, but as you've found it spreads like mad - if it's where you don't want it treat it with a glyphosate weedkiller.

Nice smelly for the house

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 06:08

A friend grew loads and loads of different types of lavender, and there were always bunches of dried lavender hanging up in her home, as well as bowls of the dried flower heads.  She said it made dusting difficult, but the house always smelled of lavender so visitors thought it was all freshly polished - mind over matter 


Posted: 18/04/2014 at 06:06

Good morning all    The birds are singing 

Nice smelly for the house

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 21:29

I was once told my house smelled lovely - "just like a lovely meal" - it was because of all the garlic in bowls in the kitchen and in pans on the cooker 

What plant is thus?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 21:16

Hi Louise - to post a pic on here click on the little green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions 

Please help - weed taking over the garden!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 21:15

It sounds like the Mind you own Business plant - have a look at the pics on here and see what you think 




Posted: 17/04/2014 at 21:07

Orchid Lady - thanks - have PMd you back 

What do you do with grass clippings?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 21:00

We compost them with lots of shredded cardboard, partially rotted down leaves from last autumn and veg peeling etc.  If you put grass clippings on the compost heap add equal amounts of shredded paper/cardboard etc and stir it around regularly to let air into the heart of the heap - that'll stop it from going wet and slimy

grass seed not germinating

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 20:30

Is your watering really soaking the soil - put a sprinkler on for a good  20 - 30 minutes - I'd do it in the morning when a sunny day is forecast - that should get the seed germinating 

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