Latest posts by Dovefromabove

New Hedge Decisions

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 10:23

Just a thought, but what about a mixed hedge?  I planted one some years ago in a previous garden and it looks wonderful.  I used a mix of beech, hazel, hawthorn and spindle (euonymus -fabulous autumn colour).  

You could leave out the hawthorn if it's too prickly, but it's not very.  You could then plant some of the smaller flowered clematis which have wonderful seedheads in the autumn/winter, and they could weave through the hedge thickening it up which would add to the screening effect and look glorious

silly quotes

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 10:07

 Hope you're feeling better today KEF ((hug))

Online Ordering

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 10:06

I really should read the guff Tesco send me!  Thanks FB 


Posted: 12/11/2013 at 10:04

Think of us as Spinach


I want to grow again

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 09:58

I've developed a bit of a thing for violas - when I look out of the window  there are sunny smiling faces beaming up at me from pots on the terrace whatever the weather - and there are some in pots on the table where we sit and have our morning coffee if the weather is dry, and the perfume when you bury your nose in them - wonderful! 

Cover Crops

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 09:54

Possibly green manures?


Posted: 12/11/2013 at 09:32

((hugs)) good luck and thinking of you.  xx

Clay Soil

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 09:31

Some clay soils improve with the addition of lime - but it depends on the type of clay you have.  

Far better to dig in as much organic matter as you can, well rotted farmyard manure, spent mushroom compost, homemade compost and leaf mould, as much as you can whenever you can for a few years.  This will result in a really fertile and moisture retentive soil. 

silly quotes

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 09:10

Better the devil you know.

silly quotes

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 09:04

If wishes were horses beggars would ride. 

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

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