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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 08:37

I love this quote from Roald Dahl, “I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be” 
??? Roald DahlMy Uncle Oswald

I think it's a jolly good way to approach life 


Posted: 29/11/2013 at 08:31

Mrs G - remember the Twits   ".... if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” 


Posted: 29/11/2013 at 08:18

Morning KEF  - must make a shopping list list  and find that money back voucher from Sainsbugs.

Talkback: How to force rhubarb

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 08:17

I agree Bob, but this implies differently 

whereas this site gives information on what you and I would call Rhubarb Forcing

Honey Fungus: What To Grow?

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 08:06

Are you sure it's honey fungus?  There are other fungi that  attack dead and dying wood - it's how such things decompose and disappear. 

 Honey fungus will affect roses, but clematis are not thought to be susceptible - here is a list of the plants most commonly attacked and others that are sometimes susceptible

Good luck. 

Winter Pots

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 07:52

A tip for floppy hyacinths - the flower stems are hollow - if they're flopping over you can make a hole in the stem 'at the back' and feed a little cane (takeaway sushi chopsticks are ideal) into the stem to help it stand firm 

pruning a mountain ash

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 07:41

I'd be very surprised if a healthy Mountain Ash were 'unsteady' even in a strong wind.  They're a tree which is very much at home on windy hillsides, and as such are flexible and bendy in the wind - it is this flexibility which gives them their strength - it is more rigid types of trunk that snap in the wind.

If it is moving at the base, then it may well be rotten at the roots and needs removing.  

Greenhouse Condensation

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 07:33

Good news 


Posted: 29/11/2013 at 07:29

Good morning Chicky and any/everyone else 

Lily ((hugs))

I'd better do some food shopping today, otherwise it'll be a Fast day again - unplanned!!!!


Posted: 28/11/2013 at 22:00

Yes, prepare the ground and plant it now and mulch it with your leaf mould, leaving the tip of the crown, the growing points, uncovered. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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