Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Companion planting

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 06:32

No, the foxgloves won't affect anything growing around  them, your peas will be fine

I often have  foxgloves pop up in my veg patch from the seeds in the home made compost - if they're not in the way I leave them where they are - they're fine.

Hosta fans - guess the Hosta

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 06:30

And so many are differentiated only by the flower or growth habit - I would have thought it impossible to identify accurately from just one photo like that.


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 06:26

Good morning all

Hosta, that's a superb bargain - almost as good as mine!


Anyone here in Kent?  Did you feel the earth move last night?

Avocado Tree/Sappling

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 21:23

Absolutely no idea Erik - I buy avocados from the local farm shop - lots of the stones sprout in the compost heap, but because this one is in such a sheltered spot it's the only one that has survived two winters - I'll have to ask if they know which variety they are.

Water voles

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 21:20

How fantastic Nut   Lovely creatures - I had them in a garden in Suffolk which ran down to the little stream which was the beginning of the R. Blyth - flippin coypus got rid of them - I'd love to think they're back there again


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 21:01

Enjoy your supper Wonky - I know your moussaka will be a good'un.  Hugs to your lovely hubby.

My feet are up in front of the telly now, and I'm watching Chelsea, so ....... see you in the morning folks - sweet dreams everyone

Avocado Tree/Sappling

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 20:58

I have one growing outside between our two compost bins - that's where it came from.  It's survived two winters outside, sheltered as it is between the two bins.  We shall wait to see what happens

Slow coach hardy geraniums

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 20:23

I might be barking up completely the wrong tree Verdun, but it's the only way I could make sense of the various things Tingly was saying in his post - and heaven knows, I've muddled plants up plenty of times before now - it's easily done

Slow coach hardy geraniums

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 19:54

I'm puzzled

You talk about them being in a greenhouse and you speak of a variety Apricot Shades.

I don't know of a Geranium Apricot Shades and I can't find one online anywhere, but I do know of a Begonia Apricot Shades, and certainly you would be starting them off in a greenhouse, whereas a hardy geranium would usually live outside all year round.

Are you confused, or am I?


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 19:35

Panda, glad you're able to revert to Plan A - hope it all goes well and everyone has a fantastic time

I've been soooooooooooooooooo busy   Went to the GC to pay for my half-price shedlet (well, it's quite a small shed) - spent most of what I'd saved on plants for  the tubs, osteospermums, petunias, verbenas and something else I can't remember, all in shades of pink, bluey-purple, white and mixtures of the same, and some silver leaved cineraria    I haven't planted them up yet, but I have pricked out the last tomatoes, sown some peas and PSB, and spot treated the weeds in the front lawn that look as if they've survived the lawn treatment of a couple of weeks ago.  I've also spent an inordinate amount of time hand-feeding our friendly pair of robins

We've also waved goodbye to a pine double bed frame that's been lurking in our garage looking for a new home for ages - one of OH's colleagues has just moved home and needed a temporary bed rather than share a futon with a toddler - her lovely Italian uncle arrived and fitted the whole thing into his little Alpha Romeo hatchback - we have a fraction more space in the garage

Then, in one of those strange serendipity moments, we  had an 'Italian supper' , a pizza Quatro Stagioni with a tomato, artichoke and mozzarella salad, and of course I had my customary Campari and soda 

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