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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Confession Times!

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 08:37

These dahlias will be grown in some of my many big tomato pots - it's a plan to stop be growing 30+ tomato plants as I did last year

They'll provide me with cut flowers for the house

Confession Times!

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 08:21

Apparently none of us done anything to confess since then

Until yesterday, when I went to the GC to buy a pot of primroses and mini daffs to take to Ma today ....... somehow I came home with three Honka dahlia tubers as well


Raised Bed Advice Please

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 08:08

You could put turves in the bottom, but put them upside down


Posted: 15/03/2015 at 08:04

Morning Bekkie   Look at it this way - your mum has two pressies - some plants and a lantern thingy

GW 2015

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 08:00

It really puzzles me when people complain about the size of a garden when the feature was about hellebores - what the heck has the size of someone's garden (or bank balance for that matter) got to do with it?  That's the great thing about gardening - it's a great leveller -  you either know your stuff or you don't - if you're not prepared to learn you'll never be a gardener.  The woman who was breeding hellebores obviously knew what she was talking about and had bred some beautiful plants and could speak well about them. 

Or is it only the efforts of 'horny handed sons of toil' that are valued?

My garden is tiny compared with many, but I grow hellebores and enjoyed watching the feature and learned a lot from it .... should I have not watched it as not being suitable for my small garden and a pensioner's income

I really don't think we can expect one half hour programme a week to take on the task of changing the social strata of the UK - that's something that's been tried and has failed before and will probably take a bit longer and even more effort - but the 7th of May is coming folks

What to grow around a raised bed

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 07:35

At the moment the garden centres are full of aubretia -  once that gets established it would trail over the sides quite nicely and look pretty at this time of year.


Posted: 15/03/2015 at 07:32

Good morning all   Hope you got some sleep Clari, and hope your throat's better this morning BL - take it easy today

We'll be off to visit the Aged Ps later this morning - according to Bro it's chilly down there on the Suffolk coast so extra vests and thermals will be worn

Anyone for coffee?


Posted: 14/03/2015 at 20:46

Have a good evening folks - see you in the morning ..............

Replan for my North facing garden

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 20:38

Not a carpet rose but a sprawling sort of polyantha/groundcover rose - Rosa Bonica - absolutely gorgeous, a pretty colour and shape, wonderful for cutting, repeat flowering and although it does better in sunshine I've grown it in a north-facing garden and it flowered its socks off. 

Not the most fragrant rose, but that's it's only flaw. 

Put it in the lightest brightest spot you have - you won't regret it

Climber that likes shade?

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 20:25

Just click on the link I posted - you'll find pages of Clematis alpinas there

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