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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

brompton stocks

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 17:18

Brompton Stocks are grown as perennials but need winter protection in most parts of the UK - I'd keep them in a cool greenhouse.  

They used sometimes to be brought on to flower in the winter by keeping them in a heated greenhouse - providing gorgeous scented flowers through the winter for decorating the Big House.  


Posted: 26/11/2013 at 17:12

I'm hoping that with the Smithsonian Institute involved it'll be really good.  I suppose that in earlier years it would've been right up Sir David A's street - I wondered what the  BBC would do when he hung up his metaphorical pith helmet 


Posted: 26/11/2013 at 16:39

Nut, you asked me to let you know if there was something good coming up on TV - I think this is going to be brilliant

a series starting this Friday on BBC2 at 9pm 


Posted: 26/11/2013 at 16:31

That's the spirit Mrs G - walking, gardening and paperwork .... I spent some time in the study and did some shredding - very therapeutic! 

I've made some mushroom soup for supper to have with some fresh Melba toast  and Hurrah!  despite being distracted by cake testing, OH remembered to bring a stack of lemons home for the lemon curd 



Posted: 26/11/2013 at 16:13

OH has just come home from work - we've been on a Fast Day today - he's been Testing Cakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Says it's part of the job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 16:11

Verdun, just seen this - what a windfall!  So the drinks are on you this evening - that's a positive thought 


Posted: 26/11/2013 at 16:08

It's fading now, but a few minutes ago the pink light was streaming though the windows and the whole room here was bathed in a rosy glow 


Posted: 26/11/2013 at 16:02

Suits me just fine too Nut 

Have you got the amazing sunset we've got?  The whole sky is pink and purple 


Posted: 26/11/2013 at 15:42

Oooh Fidget - Tapas - there's an idea - it's a while since we've been out for tapas .........  think it has to be done 

Hello Nut, I'm sewing up big woolly jacket - it's the time of year for indoor projects 

It's a pleasure Mrs G 


Posted: 26/11/2013 at 15:05

So it's one that has the longer 'bunny ears' type petals.  They're a little more tender than the English ones.  B

ubble wrap the pots that's fine - raise the pots onto feet or bricks (keeping the drainage holes free) to make sure they don't get waterlogged.  

Move them into a dryer sheltered area if possible.  

Fleece at night is fine but don't leave it over them unless the weather is really bad as they need good air flow to prevent rot setting in. 

Champagne's for everyone - we're all celebrating with Stacey - it'll probably go to my head as I'm on a Fast Day 

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