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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Christmas trees...

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 07:14



Campanulas in hanging baskets

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 07:09

If they're Campanua poscharskyana then they are hardy when in the ground, but as carexcarex says, I'd not want the roots to freeze too hard, so I'd take them down and pop them in a cold greenhouse.  Keep them on the dry side of damp.  

In the spring when you notice the first signs of growth cut them back to about 3 inches and give them a dose of general fertiliser.  They'll soon be back just as beautiful as before. 

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 07:03

Hi Zoomer - this thread was never about gardening - it's in the Potting Shed Forum which is described as being for " garden gossip, topical debate or idle chit-chat." -  think this one comes under "idle chit chat".  

One or two people on the board are going through a particularly  tough time at the moment and others have said they can feel low at this time of year, particularly when not able to get out into their gardens because of the weather, so I thought a thread to share things that keep us positive and cheerful ..............  

is that ok? 


Posted: 26/11/2013 at 06:52

Good morning all   Damp here - no frost.    Must put specs on - read Archie's post as "off to work till fish..." 

Hugs to Stacey and Panda ((hugs)) and anyone else who wants one 

Buried treasure

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 20:51

Macavity - that really is Buried Treasure - how lovely 

dirty bark

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 20:37

A soft brush and soapy water. 

Some recommend using a Karcher, but I'd be loathe to do that to a tree.

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 20:34

When faced with difficulty and unkindness I've found this inspirational: 

"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."

Nelson Mandela

Buried treasure

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 20:20

My current garden has only been a garden for about 40 years, before that it was an orchard, before that it was sheep pasture and before that it was the terminal moraine of an ice age glacier.

Other gardens I've had have been created by gardeners long before I came, and some have left things behind by the earlier gardeners and their families - amongst the objects I've dug up have been several stems and bowls of old clay pipes, some of them beautifully decorated.  I've found old coins, war medals, earthenware ink bottles, Arts & Crafts decorative tiles and a broken Bellarmine jug.

Have you found buried treasure that's given you a glimpse of the life of your garden's previous gardeners?


Posted: 25/11/2013 at 19:50

Stacey ((hugs)) glad you're on the mend - nothing like a lo for keeping you amused 

Weather Forecasting? Don't get me started

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 19:48

Here we look to the East in the winter - whatever the weather my Russian daughter in law's relatives have had it before us and used most of  it up 

Just checked the Met Office site - no frosts here for the rest of the week - in fact, virtually tropical 

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