Latest posts by Dovefromabove

New Fairy garden

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 11:12

How lovely 

I think it would be great to have something with really big flowers or leaves at the back (sunflower or fatsia come to mind) to accentuate the difference in scale - it would make the fairy garden look really tiny 


Posted: 11/08/2016 at 08:55

Bushman - hope things turn out ok ((hugs))

LP ((hugs))  these genetic conditions can be worrying, but forewarned is forearmed - hopefully stuff can be done to mitigate its impact on her life - internet associations and support groups can provide a wealth of information

Must make a shopping list and get some food ready - friend arriving Saturday for a few days and I don't want to spend all the time cooking, so I'll make some dishes I can keep in the fridge and re-heat.


Posted: 11/08/2016 at 08:05

Lots of earlier pond threads here 

most have photos. 

Ideas for a native mixed hedge

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 07:33

I agree Nut - Field Maples grow into large trees, and they don't take very long about it.

Over 12 metres tall in less than 20 years ... 


Posted: 11/08/2016 at 06:54

Good morning all   G'day Pat 

Maybe Chicky will pop in this morning.

Rain here at the moment, but mild and we do need the rain ... the front lawn looks the colour of cardboard ... and apparently we've got several days of real heat and sunshine coming up - that'll get the tomatoes turning 

Pelargonium Candelabra

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 06:36

I've seen it happen several times before - no idea why. 

Need Garden Landscape Ideas

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 06:21

Joban - this is a UK based site (connected to a UK tv programme and magazine).  Almost all the contributors are in the UK.

To find recommended garden designers in Texas I suggest you join a local gardening club and seek personal recommendations. 


Posted: 10/08/2016 at 18:06

I love caves too - have visited some splendid ones in the Belgian Ardennes, also caves in the Peak District, Devon and other places.

I had a lovely day catching up with son - seafood lunch on the sunny beach at Aldeburgh - now flolopped on the sofa with OH in front of the 'lympics waiting for his bike to be delivered back from the menders - then it's meatballs in a tomato and squash sauce with pasta.  

Foxglove seedlings

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 17:55

They have their first two little 'leaves' at the moment - they're not true leaves, they're 'seed leaves' or cotyledons.

They will start to grow 'proper' leaves soon - I don't prick seedlings out until they have at least two (and usually four or more) proper leaves - this proves they've got a decent root system going on under g round. 

If you want to know more about 'pricking out' have a look at this video 

Hope that helps 


Posted: 10/08/2016 at 10:06

Right, I'm off ... see you later folks ... have a good day all 

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