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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Time to plant out runner beans?

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 12:13

Whereabouts are you Sara?  I'm in Norfolk and mine have been out for about 10 days and they're fine

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 12:10

I had to go to the farm shop again this morning ... next door to the GC ... and thought I'd just pop in to see if they'd got something with a bit of colour for the front of the front border ................... and I was seduced!!!! 


I didn't stand a chance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I've come home with a huge  West Country Lupin 'Masterpiece' as used by Chris in his Chelsea Gold garden, along with a Geum 'Totally Tangerine'.

That'll give a bit more colour to the front garden


Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 10:00

I agree Hosta - I think it's made it all seem really accessible too - I've been on here several years now and I can never remember so many people saying 'I must go next year' as have been saying that this year.

And I thought that last nights GW from Chelsea was really good.  Much better than I expected

It's my birthday

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 09:38

 Happy Birthday Clari - hope you're putting your feet up


Posted: 23/05/2015 at 07:52

Good morning all

A little over five hours to the start of the music ........... OH has some earplugs so that he can sleep - I hate wearing earplugs - I'd better get myself down to Waitrose - I think alcohol will be the answer

Help under conifer please

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 07:41

Give the area a good load of farmyard manure or home-made garden compost to improve it as much as you can initially, then I'd go for one of the Lamium maculatums - 'Beacon Silver' is a good one, a spreader with silver leaves and pinky-purple flowers. 

It'll need watering until it's established, probably throughout the first summer, but once it gets going it'll spread happily.  However it's easy to remove so won't become invasive. 

Large Chrysalis

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 21:33

 Elephant hawk moth chrysalis


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 21:23

My understanding is that transplanting orchids is frequently doomed to failure because orchids only grow in symbiosis with specific fungi, which may only be present in specific very localised areas. 

North Facing Fence

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 20:32

North Facing Fence

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 19:47

Hi John

This extract from the British Clematis Society Website says that it will grow happily on a sheltered north-facing wall, and they ought to know what they're talking about

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

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I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

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Plant ID please

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Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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