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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Raised flower bed

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 17:36

Thought you would   It'll look fabulous - Verdun has a very good eye for such things.

The great thing is that it's evergreen, so even in the winter your garden will look fabulous. 

Unknown edible in garden what is it??

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 16:50

You can grow some varieties outside but they're very weather dependant - not tried growing them in containers - they need rich soil, lots of water and sunshine

Problem Solving

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 16:33

Hi Steve

I find it's best done on my hands and knees with an old kitchen peeling knife,  (now relegated to the garden shed for that sort of job) just cutting vertically around the edge of the stones.  It doesn't take long and doesn't have to be done every time you mow - just as it needs it.



Posted: 31/08/2015 at 16:28

Oh Wonky   You're just not used to having weekends and bank holidays off are you? ((hugs))


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 16:19

Glad your horse is happy BL

Unknown edible in garden what is it??

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 16:16

I like the look of that dish with the boerwors sausage, cornmeal pap and pumpkin leaves with tomato sauce - that's another reason for growing squashes again next year

Plant ID help please

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 16:12

Definitely Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula' - the Weeping Willow-leaved Pear.


It's the 'willow-leaved' that threw you off the track Rinus

Unknown edible in garden what is it??

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 15:22

I posted a thread about eating squash leaves on the food forum that I'm a member of - we had an interesting reply from a member who has lived in South Africa and says that it's a staple part of the diet there

Plant Id Needed

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 15:08

Think No. 2 is Ophiopogon planiscapus - possibly the Nigrescens form, but it's not got the dark colour 'cos it's not had enough sunlight?


Edited to say: aka Black Mondo Grass

Raised flower bed

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 14:08

I agree with Verdun yet again   Mahona Soft Caress for the top - perfect


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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