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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

fruit tree wash

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 17:29

Berghill - is it the Vitax one?  It's recommended for organic growers  

Thoughts please

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 17:26

I'm older than you and female - I use a border spade - slightly smaller blade than a standard spade which makes it easier to dig plants up and move them around in the border.  I also use it on the veg plot.

I like a stainless steel spade with an ash shaft (then if the shaft does break it can be replaced) and a 'Y' shaped handle.  Just my personal preference but it's what suits me.   I've found Draper to be a good make.

Spring Bulbs leftover from Autumn

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 15:37

Plant them asap - they'll either survive or they won't but at least you've tried

Vertical gardening to cover fence using shoe racks

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 15:36

I would get some poly pots to fit the shoe rack pockets and plant your plants in them, using some of the water retaining gel mentioned above - that will help stop the compost drying out and also help prevent the cloth rotting too quickly.

Mail Order Plants - Where from?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 15:30

You won't beat Woottens of Wenhaston - superb plants, good value, brilliant service.


Posted: 08/03/2015 at 14:09

BL, enjoy the ballet   When I met my son's (almost ex) wife I asked her what the word Bolshoi meant - I'd always thought it must mean something really rather wonderful - in fact it means 'big'.  The Bolshi Ballet is The Big Ballet

rogue plant in border

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 14:06

When your foxglove has finished flowering and the seedcases are beginning to split open cut it down very carefully and swoosh it over your flowerbeds, scattering the seeds around.  Next year you'll have a garden full of foxgloves for free

ID Please Peeps

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 13:52

You can get pink Mysotis - think they can have reddish stems.

Stealing or foraging?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 13:50

Knocking on a farmer's door and asking would be fine - but if he's not at home then you don't go on the land unless there's a Public Right of Way. 

I expect that picking a few blackberries from alongside a Public Footpath or Bridleway would be tolerated but it would be polite to ask.


rogue plant in border

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 13:44

Definitely a foxglove and as Bob says, it's going to be a bit of a good one.  Leave it where it is ('cos it'll have a big root) and enjoy

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Copper tape

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Any better ideas ... 
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Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Norfolk bargains?

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Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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There's a rogue thread 
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Christmas lights in the garden

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All your questions answered 
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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Hallowe'en Howlers

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