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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Is this blight?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 21:16

Cover it with fleece - that's what the farmers do.


as a cheaper solution if you don't have any fleece, earth the plants up as much as possible and then spread a few pages of newspaper over the top at night (remove in the daytime - replace each evening) and hope it's not too windy!

Plant Id

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 21:12

Yes - dig all of it out asap.  Is there just the one?  Where has it come from? 

Newly planted leylandi dead?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 21:09

Snap BL

Newly planted leylandi dead?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 21:09

Are you sure you want a Leylandii hedge?  They grow huge very quickly, require a lot of maintenance and totally impoverish the soil around them so that nothing else will grow.

There are lots of other much more interesting hedge choices (and most of them are easier to grow and look after)

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:30
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

Barbara Jackman is so lovely, delicate and rather shy with her beautiful drooping heads.

Because she's on a bank on a north-facing fence, when the sun's shining through the petals from behind, it's absolute magic - shame I can't get that on camera

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:28

 Dicentra alba - last year it nearly disappeared so I lifted it and popped it in a pot - it's much happier now

 Aren't broad beans in flower absolutely beautiful



Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:23

 Self-sown Forget me nots - they were here when we came and appear every spring

 Clematis Barbara Jackman

 Vinca major with Geranium phaeum on the bank behind it

 The euphorbia I bought last week

 The first blossom ever on the baby espalier Concorde pear



Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:15

Now the sun's getting higher in the sky the Shady Bank is bursting into colour

 These tulip bulbs were given to me as a retirement gift by a colleague in November 2013

 Hellebore Mrs Betty Rannicar has been blooming its socks off for months and months now

 This primula appeared in the garden two springs ago - I divided it last spring and it's romping away

Is this blight?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:01

You're in the Nottingham area?  - there was a frost in Nottingham over the weekend

Monty and his Kniphofia

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 19:53

The one that gets my goat is new-cu-lar rather than nuclear

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Do bees become addicted? 
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Last Post: 30/04/2015 at 15:24

Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 08:19

Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 15:22

First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
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The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
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Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Please help me choose 
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Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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