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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 06:55

Good morning Woody  , if you'd like to get the hoe out on my front border you're very welcome 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 06:50

I think the organic -v- non organic question probably deserves a thread of it's own 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 06:24

If the people of Africa could grow food for their own consumption, rather than intensive flowers and vegetables to be exported to Europe to pay for their countries' trade deficit, acquired by them buying weapons that the west tells them they need in order to maintain the status quo which was imposed on them in colonial times, they would be more able to feed themselves. 

 

Whoops!  Good morning folks   Another beautiful morning here in Norfolk!

It looks as if we had hoglets in the garden last night - much smaller 'evidence' on the terrace 

The magpies were so cheeky first thing this morning, they stood at the open door and shouted at me until I tipped out the bits and pieces the hedgehogs hadn't eaten - that's their treat every morning. 

Now there's some very angry blackbirds in next door's garden, shouting the odds - probably at next door's cat!

Wisteria planting.

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 06:11

Do I understand that your wisteria has not yet been trained into a standard?  If so, there's information here on how to do it - but it may not be possible if your wisteria has already been trained as a wall shrub, as to train a shrub as a standard you need to start with a single stemmed plant. 

http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=242 

lime water

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 06:07

We live in East Anglia - there's a layer of chalk close to the surface here and the area is famous for it's chalk mines.  All our water is very 'hard' - you'll get limescale in your kettle and on your taps, but it won't harm your plants other than the acid-loving ones such as rhododendrons, camellias etc

Talkback: Mullein moth

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 06:03

I suppose that for some people the plants are more important than the moths, instead of regarding them as complementary 

not enough bees

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 05:57

This sometimes happens early in the season - don't worry, the insects will find them 

Beetle ID please

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 20:20

That is very beautiful Nut 

Castor oil plant failing

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 20:07

Hi Colette - you picture hasn't uploaded - you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions to upload a photo from a pc.  Sadly it doesn't work for phones - yet.

If you can't get it to work let us know 

Beetle ID please

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 20:02

One of the varieties of hoverflies - don't know which - some do it that way, some do it the other 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
Replies: 21    Views: 501
Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 08:02

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 13:07
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