Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Signing into secret garden

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 14:40

I've alerted Nora at the GW  team - someone will get back to you as soon as poss. 


Posted: 11/08/2016 at 13:43

You can watch it with me BL - there's plenty of room on this sofa - just don't sit on my knitting 

What is this?

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 13:41

Snap again Nut 


Posted: 11/08/2016 at 13:34

It's a myth that suckers have seven leaves - lots of roses have seven leaves - depending on their ancestry.

Also lots of the modern David Austin-type bush roses send up long straight shoots from below ground.  Some people mistake these for suckers and remove them which spoils the plant. 

However, if you have a standard rose with new shoots from below the graft these need removing as Treehugger has described.   Although, if it is a standard the graft is likely to be towards the top of the stem. 

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Advertising ...

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 13:11

Neither do I - but if they've found a way to do it in order to protect their income, the other sites won't be far behind them.

Woolly Aphid on Apple Tree?

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 13:04

I've seen large flocks of long tailed tits swarming over apple trees in the winter, so much do they love woolly aphids ...  such a wonderful sight it's almost worth having the aphids 

What is this tree?

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 12:27

That looks like the Common Ash Fraxinus excelsior 

Last edited: 11 August 2016 12:28:53

seed collecting from own plants

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 11:16

Yes, but you would have to let the plant grow a flower spike to produce the seed, and in so doing the plant would use up all the energy in the bulb and it would be useless for cooking.  

New Fairy garden

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 11:12

How lovely 

I think it would be great to have something with really big flowers or leaves at the back (sunflower or fatsia come to mind) to accentuate the difference in scale - it would make the fairy garden look really tiny 

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Dates and Locations etc - is there one near you? 
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Normal for Norfolk???

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ID please

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Such a handsome chap

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ID please

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Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
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