Latest posts by Dovefromabove

What should first shoots of box plants look like please?

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 07:57

I think they'd still be better off outside in a sheltered corner -  box are hardy - if you start them off indoors they'll grow soft and lush and leggy.  You need them to be short and stout.  Think Sandi Toksvig rather than Naomi Campbell 

Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 07:53

Yes a cultivator - we had one for the veg patch when I was a child 

Mushroom identification

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 07:50

No don't   

I know Leucoagaricus leucothites as the Dapperling. 


Posted: 01/11/2013 at 07:45

I seem to remember that 3 is traditionally luck in Western culture because it represented the Holy Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Ghost. 

There's also a tradition of saying White Rabbits on the first day of every month, but I've no idea where that comes from.

I suppose that if White Rabbits are lucky, then 3 White Rabbits will be three times as lucky 

We do the Pinch and Punch thing on the first day of the month. OH hasn't remembered yet so I'll get him when he comes downstairs  - Shhhh, don't tell him 


Posted: 01/11/2013 at 07:05

Good morning Chicky   Oh yes love those starlings.  If we time it right we might get to see the ones over the reedbeds near where my parents live when we visit them on Remembrance Sunday.    Absolutely wonderful.

Anyone know about automatic electric gates?

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 06:52

Seems like there's been a recent profile-raising exercise 

There appears to be an associated charity .

dendrobium nobile care

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 06:42

I've not grown dendrobium, but I found this which I hope is helpful

Autum /winter weeds

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 06:37

I hoe whenever I see them through the winter - in the spring you'll be busy and they'll sneak up on you and become established before you know it, so it's best to keep them at bay while you can 

Wild life...

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 06:23

I always watch Autumnwatch and Sprongwatch - I love the programmes and look forward to them every year.  Really interested in the Hen harrier/Marsh harrier feature.  We see Marsh harriers around the Broads and the river/marshland near the north Suffolk coast - and I have seen a male Hen Harrier flying above a reserve near Southwold  

Leaving my garden

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 06:16

Have you got any pots planted up with spring bulbs?  I can't remember - if you haven't, it's not too late - plant up a tub to take with you to welcome the spring in your new garden, just in case it's not had a gardener in it before and it needs 'waking up' to the possibilities 

And as others have said, don't look back - take a few 'specials' and look forward and enjoy the planning and getting to know what you've got.  How exciting 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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