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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 20:59

Hurrah!  Now you believe us don't you

And they will start growing upwards - look at  all those lovely healthy new shoots - and this time when they grow upwards it'll be thick and bushy, not lanky and spindly.

We're turning you into a gardener

Verve Growbags

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 20:51

Wonky - I can vouch for your seedlings looking very healthy indeed - I'm impressed

Yellow dying grass

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 20:47

What sort of mower have you got?  Does it have a really sharp blade? 

The grass looks a bit as if it's been cut with a blunt mower and torn rather than cut cleanly.


Also, it may well have been watered too much.  No more watering unless we have a prolonged hot dry spell.

help with garlic

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 19:31

Did you buy garlic cloves to plant from the GC or an online specialist supplier, or have you planted cloves from a supermarket bulb of garlic?


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 19:29

BL - just picked up on this - welcome to new baby - how lovely!!!

Builder has repaired cracked ridge tiles and other bits and pieces.  He'll come back on Wednesday to rub down and paint the garage door - then I think we're all done for the time being.

We've had heavy showers on and off all day so as well as a sausage and egg pie I made some salmon, prawn and chive tarts as. well - we've had some for supper - now a glass of sauv. blanc is going down nicely



Yellow Perrenial ID

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 18:32

They remind some people of weeds because they grow easily and don't get aphids etc.  I think they're so pretty, they soften areas of stark paving and yet can be easily controlled. 

Plant ID

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 18:29

Were there no clues on the packet as to what varieties the mixture contained?

There are thousands and thousands of perennial plants.

Are they British natives, or for sun or shade, or to attract pollinators, or ...........???


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 17:53
Dordogne Damsel wrote (see)

Dundee Cake in the oven - smells nice.  

Still got school baking to do on Saturday morning, still pondering what to make, it gets used as a dessert after the BBQ supper, I think mostly to adults - served on paper plates and probably a shortage of cutlery so needs to be easy to eat, stay fresh all day and served cold, also not inclined to melt if it is a hot day. Any ideas???  ...

Proper shortbread ???

Dying Rowan Tree

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 17:46

Most trees are susceptible to various problems if they are not growing well and under stress.  However a tree that is in good condition and growing strongly is usually able to throw off  most bacteria/fungal attacks etc.


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 15:48

What appalling behaviour!   Glad you're sticking to your guns Jo

Keep us informed.

Recently Hostafan had a delivery of topsoil containing couch grass roots - if I remember correctly the company delivered a better quality load virtually immediately!

That's the way to treat your customers and get repeat business.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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