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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

suggestions for a small victorian terrace garden

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 16:25

When I had a similar space I build some storage with cushioned seating on top - somewhere to put the compost and pots and trowels etc without it cluttering up the place. 

gardeners world

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 16:23
punkdoc wrote (see)

Nigel says can I have some doggy treats please?

There's some cake over on the Forkers thread 


Posted: 24/03/2014 at 16:20

 Time for tea and Rhubarb & Custard cake everyone!!! 

can someone tell me what flowers are called?

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 16:13

Mesembryanthemum or Livingstone Daisy 

Planting Advice

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 16:00

If there's chalk bedrock, it's likely that the soil will be alkaline.  You've not got much depth of soil - I'd look at shade tolerant alpines - ajuga, aquilegia, campanulas,  epimedium, tiarella, hardy ferns, lysimachia and violas.  You'd probably find that foxgloves would look lovely with that lot, and would be happy in those conditions. 

Planting Buddleja

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 14:27

Buddleja is perfectly hardy in the UK - plant them outside now and enjoy 

Grass growth inhibitors - please recommend

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 13:47

What's the annual regime applied to your lawn?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 13:26

Obviously Saint Peter!!! 

Neighbour has trashed our beech hedge!!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 12:28

A sprinkling of Fish Blood and Bone around the roots and a good layer of mulch will encourage it.  I can't really see the top properly - if it's uneven then level it off, it'll look much smarter and it will bush out.

 Trim it fairly closely in August - that will make it hold on to it's new young leaves through the winter which will increase your privacy.  

If  you don't trim it in August most of the leaves will fall making it transparent in the winter. 

If it had been allowed to grow up to 10 feet, that may be why it's growth is a little sparse and thin - maybe your neighbours wanted privacy too and knew that trimming it will make it grow thicker. 

Planning planting combinations

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 11:57

Oh Verdun, I don't know that carex, but it's gorgeous, thanks for suggesting it

 It'll pick out the spicy colours in the Boxford Spice 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 11:57

Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:19

Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Last Post: 04/03/2014 at 08:00

Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 13:28

Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:05

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:27

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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