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Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 09:41

Morning Verdun   Star Child is still looking lovely in her pot on the table on the terrace 

what can I sow now.

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 09:38

Swiss chard 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 07:36

Good morning Fidget.  I think you're right.  OH has gone to work  - I've got a load in the washing machine and am just going to have my plum compote and yoghurt for brekkie.  Then the garden had better beware - I'm on a tidying mission this weekend!

Hope your day goes ok 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 07:31

 Verdun ((hugs))

New addition to the garden

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 07:16

I would leave the big slugs in the compost heap - they help to break down the organic matter and big slugs tend to only eat decaying stuff rather than fresh young vegetation.  They also eat small slugs.  

When I find big slugs in the garden I often put them in our compost heaps. 

Big slugs are 

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:45

I am so jealous - I only ever see the occasional one 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:12

Feet are up now and I'm going to doze   I'll have to rely on OH to wake me up when Monty comes on ....................... but it's set to record anyway

 

Sweet dreams everyone 

Hedge problem

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 16:44

As others have said, cut it back even further than you dare!  Then clear out any rubbish from the base and in February give it a good sprinkling of Fish, Blood & Bone.  You'll have a lovely hedge by next summer.

When you trim the hedge, try to trim it to an A shape, wider at the base than the top.  You'll get a hedge which is green from top to bottom that way 

Talkback: Currants and gooseberries to grow

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 15:45

Xenia has thorns when it's young, but when it's older it's virtually thornless  http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/gooseberry-xenia/ 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38

Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

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
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