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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Creeping buttercup - opinions please

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 10:34

In a border I'd get rid of it quick - it'll spread and invade everywhere.  We allow some to survive along the edge of the lawn against the sleepers of the Shady Bank, but we strim it back before it seeds.

As Obelixx says, there's lots of much better groundcover plants than Creeping Buttercup


Posted: 31/07/2015 at 10:25

You coming home tonight or tomorrow morning Hosta ?

Good luck Panda

Back from SM - just having a coffee before I get out into the garden


Posted: 31/07/2015 at 07:45

Morning Hosta


Posted: 31/07/2015 at 07:02

It went down to 7.7C here last night Verdun, but it's on its way back up now

Have a good shopping expedition

Hedging ideas

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 06:48

Honeysuckle - different varieties so you can stagger the flowering times

and I would go for hawthorn, environmentally much richer - flowers for pollinating insects, berries for the birds


Posted: 31/07/2015 at 06:46

Good morning all

Shhhhhhhhhh!  The sun's shining   and it's Friday

 Coffee anyone?

Tomatoes - some fruit not growing properly

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 19:51

The constant supply of water may be the problem - I find it better to grow tomatoes 'hard' allowing them to begin to wilt between waterings - I get well flavoured tomatoes with few problems (fingers crossed ).

tomato rripening

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 19:40

They will start to turn a paler green first, that's the first sign of ripening, then they will start developing colour.


Posted: 30/07/2015 at 19:36

Whichever God or none, the sentiments are the same

This is a friendly forum, with room for many views as long as they are expressed with respect and consideration for all the members.

tomato rripening

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 19:31

At this time of year leave them to ripen on the plant - later in the season when temperatures drop you can pick them and bring them indoors to ripen - usually it's mid to late September before I do that.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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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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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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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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