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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Crumbly cauliflowers

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 15:08

Maybe they should have been harvested earlier - sounds as if the flower is beginning to flower, as it were.  


Posted: 07/09/2013 at 14:42
Stacey Docherty wrote (see)

Lol oh I have dove they are all supposedly for the wooded bit .... 

I've got a wooded bit .................... ish - under the ash trees

Is my tree completely dead?

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 14:05

Afraid Leylandii won't re-shoot from old wood - cut your losses - chop it down, it's almost dead anyway.  You won't have to worry about killing the roots - they don't sprout from old roots either. 

Have you got room to put something else in the area to give you a bit of height in that part of the garden?


Posted: 07/09/2013 at 14:02

Oooh Poor Sore Nut!!! 

Stacey, you haven't got room for all of those - you'll need somewhere to put them

Let me help  I've got some spare room here 


Posted: 07/09/2013 at 13:03

I experienced the 'accidental buying of cheese' today at the market - far too much wonderful Chaumes and a Petit Soumaintrain - but just think how delicious they'll be with some salami and figs on sourdough for a 'light gardening lunch' tomorrow.

I also had to buy a small piece of sirloin to roast with some beetroot, carrots and potatoes to accompany a jar of horseradish sauce - they're all needed to go with the Swiss Chard that needs picking in the veg patch.   Good job there's a bottle of Cote du Rhone waiting to be opened 

A gardener needs her sustenance 

Which clematis is this?

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 11:57

I'm very tempted by that one - I've got just the spot for it 

Wooden garden furniture

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 11:56

Our chairs are the folding ones, so if we're not sitting on them they're folded and leaning against the table, then if it rains the seats don't really get wet and by the time the sun's out again they're fine to sit on.  The big wooden garden benches are out all the time too - if they're damp I've got some old cushions that live in the garage and we just grab them to protect our btms.

The only precautions we take is to make sure that if strong winds are forecast the chairs are folded and laid down flat on the terrace, so they can't be blown over and damage expensive terracotta pots. 


Posted: 07/09/2013 at 11:51

As long as it's not the fact that they were given to you by your MIL that's making you wary 

Talkback: Autumn crocus pot display

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 08:29

Oh dear - picture researcher chappess obviously not a gardener then?  

And yet in this month's GW there she is waxing lyrical about Iris reticulata - or perhaps it's a different person does the job on the website?


Posted: 07/09/2013 at 08:24

The sky here is wall to wall bright blue, not a white fluffy to be seen, and the sun is so bright I'll need  to go into the city - sorry folks 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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