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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

major pruning of plum tree - advice needed

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 06:20

  I hadn't realised that the branches were torn.  What a shame.  Is it a Victoria plum?  Ours used to bear very heavily - I used a collection of wooden props to hold the branches up when they got heavy. 

insects killing plant roots

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 06:15

You need to find out if there is something eating the roots, and if so what sort of insect, so you're going to have to gently dig up some of your affected plants and carefully inspect the roots. 

One of the most common culprits is the vine weevil larva - info here  https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=234 

It's my birthday

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 06:10

Happy Birthday Panda 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57140.jpg?width=400&height=350&mode=max

 Save some for us!!!!

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 06:06

Good morning all 

Happy birthday Panda 

Only 7.4C out there overnight 

Wh can't I add my FB pic to my profile? Link isn't working:(

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 21:00

Yay!!! 

That's very pink and white! 

Clear pond please !!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:53

If it's green algae, I can recommend Blagdon Barley Straw extract - you can get it on line or from most GCs.  

If it's blanket weed the extract seems to help keep it down, but I also use a bamboo cane and twirl it around a bit like making candyfloss and pull it out and leave it on the bank so that any inhabitants to find their way back to the water. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:03

That's ok then, as long as DD and BL found each other eventually 

What is this strange plant growing on a gorse?!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 19:59

I remember learning about it at school, but I've never seen it either Nut. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 19:46

Hello I'm back from a lovely day out with daughter - we went to Pin Mill (the setting for some of Arthur Ransome's children's novels) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin_Mill and had a fantastic lobster salad lunch  and a walk along the foreshore and the wooded river bank alongside all the houseboats that are moored there.  

 

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 Pin Mill, including the Adnams' pub, the Butt and Oyster 

 

Any news from BL and DD or have they both been taken by white slave traders?

Frost?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 19:00

My dahlia has only just started blooming 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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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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Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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