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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Himalayan Knotweed

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 15:58

It appears that there are two separate but related plants

Japanese Knotweed and Himalayn Knotweed

Nothing to do with Himalayn Balsam.

Pruning Victoria Plum Tree

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 11:15

Plums and other prunus trees should be pruned May/June/July - never in the winter. 

Pruning them in the winter makes them very susceptible to contracting Silver Leaf Disease. 

More information here

Hope that helps

What is this found in the garden this morning

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 11:10

It does look as it's been a good year for them

merged front yard

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 10:08

Great minds think alike Beaus Mum

merged front yard

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 10:08

If everyone is working they probably are very busy as you say - sometimes asking them a favour is a way forward - help with lifting something in the garden maybe - just something to break the ice.  That gives you the chance to say thank you with a bottle of wine or a homemade cake or pot of jam ......... from little acorns great big oak trees grow



Posted: 20/08/2015 at 10:04

Christmas Day and Boxing Day seem very close


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 09:57
WonkyWomble wrote (see)
...  Right hand was obviously bitten by something yesterday as it was double the size of the other with no knuckles! Antihistamines last night and its a bit more normal now!  ...

Better check Flatface Shed Cat for critters!!!

Have another great day ((hugs))

It's my birthday

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 09:52

 Have a brilliant birthday!!! ((hugs))


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 09:47

Our cousins in Tasmania always said that we spend too long working in the UK and not enough time playing -  until we explained that we only work so hard in order to pay our fuel bills in the winter!!!

merged front yard

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 09:44

I think that some of these tv programmes about awful neighbours cause more trouble than exists already.  It just makes people anxious and then instead of people treating each other normally a fear and anxiety gets between them and stops them having a proper relationship.

I've always found the Polish people I've worked with or lived near to be very reasonable and friendly family-oriented people - they can't be blamed if they're used to a less formal lifestyle than some of us - just have a pleasant word with them.   I've also found most of them to be very good cooks - enjoying swapping recipes and baking cakes for colleagues and neighbours. 

Do they know that the slamming of the door upsets you?  Perhaps the door sticks and they need to get their landlord to fix it.

Smile at them and say hello - it's a start to a good neighbourly relationship - and then hopefully you can be friends - good neighbours are worth their weight in gold

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Last Post: 02/10/2015 at 07:49

Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Last Post: 13/09/2015 at 15:52

Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Last Post: 12/09/2015 at 15:37

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

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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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

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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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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