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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

S.Pierre variety of tomatoes

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 18:28

KEF, (I'm whispering this so as not to embarrass you)  South Holland is part of Lincolnshire 


Posted: 17/03/2014 at 18:25

Yes thank Lily - seems ok now - took last antibiotics yesterday so hopefully that's it.

Bedlinen changed, three loads of washing dried, folded and being aired, bedroom dusted and polished and bookshelves tidied, bread baked, kettle descaled, banking done, jacket potatoes in the oven and feet up 


Posted: 17/03/2014 at 14:26

Sorry, no cake here today, but I've got some warm bread and some cheese and chutney if anyone wants a sandwich

 Clari can make cake for pudding 

Help . . . how do I make my brown lawn green again?!!

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 14:13

Hi Josephinus 

Can you post a picture of the lawn for us please - an overall view and something closer up as well - to post a picture on here click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions.

Gardening for the elderly

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 14:05

Please define elderly 

My poor Rhododendron

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 13:41

I don't grow rhodos (wrong sort of soil) so not my specialist subject, but I've been googling - unhappily this article on phytophthora looks as if it might shed some light

Don't know what others think?

My poor Rhododendron

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 13:37

My thinking was that the newer growth is softer and more likely to wilt and go floppy if short of water.

However, it would seem that's not the problem ...............  can you check the stems thoroughly and see if there's any damage?

Taken over garden - a few ornamental grasses and dogwoods to identify....

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 13:32

I would cut the dogwoods right back as shown here  and top dress with a sprinkling of Fish Blood and Bone. 

.... scroll down to No. 7.  You'll be surprised at how much new growth you'll get this summer and how beautiful the long straight growths will look next winter once the leaves fall. 


Posted: 17/03/2014 at 13:27

That's an idea PD - come the revolution we could probably be fairly self-sufficient 

Raised beds, How to fill?

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 13:07

Hi Figleaves

I put permeable landscaping fabric on the bottom, lined the sides with heavy duty polythene and filled it with 50% topsoil from the garden centre and 50% well rotted farm yard manure again from the gc.  

Every year I top dress it with another layer of well-rotted  FYM in the spring and it grows lovely veg.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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