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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Bean plant leaves are yellow. Even the beans are yellow

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 11:15

I once planted seeds from a packet that described them as being dwarf beans - they grew into rampaging 10ft tall Borlotti Lingua de fuoco!!  Fabulous beans but not really suitable for a small container garden which was all I had at the time!!! 

I contacted the company who packed and sold the beans - I received their apologies, these things happen apparently

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 10:53

Topbird - I want to go again and it's only just down the road from me ........ I spent so much time taking photos yesterday, but I need to take some notes as well ................... if you're up for it let me know

Snoodle - I have some aquilegias for you from Fidget and Nut

Doomed I tell you.......

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 10:50

16.6C against the north-facing fence in the back garden at the moment - not bad considering ...

Unidentified cherry pest

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 10:45

Oh 'eck! 

Let us know if they send you more info

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 09:58

There are still quite a few old 'water meadows' alongside the river and the meare at Diss - fantastic frog habitat


Posted: 28/07/2015 at 09:55
WonkyWomble wrote (see)
... Rest the knee Hosta! Waitrose can get a stand in for you ...

Is that a joke Wonky???


Re Penstemons - I was telling Wonky only yesterday that I used to grow 'Sour Grapes' in a previous garden   Simply glows in evening light.

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 09:49

We used to get whoppers when we lived at The Mill

Leaning hedge

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 09:02

If it's top heavy then the height needs reducing.  I'd totally renovate the hedge - reduce it's height by  at least two thirds, clear the base of any dead wood, weeds, grass etc and feed with Fish, Blood and Bone and water well - then stand well back.

If it's the sort I think you're describing (a small darkleaved evergreen) it'll produce new growth from lower down and you'll get a decent hedge again.  This time don't let it get too tall

Doomed I tell you.......

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 09:00
star gaze lily wrote (see)

They'd look like w***y warmers Dove 

I'll have to see if I've got a pattern ...........

Freaky Veg

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 08:41

Most peculiar

I've not seen this happen before - has anyone else? 

'Lark' has an RHS Award of Garden Merit - I think I'd send them photos and details and ask what they think is going on.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09
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