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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Weed or not?

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 06:46

Whatever it is, I'm sure its flowers will be of great interest to pollinating insects - that's undoubtedly why you're growing it


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 06:41

Good morning all

Bright sunshine here, but grey clouds moving in from the west bringing us that rain.  Just what we need - we had a little rain overnight and the garden was very grateful

Hope saltmines not too bad for those of you who can't find a way to stay at home today


Posted: 21/06/2015 at 19:31

Sounds lovely Panda

Wonky - glad everyone enjoyed Calamity Jane

  See you in the morning folks

Acer Deshojo in trouble

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 19:08

Or the fluffy bits could be scale insects which suck the sap. 

To post a pic on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions to upload a pic from your pc.

Small yellow things growing on mulch?

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 15:37

The first pic looks like Fairy Ring toadstools (how appropriate at Midsummer ).  Brush them off before mowing or if you're worried about the dogs eating them.

No idea what the little yellow blobs are, but they'll be some sort of fungi breaking down the mulch - they won't harm your plants - the world depends on fungi breaking down organic matter

Clearing a garden

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 15:30

GillyScreen - always always always use garden chemicals at the dilution specified on the packaging - no more, no less.


Posted: 21/06/2015 at 14:32

How absolutely gorgeeous - the dresses and the girls


Posted: 21/06/2015 at 14:28

Lily, yesterday was Betrothal Celebrations

Sounds as if that 10 year old could/should be drafted in for any heavy lifting, digging, lugging that needs doing in the future

garden design with no budget

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 13:17

Thought the OP said the second picture - isn't that the one with the lawn on the left and a cultivated area with possibly a fruit tree on the right? Or have I misunderstood


Posted: 21/06/2015 at 11:51

It's one of those gardening myths.  Picking off the potato flowers makes no discernible difference to the yield.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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