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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 07:28

My OH was just as silly KEF - see my response 

Absolute novice...

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 07:27

All sound advice above - and get out and see some gardens - RHS ones, NGS ones, all sorts -  even if they look a bit big and grand, if you look at 'bits' of them and see which bits you like and which you don't like - for example, you may discover that you like dwarf conifers and heathers - or you may discover that you hate them.  And you may discover that you like prairie-type planting with grasses and daisy-type flowers waving in the breeze, or  shrubberies with spring bulbs  - then you need to find out whether you have the right sort of spot in your garden to replicate the bits you like - all this will take some time - and in the meantime you can chat to us about your ideas 

school pond - what to do ?

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 07:20

Bumping 

What do rabbits not eat...

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 07:17

You and OH both KEF - he asked if they would eat profiteroles!!!!!! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 07:16

Good morning KEF 

The builder and his mate who's keen on wildlife gardening are coming on Tuesday/Wednesday to finish the pond and do some other odd jobs indoors and out 

The pond-liner will be delivered on Monday - or even today, I've just had an email saying it was dispatched last night.  The liner is guaranteed for 40 years, so should see me out (now I sound like Ma !!!)

What do rabbits not eat...

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 07:06

Oh yes they do eat flowers - if it's tasty they'll eat it - flower, veg ......... all the same to a rabbit! They don't read the labels 

The RHS site has a list of plants that they're not quite so keen on  http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=209 

Prunus Amanogawa

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 07:02

Oh dear, please don't prune the top out - it'll look horrid and you'll be disappointed 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 06:58

That sounds a lovely day MrsG - isn't Punkdoc around that neck of the woods - give him a wave from us!  

irises changing colour

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 06:56

I've heard of this happening before, but have never found out why, so I decided to do some googling which produced this link  http://pennhort.libanswers.com/a.php?qid=186466 

I have no idea of the horticultural/scientific background of the posters but the answer is interesting ............ 

Lavendar novice balcony question please?

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 06:45

Hi PeterM

Tell us more about the balcony -  lavender needs plenty of direct sunshine - does it get that on your balcony?  Which way does it face and do the balcony sides keep the lavender in shade during the day?  If so that may well be the reason it's not flowering. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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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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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 13:28

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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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:27

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 17:33

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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