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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

waste of time and money

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 09:23

That's a shame Denise - tell us about how you seeded the lawn and perhaps we'll have an idea about what's gone wrong.

mystery red bugs

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 09:10

The larvae wrap themselves in their own poo and hide on the underside of the leaves - I get a bit of kitchen roll and wipe all the leaves from bottom to top. 


Posted: 18/10/2014 at 09:07

Good morning all - I am back   Glad to see you're all ok and  that Pentillie's had a lovely holiday.

Re manicure for party - I stopped at first service station for fuel and ripped nail!  I'm just not cut out to be elegant

Right, going to have a look around ..........


Posted: 16/10/2014 at 12:08

It made painting my nails a bit complicated Lesley - give them a telling off for me please

Right, I'm virtually ready to set off - just waiting for a phone call then I'll be off - see you Friday/Saturday - ish.

Get well soon Nigel!

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 12:05

Here you are David




Posted: 16/10/2014 at 10:06

Let us know how they get on - it's a long time since I've grown spring cabbages, but that looks a nice variety - I may be tempted another year - if the pigeons and slugs behave themselves!

Watch out for slugs when you put the plants outside - and when you take them back into the greenhouse check the bases of the pots for slugs that are hiding under there - you don't want to take slugs into the greenhouse with the plants!

standard rose pruning

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 10:02

I believe that Golden Wedding is a floribunda, so I would just clip the top growth back by about one third in late February/early March, to make a pleasing shape.

Phormium advice please

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 09:55

I think they're more likely to flower if their roots are restricted so if flowers are important to you perhaps splitting them isn't a good idea.

Perhaps a dose of potash in the spring might encourage flowering?

dog bite,anyone know for sure?

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 09:48

Perhaps the RSPCA would be able to advise - details for their helpline here

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38


Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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