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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Scary looking tree branches in my garden

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 06:28

I always get a thrill when I see a well-lichened tree - there's something almost magical about them - I suppose it's that when I was a child the air pollution was so bad that the only place I saw them was in woods on deepest Dartmoor or West Wales.  

wildlife audit

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 06:24

I think this is what you're looking for GBpickle

Good luck 


Posted: 15/03/2014 at 06:15

Just make sure it's well-watered this year while it's roots are getting established. 


Posted: 15/03/2014 at 06:13

Good morning all   I had a pony when I was a child - rotten thing bucked me off and broke my arm and Ma sold it.  After that I rode other people's horses until my children were old enough for ponies and we got another, and a ride and drive cob for me  - didn't do dressage bless her - cantering a figure eight confused her so much her legs got tangled up!  Last time I rode was about 4 years ago, I went trekking on Exmoor - absolute bliss!!!  Sister and brother in law used to do eventing until bad backs (theirs and the horses') stopped that happening - since then they've just lots of mucking out and grooming, but just recently SIL bought herself a cob - I've not seen him yet but I might be tempted ................. 

This Strange and Wonerful Weather System

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 06:02

How lovely to hear your garden described so beautifully Mike - I was there looking around with you 

I may ave contaminated the soil in my garden?

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 21:21

Lead ceased to be used in household paint in the UK in 1963 - how old was the paintwork you burned?


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 20:34

Glad to hear it KEF  Ear's on the mend too 

Time for Gardeners World!

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 19:53

Our rhubarb is doing so well, this is the second year of cropping and I've already had three large crumbles-worth in the past 10 days or so 

Fig Tree

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 19:46


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 19:45

KEF, you keep your gale to yourself - I want a gardening day 

By the way, how's your back doing today?

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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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 11:57

Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:19

Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Last Post: 04/03/2014 at 08:00

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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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:05

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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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

What is this ornamental tree please?

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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 22:12

A Holly Orchard

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Last Post: 28/12/2013 at 14:46

Happy Endings

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Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 17:57

Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

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