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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Avocado pit

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 19:09

I think it'll be safest inside - the English climate is becoming more and more unpredictable 

Sweet Bell Peppers

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 18:51

What size pots are they in and how big are the plants?

Planting this year after potatoes

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 18:50
Mel Mcbride wrote (see)

Same as fleurisa. I also just ordered some sugar beet, I haven't looked it up yet if I can plant in to the old potato beds, but if I can that'll be in there too. I have so many spuds this year, I went a bit over board!  

Sugar beet? 

caterpillars eating leaves

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 18:15

bumping up 


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 10:01

Right, off to visit family - OH will be here in charge of laundry and compost turning - both well within his capabilities but can you let him know if it starts raining and he needs to get the washing in 

See you later 

Potatoes decimated!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 09:52

I remember when I was at primary school a very long time ago, there were posters of Colorado Beetle on the wall and we were all told to look out for them on potatoes and tell the village policeman if we saw one!  A real threat in agricultural areas!


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 09:50

Oooh, that's nice - Googling the name along with Dobies results in this which is interesting - lovely foliage - hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 09:46

I remember, a long time ago helping my ex (a builder) to unload concrete lintels at a site on a USAF housing complex - I was dressed for a cold day in overalls, thick jacket and a woolly hat and gloves - a US Airman stood and watched me for a while, then strolled over and started talking to my hub - I continued to unload the truck - the hub then said something to me and I replied - when he heard my voice the airman jumped around looking appalled, called me Ma'am and tried to prevent me from lifting any more lintels, saying that he'd not realised that I 'was a lady' !!! 

Avocado pit

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 09:38

If you're growing it as a houseplant it's important to pinch out the growing tip, otherwise it'll just keep growing up and up - this video shows you how 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46


How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02
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