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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Storing potted herbs

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 18:18

Mint and chives will die right down and disappear so don't panic - they're perfectly hardy and will reappear in the spring.

Stacey & her chilli bits

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 17:58

My Gusto Purple Chillies

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/56998.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 

Hot Banana chillies

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I can't claim all the credit for these -  I bought them as little plants from the GC - but I'm jolly chuffed with them 

 

Crown Prince squash???

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 17:45

This squash appeared as a seedling in the garden compost spread on our veg patch - it must have come from veg waste we put on the compost heap the previous year - we had several Crown Prince squashes from the farm shop that year, and some butternuts.  

Also the usual Hallowe'en type pumpkins.

This plant now covered an area about 10' x 10' and is still growing, spreading through the raspberry canes onto the terrace, and through the wax beans out onto the lawn.  So far we have two small fruits.

Any ideas as to the type, and also, should I restrict the number of fruit on the plant, as we're getting quite late into the season now? 

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Have you seen this rose?

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 17:38

How did you guess 

Rose Cutting.

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 17:36

Hi NornBlue - of course we're crazy - in the nicest possible way 

Welcome 

It's my birthday

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 17:28

Does she???  How exciting!!! 

Changing the purpose of a pond

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 17:26

We have a wildlife pond - we only dug it this spring - already we have frogs, newts and a grass snake visiting it, as well as dragon flies and damsel flies and lots of other insects.  It's wonderful.

A wildlife pond should not contain fish and does not need a filter or a pump.  It just needs the right balance of oxygenating plants and no chemicals.  There a quite a few threads on here discussing wildlife ponds - put that term into the search facility at the top of the page and you'll find lots of info 

Have you seen this rose?

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 17:23

I've found this rose, bred and registered by David Austin, called Dove 

http://mistydowns.com.au/plant_display/display/334-dove 

 

It doesn't appear on David Austin's English website - has anyone come across it or seen it anywhere please?

Rose Cutting.

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 15:55

Plant your cutting in a pot

And place it in a shady spot

Leave it through the winter snows

And through the March wind's icey throes

With luck when summer's here again

With sunny days and gentle rain

You'll find the pot contains a rose

What type it is, still no one knows.

Blight

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 14:17

The blight that affects potatoes and tomatoes only affects plants of the solanum family, so whatever is affecting your quince tree, it won't be potato blight. 

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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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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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

Slugwatch

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

Achillea

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

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

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