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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Something is eating my chives.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 13:46

Pigeons may be the culprits - they're so inquisitive - they try most things. 

What flower seeds could I sow outside now to flower this year?

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 13:45

Your timing's absolutely perfect for any half-hardy annuals.

 Nasturtiums will be great sown just now - you can eat the flowers and leaves in salads and sarnies and pickle the seeds to use instead of capers. 

Leggy mint - help!

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 13:41

You can't kill mint - I'd chop them back quite short (use the prunings with new potatoes, peas, mint sauce etc) and leave them on the balcony - let them get dryish between waterings.  Stand well back - as the weather warms up they'll really begin to grow 

Bare Root Rose - No Growth?

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 12:00

Does it have any buds at all?  If not, I'd cut them all back to a mark on all three stems where a bud would be if it had any as if you were pruning it, and see what the insides of  the stems are like 

What is it?

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 11:56

Roasted asparagus is delicious too 

You lucky thing 

Now you're going to have to read up on how to look after an asparagus bed 


Oh, if you've never eaten it before you ought to be aware that it makes some people's pee smell odd afterwards - doesn't last long but can be a bit alarming if you don't know why 

Are these leopard slugs?

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 11:54

Look like them to me but I'm not an expert - anybody else?????????????????


Posted: 13/05/2013 at 11:49

Good morning Matty - for some reason Google wouldn't let me put myself on the map but Nutcutlet put me on - she's a kind soul  ask her and let her know where you are and I'm sure she'll put you on when she gets a moment from admiring her paeonies   Isn't it a brilliant idea? 

Walnut Tree

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 11:44

And Ninja Crows too 

What is it?

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 11:42


Can any confirm identification please?

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 11:42

Or .... just looked in my garden at the white campion and my Sweet Rocket (Hesperis Matronalis) another one for attracting good insects - mine is just at that stage and looks a bit like your plant but downier - have you sown any Sweet Rocket- (one of my favourites - casts its perfume on the evening air 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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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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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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