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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 10:13

This is great - but in a while if we don't keep an eye on it it'll disappear off the front page so we ought to remember to bump it up occasionally so new people can see it.

I think this has lots of useful possibilities - we're visiting Cornwall at the end of the month - now I know there are a few people in that area, perhaps a meet up for coffee at a congenial garden centre might be a possibility? 

Rose trimming

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 10:02

What type of roses are they? 


Posted: 13/05/2013 at 10:00

TT - the map did the same thing to me so Nut added me to the map - maybe someone will do the same for you 

Very underweight hedgehog found on doorstep

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 09:58


We had at least two/possibly three hogs hibernating in our hoggie houses - one didn't survive the winter - the corpse seemed very small when I cleaned out the boxes - but the others are tucking in happily to the food I leave out each night.

I put out a mixture of dried hedgehog food, with some chopped peanuts, banana chips and mealworms added - and a bowl of fresh rainwater which is nearly empty each morning 


Posted: 13/05/2013 at 08:55

Welcome Pamela - your garden sounds lovely   - what an adventure - and you've mentioned two of the magic words - hellebores and aquilegias - some real enthusiasts on here 

As for the veg patch - the trick there is to enthuse the undergardener to take on the heavy work, and for you to take the much more onerous responsibility of supervision and direction    I find promises of cake work very well 

What is this

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 08:50

Could be several different things, from hogweed to various cultivated plants - can you post a more detailed picture including the stems please?

Also, is this in a cultivated bed or a long-established wild patch?

Fast growing small tree for very small garden

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 08:47

How close to your house or drains, or those of other people?

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 08:23

It's a brilliant idea  Even if Google wouldn't let me do my own (thanks Nut).

Thank you Blackest 


Posted: 13/05/2013 at 08:18

Good morning all  Sunny here in Norfolk at the moment, but with some heavy clouds hanging about. I've got today off work  

 I need to get my hoe out, lots of little green weeds appearing all over the place 

Nut. at long last I've got some signs of life in my seedtrays - some of the foxglove seeds you sent me have seed leaves  and there is a sign of life with the codonopsis too   I can see everything kicking off just as we're ready to go away at the end of next week   I can see my neighbour is in for a long lecture about her watering duties 


Posted: 12/05/2013 at 22:10

Stir it up and water it - they'll leave in search for somewhere warm, dry and undisturbed 

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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Just some of the ways they help us 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Does anyone recognise this? 
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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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