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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

sweet pea framework

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 15:24

I prune mine back to about knee height.

what do u think this might be

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 15:21

Oooh, which alien did you come across in Norwich Alan?  Was it one I know?


Oh and yes, pillow, duvet and electric blanket 

what do u think this might be

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 14:44

Flowering rose - nearly right - sequence is caterpillar then chrysalis or cocoon then imago (adult insect) 

what do u think this might be

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 14:38

It's a butterfly or moth chrysalis -this site says that some varieties of blue and brown butterflies overwinter as chrysalids - it'll emerge when the weather warms up - can you leave a door or window open so it can find it's way out easily - it'll need a source of nectar or sugar syrup - info here

Garden Planters

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 13:56

Those are quite stylish - I think I'd plant them with something equally stylish - ornamental grasses

keeping to one variety in each planter.  

Oh, not terribly good for bees ..........................  but very good for birds 


I'll have another think ........................................................................


Fork Handles

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 13:43

I've not got a temperature but sore ears, sore throat, tight chest, gunge-stuffed head and am sitting here surrounded by soggy tissues and Fishermen's Friends and coughing non-stop - thanks for asking Caz 

OH is at work today so I'm having to make my own coffee and I've put a Hairy Bs' sausage casserole in the slow cooker - real comfort food   

We've actually got some sunshine and I'm longing to go out and look for little buds on my pear tree and goosegogs etc, but it's bitterly cold and I've promised OH that I'll stay indoors in the warm.

Fork Handles

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 13:03

Hi Geoff, hope you didn't catch my lurgy 

Fork Handles

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 09:51

Oh Sue, how sad   Have you got it insured?  I hope you find it - have you looked in your bedroom - putting socks/tights/sweaters on tends to be when I catch my ring.

My daughter-in-law's ring is a solitaire and I always think it looks so fragile.

Back in the days when I was a married person I was throwing some prunings onto a compost heap when I realised that my wedding ring was missing - I'd lost a fair bit of weight and it had been a bit loose - then somehow I just saw it glinting, it had caught on a twig on the pile of prunings   I hope you have similar good luck (((hug)))

Fork Handles

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 09:46

My OH works in a Farm Shop which is on the same site as a garden centre, and has to be open when the GC is open, so he's working Good Friday, and Easter Monday as well as his usual days  

Just to cheer us all up, have you seen the UK forecast for April?  

Tomato seedlings

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 08:32

You're a star Italophile, and a Happy New Year to you too!   I had thought that maybe the Anna Russian  would cope with a shorter season (DDIL isn't at all fazed by snow in March) - it is the days to maturity I'm a bit concerned about.

It is still absolutely perishing cold here so my toms will be confined to the kitchen and dining room windowsills for quite a while unless we get a sudden heatwave

You sent me Jaune Flamme which I think are the smaller ones?  You also sent Golden Queen, Soldacki and Marianna's Peace - as you said ' the decision making is hard'.  

I shall start them off this weekend and hope for the best 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

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How to get around the current problem .... 
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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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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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