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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Since joining GW forum,I have been overwhelmed with all the support & advise

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 19:10

Aw, and so say all of us 

Can someone please recommend me great colourful pink/red/ climber :)

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 08:06

What about Actinidia kolomikta? 

Not something I've grown myself, but it does look very pretty, and carries a lot of pink for a large part of the year. 

Cleaning patio

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 08:03

I would love it if our terrace developed lichens -  have you seen the price of aged stone troughs with lichen on them? 

I think this might be a case for the Envy thread 

Toil soil advice needed

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 06:15
Have a go Nick wrote (see)

Even if we've had quite a few slugs last year 

just fine to turn over and add manure?

Absolutely fine - it'll be great 

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 06:07

My envy is for people who can make decisions - I'm really struggling to work out whether this garden can cope with a wildlife pond, and if so where it will go 


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 06:03

Good morning all  Awake and up early this morning as I'm spending a day travelling around East Anglia with my son 

Temp in the garden only went down to 5.8C last night  and was up to 13.6 yesterday - is this the start of the heat wave?  

Lily, glad you and your friend had a good day - hope she's much better very soon. 


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 19:24
Verdun wrote (see)

..................  Heatwave a'coming this weekend folks. Be nice to me or I won't send it your way 


I'll make a cake Verdun 

OH has been told he has 3 days gardening to look forward to Sun/Mon/Tuesday 

I'd better make two cakes 

New Allotment, advice please!!

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 18:43

Best bit of advice I was given when I got an allotment - never be afraid to ask 

The other allotmenteers  are full of information and experience of the soil and conditions that you have to work with - and most people are so flattered to be asked for advice

And one other tip - don't try to do it all at once - but remember that Nature abhors a vacuum so if you've got bare soil the weed seeds will find it, so read up a bit on green manures - different types for different times of the year - and don't be afraid to sprinkle a few green manure seeds on part of the allotment and keep that bare soil covered 

Cleaning patio

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 18:37

mjtclayton - can you show us a photograph please - to post a pic click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions 

Maiden fruit tree

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 17:13

I think it'll be fine - as they grow you'll just train them against the fence - but the wires will be several inches proud of the fence so they're not as far out as they look now. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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Growing Mushrooms

Has anyone done it on purpose? 
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