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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

New garden prog just about plants

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 19:10


 That's what you deserve for getting us all excited

Problem neighbours

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 19:07

Do try not to let it get under your skin.  They may not be the neighbours you'd choose, but a peaceful life is worth a great deal

Plant (Rose) i.d.

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 19:05

Looks to me like Ballerina

Bosch Rotak 43

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 18:53

Hi Mark

Have a look on espares website

they usually have all the spare parts you need, and are very helpful with advice etc.

Good luck

Mysterious Rhizome

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 18:20

Looks to me like the female flowers of the Black Bryony  - they grow on different plants to the male flowers.


help please

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 18:06

I can't zoom in very much on your photo, but it looks to me like one of the brassicas - possibly oilseed rape or one of the mustards, either a wild one or one of the Japanese ones commonly grown for salad leaves,  but it could be almost any of the cabbage family that has bolted - broccoli, Brussels sprouts etc

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 15:43

Wonky - that all looks so lovely - so proud of you   And what a transformation by changing the colour of the garden furniture - fantastic  

Bet your lovely hubby and Pa Womble are impressed too

Help with tree-in-a-pot identity...

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 15:12
Edd wrote (see)

Its from.

"My Secret Garden" by Alan Titchmarsh and was published in 2012.

Not sure that helps but I'm sure the answer will be in there.

Edit: It's formally clipped yew and box, apparently.

I have a copy (a GW Advent Calender 'prize') from a couple of years ago. 

On page 102 Alan writes about his "lollipop yews"  planted in "... Italian Terrace Pots, 'Vaso Archi' 80cm in height and diameter with a Gothic arch pattern to their rim.  They age beautifullyu, taking on a duisky patina to the terracotta, which is not as vivid an orange as its British counterpart.  They have also withstood freezing temperatures in at least two severe winters..."

Hope that helps


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 14:07

Hopefully you'll find the information you need via this link

Good luck

Deer oh Dear !

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 13:56
Renata Boyle wrote (see)

thank you so much for your replies - have a feeling I will eventually get banned from this site for asking TOO many questions, came to gardening later in life and often struggle with some of the gardening book that often assume you know a lot already ....


Can't ask too many questions Renata, it's what the forum is here for - it would cease to exist without questions, and that would be so sad.

P.S.  And it's nice to have some easy ones too

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

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Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Do bees become addicted? 
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