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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Bees in my compost

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 19:17

Are they honeybees?  If so this should help 


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 19:10

Supper has been eaten out on the terrace - the under gardener is washing up, the hedgehog food dishes have been filled and food has been scattered for noisy young blackbirds and dunnocks.  It reached 34C in the shade out in the front garden 

Anyone heard from Punkdoc lately? 


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 18:27

Hello folks, Dove's been watering (with a lot of help from the under gardener )  30+ pots of tomatoes, plus cukes also in pots, and the raised beds needed a good soaking, as did the front border - the poor fig tree was thirsty and it's leaves started to go yellow  - not surprised 34C in the front garden 

Sorry some people have had carp days - but TGIF   Have a little alcofrolic something or other with me   and help Panda celebrate - HER HOLIBOBS START HERE!!!

leave browing

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 16:16

I'd give the clematis a good drink too - and maybe a dose of liquid fertiliser too - they're very hungry plants. 

leave browing

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 14:37

Hi Jack23 

It sounds as if these trees are suffering from lack of water.  Trees and shrubs need a lot of water in their first few years, and sometimes throughout their lives, depending on conditions.  

In the summer I would give a newly planted tree (ie a tree in it's first couple of years) at least a full bucket of water at least three times a week every week, even if it's rained recently. 

Bay not happy

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 14:33

How often is it watered ?

Replacement Cover Sought

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 14:28

Just an outside chance - Tesco online sell a hexagonal growhouse - it might be worth checking the measurements and if they're compatible you might be able to purchase a cover from them 

wet rag Mellows

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 13:43

That's just what they do when the flowers are fading, particularly if they're rained on. 


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 13:26

Where did she buy it?  Is it a named variety?

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 13:26

You'll have to head for the Philipines Artjak 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove


Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46


How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

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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