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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

mutant tulip leaf/petal

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 06:58

Frannerz - some sunflowers are perennials and don't flower the first year - that may have been 'the problem' with yours.


Posted: 18/05/2015 at 06:52

Good morning all

Well, the promised overnight rain didn't happen.  Faint drizzle is just beginning to dampen the terrace. 

I hope we get the rain we were promised - the pond needs a top up and the water butts are almost empty, not to mention the perennials I planted yesterday will need a drink - oh, and the broad beans are thirsty too - if we don't get a good downpour I'll have to give them a soaking .... and I need to spend a day doing some h*******k

Two Pots

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 06:42

Erysimum 'Winter Orchid' -  beautiful scented flowers from early spring through to autumn - all that needs doing is dead-heading and feeding, then cutting back after flowering.

Trees from Seeds.

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 21:16

Maybe you could commission Kew to do some research on behalf of your company

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 20:06

BL that sounds fantastic - so glad the weather held for you - the garden looks really lovely. 

We had a French day here in honour of your garden - Pernod, lemon and tarragon chicken with braised lettuce and peas. 

Blue tit loves my euphorbia

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:49

This afternoon we've been watching a pair of Gt tits in and out of the clematis covering the fence, taking beaks full of aphids back to the nest box


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:46

We have a teepee this year as I got carried away with other veg and we're now a bit short of space for the runners - but I do prefer rows - a well-constructed double row of 8 ft canes, crossed and tied at the top and braced at either end is a delight

Guilty of overmanicuring gardens at the expense of wildlife?

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:39

My thoughts too Yvie and Hosta - and also someone who doesn't know the magazine or this website very well.


Advice please

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:35

The whle garden a twice yearly application of Fish, Blood and Bone (early spring, and another around June/July).  I also mix some in with the compost/soil when planting new shrubs/perennials etc.

Most veg, fruit and tubs of flowers get an occasional feed with a liquid seaweed fertiliser, tomatoes, courgettes and roses get tomato fertiliser and the clematis get specialist clematis food. 

I also throw occasional handfuls of chicken manure pellets around from time to time, but your garden probably doesn't need that

Am I nurturing a weed again

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:27

Wild mustard - usually regaded as a weed in most well-kept gardens

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 14:03

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45

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

Would anyone like to come along? 
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Last Post: 05/06/2015 at 20:09

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

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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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37
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