Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Weeds in the GH....

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 20:07

Given that it has existed since the surface of the planet was a tropical swamp, I should think it'll probably be very happy there 

Stumped by another small flower!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 20:03

Does it grow wild in the UK Toady?  It's not one I know. 

Dinner time

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:49

We've just had roast lamb with roasted home grown  yellow courgettes,  Chantenay carrots and Buerre de Rocquencourt beans and mint sauce all from the garden - life doesn't get much better than that does it 

A question about roses.

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:46

When I look at the Crocus website there's a whole section labelled English Roses (David Austin) 

Poorly oliver tree - advice please!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:34

I agree with Philippa - olives are much happier outside - preferably planted in the ground in a sheltered sunny spot - but if in a pot protect the pot with a few layers of bubblewrap in the winter and keep the compost/soil on the dry side.  Cold on it's own won't harm olives, but cold and wet together will make them very unhappy. 


Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:46

She's probably digging a deep hole in her garden - one about six feet long - her under gardener 'forgot' to water the plants while she was away 

Bug ID? I think it's a hornet

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:42

Emmits = ants 

But it's also what West Country types call the holidaymakers as they swarm all over the place 

Whats happened to my garlic?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:25


Removing stubborn ornamental grass

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:23

It'll throw out some new shoots soon won't it?   And new growth absorbs the weedkiller quickly.

Sara, give it a good watering and encourage it to grow, then when it's got a good crop of new leaves then zap it with the potion!!! 

Rhubarb crowns

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:14

Don't pick any rhubarb the first year after transplanting them (next year).  Keep them fed and watered, and in 2016 you'll have lovely rhubarb 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38


Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

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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