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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Running before I can walk and need some help!!

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 19:48

A sheltered corner outside - a cold frame would be ideal 

Too late to prune zephirine drouhin?

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 19:07

A good sprinkling of Fish Blood and Bone and a mulch of well rotted farmyard manure (not touching the stems).  Cut out the dead wood and reduce the rest of the stems by two thirds - that'll make it shoot from the base. 


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 19:00
lisa massey wrote (see)

I bought a new hellebore today by accident. .........

She's one of us 

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:22
fidgetbones wrote (see)

......Then OH rang me from Norwich to make sure I was up, then the alarm clock went off.....

 I wondered who that was talking so loudly out there on his mobile 

Simple question alert!

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:20

That's one plant with three canes (stems) - plant as one plant 

Nice tasting herbs

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:09

You can grow ginger indoors - it's good for digestion and circulation apparently.

Members of the onion family are also good for circulation so chives might be an idea.  Not sure how many you'd need to eat to make a difference 

Mini Christmas tree

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:04

I'd use John Innes No 3 Loam based compost - not only will it give the tree the correct nutrients, it will also be weightier than a fibre-based compost so will give it stability.  

Is it outside?  It will be happy and healthy outside - not too much sun - and then you can just bring it in for the duration of Christmas festivities


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 17:58

Oh look!  We've got a beautiful sunset, layer on layer of pinky apricot candyfloss all over the western sky - Shepherd's Delight 


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 17:56

Fidget, make a container from thick gauge small holed wire netting and put the crocus corms in, wire the container shut  then plant the 'wire ball of crocuses' with the 'seam' underneath'.  

It defeated the squirrels when I did that in the garden where I used to work.

Nice tasting herbs

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 17:50

I agree - Parsley 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

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

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:19

Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Last Post: 04/03/2014 at 08:00

Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 13:28

Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:05

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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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:27

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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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Last Post: 28/12/2013 at 14:46

Happy Endings

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Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 17:57

Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

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