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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Spring Time

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 20:57

Glasses raised!!! 

when should I prune Buddleia ?

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 20:54

Oh dear - but old age comes to all of us 


And every time this happens we have a new planting opportunity   What are you going to replace them with?

Ground Cover Options?

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 20:22

My first thought is seed it with grass. 

Ideas for the site of my current pond

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 20:10

Gary - have a look at the Info for Newbies thread - it'll tell you how to make sure your query appears! 

Don't worry, you're not  the only one 

Alpine trough

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 19:39

Kelly, have a look at the thread entitled Info for Newbies which will tell you how to make sure your post appears here 

new gardener

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 19:37

Well, they don't start out that large, they do grow.  

Or could yours be one of the other types of larvae shown?  Whereabouts are you finding them?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 19:34

Oh, hello folks!  It's that time of day is it? .....ish    

I've been in the garden all day  - it's been glorious  temp got up to 18C but was much hotter in the sunshine - almost too hot at midday when we sat out on the terrace for lunch.

Jobs done today are - font lawn mowed (by the Under Gardener), fruit patch weeded/hoed, courgette seeds sown, dropped all over terrace, scooped  up and planted again , empty part of veg garden weeded and compost forked in.  Some foxgloves planted out.  More of the hard dry area under the biggest ash tree forked over a bit to try to get it ready to receive some ground cover plants, more weeding of the Shady Bank, some thatch and moss raked out of the lawn and tied up to the fence for the birds who are nesting, blood fish and bone sprinkled onto the Shady Bank and tickled in with the Dutch hoe, and some sulphate of potash sprinkled around the fruit bushes and again, tickled in - but there's rain forecast for tonight - that's why I did it today.

We also spent quite a long time watching a bluetit pecking away at the hole in a nest box to adjust the size of the hole, while the other of the pair sat in the tree loudly proclaiming ownership of the area. 

This evening we saw a wood pigeon fly up to a seed feeder and tip it to get it to spill seeds onto the ground below - I'd been wondering why there was always so much spilt on the ground - who'd have thought that pigeons are that clever?

new gardener

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 19:14

If you're watching Countryfile at the moment you'll be learning about the danger of neonicotinoids 

Here is a list of pesticides that contain them 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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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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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

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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