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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 19:49

Isn't this fun 

outdoor tomato planting

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 19:17

I've got 40 toms in 4" pots - they spend their days in the  mini greenhouse and a plastic growhouse - or even out on the lawn if the weather is good and OH is at home to tomato-sit - at bedtime we go out and bring them all indoors to spend the night in the studio - talk about being molly-coddled - but it is really much too cold to do anything else at the moment - and at the moment it's raining torrential cats and dogs 

pear tree

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 18:05

If it hasn't got any buds yet it's probably not going to flower this spring.  How old is it?


Posted: 13/05/2013 at 17:59

Mmmm, I was thinking more of something that would hug the base of the pillar, to really accentuate it - like a really good euphorbia 

Are these leopard slugs?

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 16:49

We have lots of the the orange version of the huge black ones  They get amorous on our lawn on damp mornings in the summer - we leave them alone as they also eat little slugs - they only vegetable matter when it is decaying.  We have no damage on our hostas or on our delphiniums 

I'm still crossing my fingers tho' 


Posted: 13/05/2013 at 16:41

Well, the sun's been shining here and I've spent the day in the garden  - OH mowed the back lawn, I did the edges, hoed the little weeds out of the veg patch and planted some violets, a white dicentra and a Granny's bonnet. I tied up some clematis stems and everything looks lovely - and I got two loads of washing dry too.

Now it's pouring with rain so we've popped 40 tomato plants back into the little greenhouse until they come back indoors at bedtime.  We've got the washing in and folded and now I'm sitting on the sofa with an unaccustomed mug of Earl Grey.

Shall I order a charabang for our holibobs? 

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 14:40

You're such a helpful bunch

 Have a bouquet.


Are these leopard slugs?

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 14:31

According to this site (and several others) the Leopard Slug is the gardener's friend 

Bare Root Rose - No Growth?

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 13:59

Saltski - how tall are the stalks? You might need to cut quite a bit more than half an inch to get back to live wood. 

Something is eating my chives.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 13:46

Pigeons may be the culprits - they're so inquisitive - they try most things. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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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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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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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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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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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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