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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Bluebottles & Conifers

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 17:48

I think they've just been sheltering there over the winter - as the weather warms up they'll leave and go wherever files go in the summer.   

Eggs, and cooking with them

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 16:59

There's lots of research now that shows that grass-finished meat contains far fewer triglycerides than grain-fed.   The same goes for game/wild meat. 

Plant ID help please

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 16:12

Honesty aka Lunaria annua - pretty plant with purple or white flowers and seeds you can dry for decoration. l

Music in the Garden

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 15:13
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)

I know you did....I was being silly, but there is a group called Fun


New Hedge Decisions

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 14:53

Simple question alert!

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 13:47

I bought Polka in pots like those in the picture last year and they were definitely one plant with 3 canes in each pot - roots all joined etc.  

Plant I'd please

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 13:44

It's not really invasive - it's easily kept under control - my Granny had it growing in crevices in her stone garden wall.  If you want to keep it under control cut it back to within a couple of inches of the roots when flowering's finished.  

Please recommend a lavender - will be in a large pot.

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 13:40

And don't forget that lavender needs to be cut hard back every year immediately after flowering or it'll grow long and straggly, so it won't mask the bins al the time.  

Here's the Norfolk Lavender Farm website 



Plant I'd please

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 12:57

It always makes me think that warm weather is coming - lots of different shades of blue/mauve/violet too and takes easily from cuttings. 

Think I once knew about the spelling, but blame retirement 


Posted: 13/03/2014 at 12:47

17C in the shade here - I've been digging in full sun (herb bed)  I've come in for a cool down!

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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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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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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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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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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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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