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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

French Gold pole beans - trouble with starts

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 06:59

Whereabouts are you Sheena?   That looks to me as if they could be suffering from cold and wet conditions.


Posted: 11/08/2014 at 06:54

Good morning all   Hope everyone's ok and no more damage done.  Lily Pilly - thank goodness the tree fell into the road and not onto your house ((hugs))

 I wasn't around last night - felt awful, cold and shivery then hot and sweaty - went to bed with a couple of Anadin - OH woke me later to take some more and took himself into the spare room - I woke this morning feeling fine  

Lily - get GP to check your thyroid levels. 


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 17:08
Verdun wrote (see)

....Now my niece........Glad I've got sun 

Why are nice girls so soft-hearted?  Took my daughter a while to stop adopting lame dogs - mind you, it probably runs in the family  but we do grow out of it eventually   Any chance of there being a nice young man at her new job? 

I'm glad you've got sun too Verdun   - we've got it too, but I'm not sure for how long .... 

Vegggies in Pots

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 17:04

I've tried courgettes in huge pots in the past - never had a really good yield.  I've got some in a raised bed now - doing much better.

OL, I don't know what they are - a friend gave me the cucumber plants calling them Patio cucumbers. 

Ant swarms

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 17:01

It's the hot weather they need in order to fly high on the warm currents of air. 

Whats happening?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 17:00

Wall to wall blue skies here 

Just picked a lovely ripe fig 


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 16:23

We had really black skies to the west a little while ago - now we have bright blue skies, white fluffies and sunshine - for a little while

Fuchsia Cutting

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 15:59

That has inspired me - I really should take some cuttings of a hardy(ish) trailing fuchsia that I've somehow acquired  and grown fond of (deep violet indigo bell, cerise skirt) and my newly acquired Hawkshead.

DD and I will join your Fuchsia Cutting club BillyC 

First one to get a flower gets a virtual doughnut   

You'll have to remind me tho ............... 


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 15:52

  Homer - Brilliant!!!

We have a woodpigeon who thinks he lives with us - he eats the hedgehogs' leftovers - OH has named him Peabrain - it seems to fit 

I've just been outside and moved my special dahlia Starchild, to a less blustery corner - it's just about to burst into bloom.

And I've picked our first fig of the summer - beautifully ripe - we have some Parma ham so that'll be our starter this evening.   It's big enough to share - it weighs 4.7ozs!!!

  That's a 2p next to it for scale 

sambucus black lace cutting back? confusing advice

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 15:04

As Nutcutlet says, cut it hard back to almost ground level at the end of the winter - it will throw up lots more growth.  Feed, mulch and water.    To make a big bush I'd coppice it hard every two or three years.

Old gardening saying - Growth follows the knife.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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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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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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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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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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