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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Figs tree and fruit from last year

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 06:51

Hi Christina

Can you give us an idea of variety, what it's fed with and when, and any pruning/training etc?

A picture often helps too 

Help to ID a fairly common plant please?

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 05:35

Steve,  I posted the pic from the internet to help the original poster decide if that was the correct plant 


Posted: 12/03/2014 at 05:33

I used them to treat a bed for Vine Weevil - it had a fantastic effect and I wouldn't hesitate to use them again. 

Newbie joined today :)

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 05:32

Welcome Cleo 

Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 05:27

 Mike, I thought a hat was de rigeur at Chelsea? 


Posted: 12/03/2014 at 05:23

Good morning all   Fell asleep on the sofa last night - awake with the lark this morning - the dawn chorus is wonderful - son is arriving at 7am to take me out for the day - wonder if we'll go past any nurseries or GCs 


Posted: 11/03/2014 at 19:39

KEF - take it easy 

What is this plant?

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 19:38

It will flower just for the spring - then you cut it right back and it will throw up lots of lovely healthy looking new leaves for the summer.  You may find that the flowers change colour from blue to pink   It will need plenty of water on a sandy soil. 

Baby corn confusion

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 19:34

I've not grown mini-corn myself, but Marshalls offer this variety and say that you should get 3-5 cobs per plant.  You'd want more than four plants, but you plant them much closer together than with ordinary large-cobbed corn so you should have room for more.

Sounds fun 

Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 19:27

 To be honest - I'm not sure I'd let anyone else (other than OH) plant anything in my garden either - it's my garden   

I probably wouldn't mind if they did some digging - but I'd have to supervise 

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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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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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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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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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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