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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

What apple are these?

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 06:29

But neither cider apples or crab apples will do you any harm if you taste one - they're just very sour and hard.  Neither will poison you.

I'd wait until the apples are ripe (when the stems snap if you lift and twist the apple slightly) and then taste them, and try cooking with them too.  Lots of apples can be used for both purposes - I find Granny Smiths and Cox's Orange Pippin both make good pie fillings as well as being 'eaters'. 

Is this tomato blight?

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 19:52

Oh dear, commiserations to you and your neighbours Auntiemand

Help needed!

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 19:23
BobTheGardener wrote (see)

I'm with Lyn - improve the compatibility of the site as that is definitely a weak point as is the search facility.

Please, please don't introduce a 'like' button!  Those are divisive at best on a friendly site like this.

I agree, they either become divisive or alternatively totally meaningless 'cos everyone goes around 'liking' everyone else's posts so they don't feel sad. 

Once upon a time there was a regular contributor (Daniel will remember him) who was competitive about how many Views and how many Replies different threads got, always bragging about the number his threads had.  We really don't want to go back there - it was horrid

We've got emoticons/smilies - if someone says something you like post one of those.   No need to count how many someone's got. 

What is this pond weed? Is it a friendly plant .. or not?

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 18:28

Nut, is it Willow Moss?

Buddleja for just a year.

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 18:23

Last year I planted Buddleja 'Miss Ruby' in front of our west-facing sitting room window.  It's an absolute beauty - covered in long-lasting magenta flower spikes and attracting lots of butterflies. It doesn't grow too big so is ideal for smaller gardens and doesn't set seed.

An absolute picture

What is This?

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 17:14

Not quite so good spreading over my fruit and veg patch

What is This?

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 16:46

One of the oxalis

people moving into an area and paving over the front garden

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 14:45

Nowadays there are Planning Restrictions to be adhered to regarding driveways etc


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 14:07


Pole for washing line

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 13:56
Verdun wrote (see)

Nothng like a bit of ozone blowing through my underpants.....might even hang them on the line 

Thought you'd bought some new ones only recently Verdun - as you've not had them a fortnight yet I'm surprised you're even thinking about washing them


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Last Post: 02/10/2015 at 07:49

Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Last Post: 13/09/2015 at 15:52

Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Last Post: 12/09/2015 at 15:37

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20
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