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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Growing carrots in a container

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 12:25

I've grown Chantenay carrots in just such a box - very successful.   I also grew globe beetroot, Swiss chard and dwarf french beans in other recycling boxes.


Posted: 09/04/2015 at 12:17

Re Artjak - we exchange emails occasionally, Nut lives quite close to her.  She's been busy lately

Self planted rose?

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 11:42

It might be simpler (and certainly a lot cheaper) to look here and try to identify it first but of course, if it's grown from seed it won't be a known variety - it will be a cross of two different roses.

Weed or not

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 11:34

Yes, tree seedling - get the hoe out!


Posted: 09/04/2015 at 11:32

Text received from daughter (taking a few day's leave at home)

"Really got the gardening bug, couldn't sleep last night cos I wanted to get out there and carry on ... think I need floodlights!"

Pet safe?

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 10:34
Singing Gardener wrote (see)

I think most of the proprietary mosskillers have a period when you need to keep pets off. I use Evergreen 4 in 1 and for that you need to keep pets off until it rains. Evergreen Mosskill Solution says keep pets off until it dries which might be easier. I think that was the one I used when I had pets and I treated the lawn on a sunny day and shut my dogs and cats in until it had dried. Whatever you use the dead moss will need raking off though as other people have said. I have an electric lawn raker which is no more effort to use than a lawn mower so that might be an option.

It's best for EVERYONE to keep off the lawn until any treatments have dried - if you get them on the soles of your shoes you can discolour your patio, paths, carpets etc - footprints all over the place!!!

It's my birthday

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 08:26


Another weed id please

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 08:24

They'll have to cope with the lawnmower at the front - should just about keep them under control

first butterfly seen today

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 08:23

I saw some peacocks yesterday too

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Last Post: 21/05/2015 at 09:32


Do bees become addicted? 
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Last Post: 30/04/2015 at 15:24

Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 08:19

Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 15:22

First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
Replies: 9    Views: 388
Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 11:10

The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
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Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 10:48

Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Last Post: 23/02/2015 at 11:25

Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 10:20

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27


Please help me choose 
Replies: 11    Views: 496
Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
Replies: 3    Views: 410
Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 18:01

New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
Replies: 37    Views: 1856
Last Post: 01/01/2015 at 18:00
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