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Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 20:17

Another reason for celebration - a friend's heard today that her latest blood test is really positive - she'll never beat the cancer - it is terminal - but she'll be able to live with it for quite a while yet, and can even consider a phased return to work  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 19:50

Lily

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55391.jpg?width=325&height=325&mode=max

 for you 

 

Yvie - you're obviously saving up for a big splurge!!! 

Privet Hawkmoth caterpillar

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 19:46

Well.............. it's nice that someone's got a reason to have a party 

Plum Fruit Moth?

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 19:01

Or make plum chutney or Chinese style plum sauce Yum!

Privet Hawkmoth caterpillar

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 18:48

Ah but, I'm going backwards Phillippa - been going backwards for ages 

Mini Cucumbers

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 18:11

Ridge cucumbers are for growing outside - are yours being pollinated? 

Adding videos to forum

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 17:46

Your best course is to email the Web Team at this address

 website@gardenersworld.com 

 

Privet Hawkmoth caterpillar

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 17:38
Steve 309 wrote (see)

I used to go off on my bike and come home when I was hungry - aged 10 or so - and walked half a mile to school on my own from 7.  Tell that to the kids today...

Great pics of the caterpillar, btw

Hear! Hear! 

Honeysuckle

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 17:35

Prevention is better than cure - mildew attacks when the honeysuckle is under stress, usually because of dryness at the roots.  It needs lots of water regularly - give the roots a good soaking in hot weather - honeysuckle likes it's roots to be in the damp and the shade.  

Once the honeysuckle has got a bad attack of mildew there is no treatment that I know of that will cure the affected leaves.  I let those leaves die off - if you improve the conditions at the roots it will soon grow new shoots and leaves.

I recently bought a reduced price honeysuckle from the 'nearly dead' section in the garden centre - the watering had been neglected and although it looked healthy when I bought it within a few days it had succumbed to powdery mildew and lost most of its leaves - now, with plenty of water at it's roots (at least a bucket full every day in this dry weather, taking care that it soaks in and doesn't run off the surface) it's growing healthy new leaves. 

No keys on ash trees

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 17:18

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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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

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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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Slugwatch

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

Achillea

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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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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