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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Fruit and Veg Donations

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 16:05






The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 15:03

Brimstone butterfly in the garden 10 minutes ago 

That nearly makes up for the Lily beetle 

Killing Ivy in a Hedge

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 15:01

Absolutely - our NDN's invasive Bouncing Betty stops at our fence - with the aid of a sharp hoe   but I wouldn't treat it with weedkiller - it'd go back into the roots and kill the plants on their side of the fence, and if they like it that's their look out 


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 14:39

I've got a very lovely Under Gardener - he's digging my wildlife pond for me (with the broken spade  ((hugs)) - no more procrastinating about where and when - it's happening now - It's going to be roughly egg shaped and 1.70m x 2.70m  That's bigger than I'd thought 

Repointing Patio

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 13:54

It's a pleasure 

Killing Ivy in a Hedge

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 13:39

Welshonion - he posted this question 18 months ago - it's been trawled up from the deep again to give a tip on using Roundup - think the ivy's either been dealt with, or it hasn't 


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 13:35

Just ordered a Draper stainless steel border spade with an ash handle - should be here in a couple of days 


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 13:29

17.6C in the shade here - I've taken my shirt off - it's ok, I've got a tee shirt on 

Hyacinths are gorgeous  and Lily Beetles have arrived 

OH is having an after lunch doze - but then he did work very hard this morning while I was getting my ear attended to - he worked so hard he snapped the handle of my border spade  - oh well, I shall have to treat myself to a new one 

jersey plant direct

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 13:24

I think I'd ask for my money back and take it to a nursery that grows it's own plants and buy from them - then you can see what you're getting. 

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 13:23

Lily beetle   on my prized Fritillaria Imperialis!!!   Duly squidged (one of the very few things I do squidge).  

There was also one on the rosemary  but it dropped off and I lost it  What was it doing there???

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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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 13:07

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 11:57

Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:19

Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Last Post: 04/03/2014 at 08:00

Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 13:28

Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:05

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:27

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 17:33

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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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

What is this ornamental tree please?

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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 22:12

A Holly Orchard

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Last Post: 28/12/2013 at 14:46

Happy Endings

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Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 17:57
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