Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Digging Up Potatoes.... found an EGG!!

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 15:20

Maylane - sounds as if your frog was being eaten by a grass snake - I was able to get a photo of this happening in our pond a couple of years ago.  They eat them head first.  


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 15:10

I've had to put the sprinkler on   the Wilderness and the veg patch all looking very floppy and the wind is bashing things about and tearing leaves - they need a drink to perk them up so they're not so flimsy.  

Topbird, the soaker hose has made a huge difference to the Clematis and honeysuckles on the fence at the back of the Shady Bank .

29.9C in the shade in my back garden at the moment Fairy 


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Posted: 12/08/2016 at 14:23

Yay!  He just shook the rain off the brolly onto John Inverdale 


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 14:20

Just watched Steve Redgrave's face as he watched John Inverdale talking around and around in circles about the perfect  rowing four under the umbrellas, just after the camera caught him swallowing something he was eating - SR's face was a picture of total bemusement  

Trim down cypress exposing dry/drown core

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 14:14

In a word ........... DON'T!!! 


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 13:58

I loved the brilliant quote from Sir Chris Hoy about Sir Bradley Wiggins, talking to him about when BW was a kid with long gangly legs, "... and then you got on a bike, and everyone said 'This kid's going somewhere'." 

A bit obvious, I'd have thought ........ a bike is a mode of transport

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 13:13

Topbird   presumably the prices of the jobs you've paid for contained an element of profit - probably about one third?  My thought is that the tv gardeners don't need to build their profit into the cost of the tv work as they presumable make money from the programme in some other way ?

Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 11:24

I took some cuttings of the salvia (it's Trewithen Cerise) earlier in the year when I cut it back - they all took and grew on well and Wonky and Nut each have one and I've got some planted out in another bed - but yes, I'll take some more   along with some of the Salvia greggii Icing Sugar  

And plan to move Daniel late Sept/early Oct 

Plants identity

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 11:11

And that's the way Cornus controversa grows - in tiers - it's sometimes known as the Wedding Cake Tree 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

French gardeners - do you know this viburnum?

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Bressingham Gardens autumn colour

The Dell Garden and Foggy Bottom looking a picture in October 2016 
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A golden fastigiate yew?

Which ... 
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Apple Day Events 2016

Dates and Locations etc - is there one near you? 
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Normal for Norfolk???

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Wot izzit?

Plant ID please 
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ID please

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Hosta! Where's Hosta?

Look at the canna you gave us! 
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Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Moving them about ... two questions ...  
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A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things ... everyone welcome  
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Gardener's Garters

Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
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Blight resistant tomatoes

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Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
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ID please

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A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
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