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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

What to do?

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 06:30

Well yes, it's a 'bare rooted tree' until it has been planted - but that's the way that trees can be sold when they're dormant through the winter - your poor little thing is presumably struggling to stay alive and grow with no moisture or nourishment.    

I've been doing a bit of googling and the consensus of opinion on various forums is that the Aldi cherries are unlikely to be on the most dwarfing rootstock, so my best suggestion is that if you want to have a go at growing it (and I'm by no means certain that it's going to survive) then you should start it off in a container and see how it goes.  That will restrict the growth a bit.   

If it grows and in a few years' time it looks as if it's going to be too big for you, then at least in a container it's transportable and if you don't want to keep it you could donate it to someone else who has the  space for it.  

But for now plant the poor thing in a container with some decent compost and a stake and give it some water!!! 

It probably ought to go in a sheltered shady corner too for a while, the poor thing, if it has any leaves at all, won't be used to bright sunlight!

Beetle ID please

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 06:19

Looks like Hortum has it! 

I've never seen it before although I grew up in an area with loads of King Arthur's Cakes on the stumps of ash trees etc.


Hedgehog hazards

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:51

Very possible Victoria - perhaps the garden owners would like to leave a shallow dish of water out each night?

You might like to introduce them to 


Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:49


Rose Cutting Successful - now what??

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:46

No, a cutting is a clone of the parent plant and will only have the genetic material from that plant.

Some yellow roses do sometimes have a bit of pink on the outer layer - but when your roses open they will be just like their parent. 

Help my hedge is dying

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:43

Hello Ownerofbrownhedge 

What sort of plants does your hedge consist of? 


Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:30

And THANK YOU so much Artjak, for doing the driving for our little group - much appreciated ((hugs)) 

Rhubarb on allotment...

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:23

Lots of general info on this thread 


Clearing a garden

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:19

Flippin 'eck - you really don't let the grass grow under your feet do you!

That really is a great achievement!  Respect due!

Holy glyphosate, Batman! What's that?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 15:43

Think I'm getting quite good at growing my own Nut 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove


To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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