Dovefromabove


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Rose seeds

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 15:00

I think that if you sow them this year they may well not germinate until next year - I'd leave them outside in a quiet shady corner and go and have a look in the spring. 

Virus

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:59

I've recently started getting annoying pop ups including some purporting to be from Google Chrome telling me to update my settings - I've been into Google Chrome via their website rather than via a pop up and refreshed all my settings - it seems to have sorted things .... so far ....

Office Plant Identification

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:39

I once took a whole load of pelargoniums into the office for the winter - when we were shut over Christmas and a cold snap was threatened the lovely cleaner moved them all away from the windows and into the centre of the room and turned the heating up a bit (don't tell the boss!) 

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:35

Like your logic Snoodle!!!  

Holey snail

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:33

To discover whether you have song thrushes in the area, sit out in your garden just before dusk and listen - as the other birds go quiet a song thrush will sing from a high vantage point http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2N9BN-mYrw   

So easy to identify if you remember Robert Browning's poem, Home Thoughts from Abroad

" ... That’s the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, 
Lest you should think he never could recapture 
The first fine careless rapture!  ..."

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:27

I think I could do that ............... 

Yellow Courgettes

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:26

I'm growing yellow ones - Gold Rush - the first few of mine did this - I put it down to imperfect pollination - it seems to happen early in the season - now they're romping away and producing lots of lovely sweet yellow courgettes.

As soon as the flower has been pollinated and the flower 'collapses' and begins to rot I remove it from the end of the courgette so that the rotting flower doesn't spread to the fruit.

Hope that's helpful 

Office Plant Identification

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:04

Think they're more of the same.

Water them, giving them a good soaking, then the next day pot them on into new compost and remove all the brown leaves.

Within a week or so they'll be growing new leaves and flower buds and you'll have a reputation in the office as being a fantastic gardener 

Large plant needed for balcony, help appreciated!

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:59

Don't know many nurseries in London, but OH and I used to walk past  Worlds End Nursery in Chelsea and frequently took a detour inside and were very impressed by the range of plants - I guess that if you contacted them for advice they'd have something that your girlfriend would really love http://www.worldsendnurseries.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=59 

Good luck 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Crown Prince squash???

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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Just some of the ways they help us 
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Achillea

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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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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

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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