Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Monty Don.

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 06:47

Monty doesn't 'make' the GW programmes - he is the presenter.  Production style and much of the content will be down to Producers and Directors. It's like blaming the newsreader for the content of the news. 

Bugs on Victoria plums

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:48

I imagine it's something we're going to be getting used to seeing ....

Japanese blood grass

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:45


Gooseberry american mildew

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:44

Bumping up 

Fruit trees

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:43

What variety is your apple tree?

Future planting

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:41

Swiss chard 

Burnt broad bean leaves

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:36

Not something I've experienced with my broad beans, but I grow them outside.  Everything I've read points to scorch from high temperatures.  


Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:10

Supper eaten, griddled courgettes and aubergines with french beans, broad beans and couscous, with cold chicken from yesterday. 

Don't think I have any phobias - not keen on desiccated coconut, but couldn't by any stretch of the imagination call it a phobia.  As I think most of you know I like reptiles, amphibians and insects and while it's a long time since I've seen a clown I can't remember any strong feelings about them.

As for cheesecake, I prefer the baked ones to the cold set ones, but I'll eat either 

I love oysters too, delicious ..... but they don't like me any more - I've developed an allergy so I can never eat one again 

Seeding advice for a new gardener

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:03

If you google images of Rose of Sharon you get photos of lavatera - not what I was expecting at all - so as the OP is in the US perhaps that's what she's growing 

Bugs on Victoria plums

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:00

Have a look at these Harlequin ladybird larva & pupa 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 20:26

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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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38


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


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


How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

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

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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