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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Vegetable Growing

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 09:14

I do use chicken pellets on my veg patch from time to time - but again they are high in nitrogen and better for leafy veg.  I feed my Swiss chard with it, and lettuce and that sort of thing.

At the beginning of the season I give my veg patch a good sprinkling of Fish, Blood & Bone - it's a balanced fertiliser which means it has balanced amounts of nutrients, rather than being high in just one thing. 

There's a thread on it somewhere ......... I'll have a look 


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 09:10

Where's the sunshine gone?  Mizzle here now 

MONTY DON...disparu encore une fois?

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 08:38

The original poster wondered 'who spoiled it for us' .................... we too have had things spoiled for us on several occasions ................... we too are suspicious.   Understandable really. 

RHS London Shows.

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 08:31




punica wrote (see)

.... As there were a large number of mature men with beards all looking the same we were unable to identify M..........


Sounds as if they got the day wrong 

Vegetable Growing

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 08:27

Possibly small beetroot were the result of too much nitrogen, coupled with not enough water in a very dry year? 

shady colonade

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 08:25

Louise - for roses for your colonnade  this site 

has a fantastic search facility down the left of the page - put in the height and other characteristics you want and you'll get great suggestions.  There are quite a few climbing roses that'll be very happy in a bit of shade. 

Peter Beale's roses are superb.  Sadly he died last year but it's a family company and it continues 


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 08:01

Good morning Verdun - today looks promising here too - looks like a getting out into the garden day 

Growing cabbage

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 07:44

Not a cabbage grower but I'll push this back onto the front page so someone will see it 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 07:40



Posted: 25/02/2014 at 07:37

Good morning Lily - have a good day 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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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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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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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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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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Growing Mushrooms

Has anyone done it on purpose? 
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