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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Bay Tree Leaf Curl

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 21:07

Bay trees need well-drained soil and hate soggy roots - over-watering can cause problems.  Let it dry out a bit.  

What next for my Honeysuckle Scentsation?

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 21:02

Some of the flowers must have opened properly or they wouldn't have been fertilised and produced berries.

What did the grubs look like?

What's happened to my tomato?

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:55

In my experience BER tends to be darker with sunken blemishes.   I hope Buddyboy is right.  

I'm worried that this is the plant that you had concerns about earlier ....



Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:37
Verdun wrote (see)

.... My mum is still in hospital ...will be until at least Monday.  She is pretty well dementia but comfused, no major ops or bits added and no real pain. Infection and gout is keeping her in I think.  She suffers from,anxiety though...dont really know where we will go from here.   Nurses do well there but there are signs that my mum is not given as much attention as she would like.  She needs to drink plenty of water yet she had none available to her. ????  Need to be careful as I know the workload in the nhs but patient care...ESP for my important. However, she got her water and a reminder from me ....



Verdun, that sounds so familiar  - following earlier experiences, now when my Aged Ps are in hospital we try to make sure there's a family member with them most of their waking hours. 

I think you'll find that the confusion will go when her fluid intake is right and then when she gets back into familiar surroundings - you're right about anxiety not helping - Ma has always been prone to anxiety and over the past few years it got much worse, then she'd try to make sense of things and confusion took over.  

Now the Alzheimer's has kicked in properly Ma is no longer anxious, and although she talks absolute bunkum a lot of the time, she's much happier than she's been for ages as the anxiety has gone.  Every cloud has a silver lining 

What's happened to my tomato?

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 20:27

OL - what are the leaves on the plant like?  Afraid that looks like blight to me  

Are your tomato plants in pots?  If so, I'd move that one as far away from the others as possible. 

Gruesome Discovery

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 19:48

Sorry to hear that Jack   please don't beat yourself up about it - feeding the birds and creating a wildlife garden has done far more good than can be outweighed by one sad incident.

 But as Victoria says - it might be a good idea to alert the manufacturers.

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

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 19:40

I remember St Peter's Brewery before it was St Peter's Brewery  

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

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 18:16

So could I - several 

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

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 18:01

Oooh , half of Adnams best bitter - now you're talking .......... 

borlotti beans

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 18:00

You can do either - I've grown them in the past and would have grown them this year but didn't have room (raspberries making a takeover bid! ).  

I love borlotti beans - they're delicious cooked as you would do french or runners - and you can dry them

lots of info here 

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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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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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