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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Spawn 2014

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 07:00

I have frog envy !!!

Gooseberry Bushes

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 06:56

Give them more space than you think they need - that's me speaking from experience!!! 

Lots more advice here 

Fruit trees

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 06:53

Hi Madeleine 

Not my specialist area, but hopefully this site will be of some help to you 


Ask Alan

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 06:47

Great respect for all he's done etc but I'm afraid his tv presenting style is not for me.

As for a question for him - I'd like to ask for suggestions for a selection of attractive low-growing shrubs and perennials that would combine together to make a small area of 'wilderness' providing good habitat for hedgehogs and other wildlife.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 06:34

I think an alternative to purple could be stripes - a bit like a deckchair 

sorry looking rose.

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 06:29

Hi Wendy

I would cut the rose right back to a couple of feet from the ground and give it a sprinkling of Fish Blood and Bone and a good mulching with some well rotted farmyard manure (not touching the stems).

Hopefully it will then shoot again from the roots and the base of the plant, and you can train it as shown in this thread 

Since joining GW forum,I have been overwhelmed with all the support & advise

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 06:23

Tat with taste - that's us! 

And let me tell you, that taste is cake 


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 06:21

Julia, have a look here 

Will Giles has created an amazing exotic garden here in Norfolk 


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 06:16

Good morning all   Up with the lark this morning 

Forecast isn't too wonderful this morning but a lot better this afternoon, so I'll do those jobs that need doing (hw and food shopping) and later I'll get outside - the herb bed is in the middle of a sort-out as the roots from the ash trees have invaded again.

I notice that despite all his big trees and high hedging Monty doesn't seem to hit a root every time he digs a hole hurrumph!  - probably his soil is much deeper than here - I think we've got a layer of chalk fairly near the surface around here so our tree roots probably spread across the surface her rather than reach down .... 

Gardeners World 2014 BBC2

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 21:54

Yes, I went over to BBC2 HD 

There have been several tv adverts over the past week or so reminding us that it was starting today, and it's been discussed on here a few time 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 11:57

Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:19

Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Last Post: 04/03/2014 at 08:00

Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 13:28

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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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:27

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 17:33

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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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

What is this ornamental tree please?

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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 22:12

A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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