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Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

New addition to the garden

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 07:16

I would leave the big slugs in the compost heap - they help to break down the organic matter and big slugs tend to only eat decaying stuff rather than fresh young vegetation.  They also eat small slugs.  

When I find big slugs in the garden I often put them in our compost heaps. 

Big slugs are 

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:45

I am so jealous - I only ever see the occasional one 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:12

Feet are up now and I'm going to doze   I'll have to rely on OH to wake me up when Monty comes on ....................... but it's set to record anyway

 

Sweet dreams everyone 

Hedge problem

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 16:44

As others have said, cut it back even further than you dare!  Then clear out any rubbish from the base and in February give it a good sprinkling of Fish, Blood & Bone.  You'll have a lovely hedge by next summer.

When you trim the hedge, try to trim it to an A shape, wider at the base than the top.  You'll get a hedge which is green from top to bottom that way 

Talkback: Currants and gooseberries to grow

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 15:45

Xenia has thorns when it's young, but when it's older it's virtually thornless  http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/gooseberry-xenia/ 

Walled garden with cottage to rent

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 15:41

And if someone's going to put a lot of time and energy (and money)  into the property, then a long secure tenancy would be more likely to get the right tenants.

Fox Gloves from seed

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 14:06

Nut's right - plant them out now.  Don't panic when they disappear over the winter; they'll reappear in the spring 

It's my birthday

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 13:53

Happy Birthday Hogweed 

EEEK!!! orange ants

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 13:46

No more than any other ants - they can undermine the roots in dry weather - this may be of help http://www.antnest.co.uk/species.html 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 07:52

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Last Post: 21/11/2014 at 13:33

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 10:04

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 08:07

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 21:56

It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 19:27

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

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

Slugwatch

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
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