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Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 12:26

I saw a roadkill wallaby on the side of the A14  down in Suffolk a few years ago - unmistakable - absolutely no doubt as to what it was.  They're on their way Alan 


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 12:17

When I was very little Ma and Pa farmed near to Woburn - we're talking about the early 1950s - the first escapee Muntjac used to come and eat the crops on the farm - the Duke was not terribly popular with the farming community around there - first the muntjac then the wallabies 

Plastic hand fork and trowels

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 11:23

Amazon have them at £3.99 each - put ' plastic garden fork/trowel' into their search bar.  Or do you have a Wilkinson's nearby - they have low cost gardening equipment.

Good luck 


Beetroot - Choggia Pink

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 11:13

I'd sow direct in mid-March if your soil's not too wet and we don't get a cold snap 

Splitting Crocus clumps

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 10:31

Yes, I agree with Nutcutlet 

Black Lawn Fungus.

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 10:13

Sounds like dog lichen due to the damp and soggy conditions you've been enduring down there - helpful advice here 

Good luck 

What next?

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 10:11

Yes, start sowing hardy annuals in situ now.  I sprinkle a little sand where I've sown them so that I don't hoe up the seedlings when I attack the weeds with my hoe. 

Growing flowers in my veg plot?

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 10:09

I'd grow a different veg following the potatoes - what about some dwarf french beans or some mange tout peas?

  They'll fix nitrogen from the air with their roots and not exhaust the soil - and yes, grow some flowers too - I'm growing sweet peas and nasturtiums with the veggies. There might be some sunflowers and calendulas too 

How can I get my geraniums to grow this year?

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 08:24

They may well have just been getting their roots well established in their first year in your garden 


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 08:23

Lily - hope you and your friend enjoy your day 

Panda  Happy birthday to your OH!

Tracey - not just rewarding - great fun!  

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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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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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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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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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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