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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Making own softsoap

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 06:14

Fantastic - the soft soap treatment would have killed the ladybird larvae too.

Now you're getting a real balance in the garden


Posted: 14/07/2015 at 06:12

Good morning all

Glad you're still enjoying Suffolk BL - Lavenham is very attractive - I spent the night after my wedding at Lavenham Swan many many moons ago.  Lovely area especially in early summer.

Grey and dampish here this morning, but the sun keeps making an attempt to appear - it's warming up too, 18C and the forecast says it's going to be muggy - Verdun's right, perfect blight weather - I shall try to move my toms in pots further apart, get some air circulating if at all possible

Remove Crocosmia

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 05:56

I take it you're gardening in RSA or thereabouts Maureen - it'd be a surprise if we got hummingbirds on our crocosmia here

Can anyone help me with the name of this shrub, please'

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 19:50

Good photo of the leaves.

Can we see one of the whole shrub, including stem/trunk

new grass badly prepared

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 19:48

Have you tried calling back the people who did the lawn and telling them that it's not good enough?

What about Trading Standards?


Posted: 13/07/2015 at 19:43

I've got tennis withdrawal too

We've had drizzle all day - it's just what the garden needs but I'm not used to being indoors all day

Wonky, don't forget I've got some pale yellow calendula plants for you

New idea for structuring planting beds

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 19:05

Promoting a method of growing before you've even had one harvest ?????????


Posted: 13/07/2015 at 15:31

Welcome aboard Bushman

Weeds, I Think

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 15:28

SBK is what I would use - I've no experience of any others so couldn't recommend one - SBK is readily available online and at most garden centres. 

Hope that's helpful

lookalike ladybirds

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 15:24

A photo would be helpful - to upload a photo you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post.

There are many different types of ladybirds - these are just some of them

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09
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