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Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 14:55

Oh dear, Poor Panda


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 14:54

Liri - nothing between here and the Urals Brrrrrr!  I used to live in Suffolk and Norfolk seems to have colder winds - they come straight off the North Sea

Thanks re English Lane - it's useful to know the tune's in an old Methodist Hymnal, as the Methodist organist may not be back from holiday in time for the service and we may be using another organist. 


Plant ID

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 14:48

They're so gorgeous - they grew wild on the hedgebanks of my childhood

Birthday Wish

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 14:45

Galway Bay is a gorgeous one that doesn't mind a bit of shade  There are lots of others on that site that would be suitable too - put your requirements into the search facility on the left hand side - you'll be best with a Modern Climber type rather than a rambler.

If you've got limited space it's important to train and tie in your climbing rose properly, otherwise you'll just get blooms at the top and to prevent it getting too bushy and wide.  This video demonstrates it very well

Vine weevils - plastic

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 14:38

Have you used the same type of compost in both types of pot?


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 13:40

It's not usually a good idea growing courgettes in a greenhouse - primarily because they need lots of pollinating insects to visit them otherwise you'll get no fruit. 

Also a courgette plant is very large - few people have enough room to grow them in a greenhouse - when there are other plants that need to be there.

Great soil from under compst heap! What to grow.

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 13:34

This is my first picking this year of Timperley Early picked on 15th March - I've picked two more equal amounts since then, from one plant planted 3 years ago

 I place a terracotta forcing pot over it in mid to late January.  From mid March onwards, sometimes earlier, I pick at least one large crumble's-worth of sweet pink rhubarb a week, sometimes much more.  I stop picking at the end of June and mulch the plant with well-rotted farmyard manure and again in the autumn.


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 13:27

So you have to paint your fence a bit more often - much better than getting skin cancer IMHO


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 06:57

Good morning all   wind's dropped a bit here although the trees are still swaying.  Temp has dropped too - and the radio was saying this morning that the winds are delaying the arrival of our migratory bird summer visitors


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Last Post: 21/05/2015 at 09:32


Do bees become addicted? 
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Last Post: 30/04/2015 at 15:24

Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 08:19

Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 15:22

First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
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Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 11:10

The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
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Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 10:48

Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Last Post: 23/02/2015 at 11:25

Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 10:20

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27


Please help me choose 
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Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 18:01

New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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