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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Fishy's 'pleasant reminders of schooldays. Not !!!

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 19:21

The baker's van delivering warm bread to the farm and Ma cutting off the crusty corners and buttering one for me

a good turn needs to be considered......

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 19:19

A very very long time ago when my grandfather was a small boy Dr W G Grace was staying on our family farm to go shooting with Gt Grandfather. 

My grandfather fell into a ditch full of stinging nettles and as he was wearing shorts his legs were badly stung. 

The story goes that Dr Grace pulled him out of the ditch, patted him on the head and said, "There there young man,  if you're brave and don't cry, I'll send you a cricket bat when I get home." 

A cricket bat duly arrived, complete with an inscribed silver plaque to my grandfather from Dr W. G. Grace.  It was my job to oil it when I was a child.  Now my brother has it

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 19:08

Think you should have a sit down and bask in your glory Matty

plant id please

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 18:32

I'd go with Nutcutlet's suggestion - Valeriana officinalis


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 18:27
KEF wrote (see)

But a kind man regardless of being Cornish 

And so say all of us


Posted: 31/03/2015 at 18:25

Still flippin windy here, plus lots of large white balls of ice all over the ground Hurrumph!!!

Poor Hedging growth

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 18:16

Maybe a photo of the hedge and the surrounding area would give us some ideas

Living Willow

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 18:14

Hi Sam - can you post us a photo?  Click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post to upload a pic from your pc.

how deep rooting are courgettes?

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 15:13

I agree with KEF The depth of those beds will be fine for courgettes and peas, but I wouldn't put sweetcorn there.  In my experience they need firmer soil than a raised bed will usually provide.  They are also very thirsty so I find they're best planted in the soil rather than a raised bed.

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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