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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Garlic oddity?

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 08:10

Bumping up

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 08:07

You can be second sub - I'm first sub likee

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 08:03
fidgetbones wrote (see)

Very beautiful pat. It might confuse my hedgehogs however. I seem to have one at the moment who has fallen in love with the prickly boot scraper mat outside the back door. Last year I'm sure one was trying to mate with an upside down plug tray.

I'm not entirely certain what happens overnight to my black gardening Crocs that I leave out on the terrace in the summer ......... and I'm not sure that I want to know

Gardening quiz.

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 07:52


Sage gone wild

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 07:51

Leave it over winter and cut back in the spring.   Take some cuttings now

Old rose - Mme Isaac Pereire

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 07:49

Seven leaflets doesn't always indicate a sucker - that's true for a hybrid tea but older types of roses frequently have more leaflets. 

I'd wait and see - if it's a cutting on its own roots it won't have suckers. 

Storing Potatoes

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 07:39

In my experience the best place to store potatoes on a domestic scale is an outside wash'us or lavvie - but they don't build houses with them any more - shame

Cooking or eating apples?

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 07:33

And I forgot to mention - some apples are 'dual purpose'

Gardening quiz.

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 07:32


Storing Potatoes

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 07:30

Not good to store potatoes in a fridge - temps that low convert the starch to sugar and result in rather unpleasant sweet-tasing potatoes.

Commercial potato storage is run at above 8C if I remember correctly (must try to remember to ask brother) to avoid the starch/sugar changes.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: Today at 07:43

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

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45
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