Dovefromabove


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New Raised Bed

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 08:35

I use 50% topsoil 50% well rotted farmyard manure in raised beds.

I find that Swiss chard, Pak choi, Little Gem lettuce and broad beans are all successful - I'm also going to try some autumn-sown peas.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 08:27

We started the day with fog, but the sun's burning it off - apparently we've got a sunny day ahead   I'm going into the city on the bus later to get shorn - beginning to look like Worzel Gummidge   - as I can't grub around in the garden for a while I've also booked a manicure - got to live up to Panda's claws on Saturday

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Posted: 18/09/2014 at 07:41

Good morning Bekkie   I've been trying to get on here since 6am - looked like the site was down

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Posted: 17/09/2014 at 20:47

Maybe some cuttings OL - you'll need a placcy bag in your handbag

Pheasants attack the plums

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 20:45

At a shoot the beaters drive the birds towards the guns and they fly up over the shooters' heads - they fire upwards at the pheasants - to fire across the land would be dangerous - they'd shoot the beaters or the dogs

 

Does anyone know what this shrub is please?

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 20:37

I was going to say Viburnum tinus too, but everyone beat me to it

It's not my birthday.

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 20:35

Glad you've enjoyed your un-party RB

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 20:02

I had a lovely surprise visit this aftrnoon from a young lady I got to know through my last job - our house isn't easily wheelchair accessible, but the sun came out and we were able to sit out on the terrace - she brought me a lovely get well card and she and her PA stayed for a cuppa and a slice of cake - I sent her home laiden with cucumbers and raspberries

Pheasants attack the plums

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 19:17

Pheasants can fly really quite high if they want to

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60260.jpg?width=426&height=350&mode=max

 They go very well with roast apples and Calvados

Belfast sinks and their true value?

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 19:11

I've seen them fetch £35+ at local auctions - depending on style and condition etc.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: Today at 09:17

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: Today at 14:50

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38

Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27
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