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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Talkback: Currants and gooseberries to grow

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 15:45

Xenia has thorns when it's young, but when it's older it's virtually thornless 

Walled garden with cottage to rent

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 15:41

And if someone's going to put a lot of time and energy (and money)  into the property, then a long secure tenancy would be more likely to get the right tenants.

Fox Gloves from seed

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 14:06

Nut's right - plant them out now.  Don't panic when they disappear over the winter; they'll reappear in the spring 

It's my birthday

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 13:53

Happy Birthday Hogweed 

EEEK!!! orange ants

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 13:46

No more than any other ants - they can undermine the roots in dry weather - this may be of help 

East Anglia Forkers Outings

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 13:28

Pencilled in 

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 12:12

Lovely laburnum walk - and (speaking as an artist) I think that figure in the distance gives the picture a good sense of scale 

A good friend lived and worked for several years at Bodnant and is staying there at the moment  - lucky her!

Transplanting Roses

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 12:07

If you're not going to have time later on, then prepare the new sites well, dig as big a rootball as possible and go for it.

When you dig them up use a large sheet of strong plastic or similar to slide the plant's roots onto and carry it like that, then gently ease it into the new hole.  That way the soil won't crumble away from around the roots and the rootball should stay intact.

Water in and mulch with some well-rotted manure and all should be well.

Good luck 

Can you plant tulip bulbs in the Spring?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 10:54

You can plant tulips quite late, but I wouldn't leave it until spring.  The bulbs are likely to deteriorate.  Other spring bulbs need to be planted Sept/Oct really.

What I'd do is to plant the bulbs in pots now, and then when the others are up you could sink the pots into the ground 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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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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