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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Dawn Chorus

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 20:55

I recorded the dawn chorus and ther Handmade programmes - at the moment I'm watching The Canal Trip - a real time journey on a narrow boat, with no commentary - bliss


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 20:20


I've been hooking plastic pots out of the pond and propping up the broad beans

mushrooms around compost

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 20:19

Just Nature's way of breaking down organic matter - it's what you expect around compost

48 perrennials for p&p of £5.98

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 20:18

We have one every year Gillian

Here's a link to this year's


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 19:58

Not tomato feed - that is to encourage flowering and fruiting - you want foliage not flowers.

Chicken manure is fine, farmyard manure is fine, Fish Blood & Bone is fine.

Newly planted leylandi dead?

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 19:55

The above site says "ultimate height more than 12 metres - ultimate spread 4-8 metres"

That's still one heck of a size - fine as a specimen, but how does it respond to close trimming and topping as a hedge?  For instance, does it keep it's lower branches?


Loganberry crop ruined by strong winds :(

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 19:10

Just been out propping up the broad beans

48 perrennials for p&p of £5.98

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 19:05

Cut and paste the link and then hit the space bar - that'll activate the link




Newly planted leylandi dead?

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 18:30
karma2 wrote (see)
Barry ??25 for 10 is exactly what I got them for so for 40 it works out at ??100.....yes mate maintaining them isn't a problem as I used to do this as a sideline in I take it you guys on here don't have much love for the leylandi...????

If we had £1 for every problem we've addressed on this forum about Leylandii, either trimming, shaping, or topping, or trying and failing to grow plants in a border near a Leylandii hedge, or dealing with the neighbourly repurcussions of a Leylandii hedge, none of us would ever bother to buy Lottery Tickets again


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 18:10


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Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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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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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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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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