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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

East Anglian garden visting

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 09:37

That's somewhere I've been meaning to go, but I've never been - I'm up for it

and I'm pretty flexible datewise.

I'm also planning to take Wonky to East Ruston very soon - not sure quite when - she's never been there and I've never been there at this time of year.  We have to fit it around her work rota but when we have a date, anyone's very welcome to join us

Any well recommended Tree Surgeons?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 08:04

I don't think this was a real query - the poster's website reveals him to be a feelance copy-writer who raises the profiles of clients' businesses by posting links to their websites on various vaguely related forums. 

Check out all his posts - they contain links to businesses in the area where he works.

Not paying for advertising appears tantamount to theft; not to mention exploiting the good nature of members of this forum who try to help.

Not a way to improve his clients' business. 

Honeysuckle won't flower

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 07:29

My thought too Verdun - honeysuckles grow naturally in damp woodlands and hedgerows - plenty of water needed, especially against a south-facing fence

Tool to clear dead undergrowth/ivy

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 07:26

An electric rake is designed for removing thatch from lawns - I think that ivy stems would just clog the tines.

A rotavator is a big heavy thing and far more awkward to use than a fork, and you'd have to go over and remove all the ivy by hand anyway after it had been churned up.

Sorry, I know it's not what you want to hear, but I don't think there's an alternative to  digging methodically with a border fork and pulling the roots out by hand - that's how we got rid of ivy from the beds and borders in this garden. 

Good luck - it's cheaper than gym membership and it's out there in the fresh air with the birds - at the moment every time we turn a forkful of soil we're joined by a robin who is feeding his hungry family on the grubs and worms we uncover



Posted: 27/05/2015 at 07:04

Morning Chicky   Love the rose - love the vase too - very apt

Is this a weed?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 07:00

The bees will love the flowers too


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 06:57

Good morning all

No idea why you woke that early Hosta   At that time this morning I was on a beach with Wonky waiting for a ride in a speedboat but the tide had gone out ........ very strange dream

Bright blue sky and wall to wall sunshine here ... that's 'cos I've arranged to head down south to visit Ma this morning.  Hopefully the weather will hang on until I get back - things to do, plants to pot on ...


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 21:47

Night night Wonky


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 21:37

Gardengirl - the pond's doing really great thanks - it's not looking quite as beautiful as when it was new as the magpies and blackbirds trashed the edges getting mud for their nests - Wonky is going to help me plant some overhanging ferns around it to hide the pond liner.  And it's got quite a bit of blanket weed in there now - but the arrival of some mail-order pond snails the other day will hopefully help sort that out a bit.  Certainly the frogs are happy in there - I counted nine frogs of various sizes sunbathing in the pond this afternoon, and they were just the ones I could see

ID for hardy geranium please

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 21:22

Yes, here it is - Dryopteris erythrosora 'Prolifica' - I've found it also called the Dwarf Rosy Buckler Fern and the Japanese Shield Fern and various other names

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Sisyrinchium striatum

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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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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