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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

No need for moss killer.

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 18:42

Hurrah!  We have pictures 

Best Hedging

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 18:36

I'd go for a mixed native hedge including some holly - wonderful for all sorts of wildlife - all sorts of suggestions and an advice service available here 



Posted: 25/02/2014 at 18:09

Philippa  - you've totally redeemed any earlier faux pas with your last sentence - but we'll like you even more when we've tested the chocolates!!! 

ideas.and advice needed

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 18:04

Hi Pauline

Are you thinking of growing something the street-side of the hedge or the side facing your home?

Which way does the house face and what sort of soil do you have in the garden.  Also, how high is the hedge?


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 17:59

Are we talking about the Cydonia quince, grown for its large pear shaped fruits, or are we talking about Chaenomoles, sometimes known as the Japanese Quince, grown for it's attractive flowers (although it does also have fruit which can be used as quinces)?

Music in the Garden

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 17:55

Doc, you're amongst fellow p**ts, the reference is often made on these threads 

No need for moss killer.

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 17:09

Edd, I can only see one pic of the lawn - the rest are all blanks.  How are you trying to upload them?

Garlic v Onions

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 17:04

I know of no reason why they shouldn't be planted together 

It wouldn't be a good idea to follow a crop of onions with a crop of garlic, as they are from the same family, use the same nutrients and are susceptible to the same pests and diseases - so good rotation means that you should not follow one crop with another of the same family , but I can't think of any reason why you shouldn't plant them together - in fact I know a garlic farmer who grows onions in the other half of the garlic field. 

Harlequin Ladybirds infestation

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 16:58

If you're really anxious - and I know from experience that pregnancy and responsibility for babies can make one really anxious - why not get an insect net for baby's crib etc, while little one is so little.  They're jolly useful - we lived in the country when my little ones were small and it kept flies and mosquitoes away and also made sure that the family cat couldn't get into the crib or pram.

 available from Amazon and of course, may other places.

Good luck with baby - and with 2 year old too - good age gap 


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 15:50

Exotic eh Fg?    You'll be attracting them with your exotica 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 13:28

Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:05

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:27

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 17:33

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Last Post: 28/12/2013 at 14:46

Happy Endings

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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