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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Can you grow a tree in a pot?

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 08:04

A eucalyptus can be kept small by coppicing if it's started young, and can then be successfully grown in a large container.  Coppicing is also the way that you keep the young growth which produces the more attractive rounder leaves.

Lots of information here

Seasonal Pot problems

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 07:56

Don't worry about the bulbs growing now - they'll slow down when the cooler weather comes, and they'll be fine

What dragonfly larva is this?

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 07:53

Why not send your query to Wild about Britain - they may be able to help

Let us know what they say

Greek inspiration

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 07:48
vikkilaurie wrote (see)
Sounds perfect! I'll have to research how one milks a goat though

I can milk a goat!  I'll be happy to come and sit in your taverna, milk the goat and make the feta if you supply the ouzo

Evergreen scented climbing/rambling rose

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 07:40

The climbing rose 'Surpassing Beauty'  is worth considering - it's a lovely rose, repeat flfowering and highly scented. 

It's not evergreen, but roses aren't evergreen.

Evergreen scented climbing/rambling rose

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 07:36
bekkie hughes wrote (see)

.......  I have read that rose "bobby james" is very highly scented, you could always grow them together???? .........

Bobbie James is a lovely rose and does have a great fragrance, but it is a rampant monster of a plant, growing 30ft plus in all directions - much much too big for the site in question.

West Acre

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 07:33

She was in one of my pics


Posted: 23/09/2014 at 07:24

Good morning all   Thanks for all your concern.  No more news from Bro so hopefully that means Pa is safely tucked up in his bed at The Lovely Home once more.  He said he'd only phone me if there's another problem.  He'll visit them later today.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 20:51

The elderly confused can become frightened in strange situations, and when we're frightened we sometimes lash out.  That is not being aggressive.  It is being frightened.

It is a shame that some nurses seem to have no empathy and cannot tell the difference.

Verdun ((hugs)) 

AKEBIA quinata

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 20:28

Hard to work out the size of the damage - can we have something to give a sense of scale..........

If they're as large as they look to me, then it could well be that they've been visited by the wonderful Leaf Cutter Bee.

If they're smaller than they look to me, then it could be that they've been munched by a vine weevil

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Formatting Problems

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John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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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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