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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Help to identify a Hyacinth feaured in Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 17:50

Gorgeous colour - some available here - think you'll have to be quick - it says they're not freely available in the UK!


Getting the 'proffessionals' in

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 17:24

Of course you're not cheating - any more than you cheat when you get a builder in to point your chimney or a garage to repair your car brakes! 

Get some recommendations, get some idea of price, look stuff up and get some ideas of what you want, maybe create a folder of magazine pictures etc so that you can tell your chosen designer what you want - and tell the designer what you can afford - the designer's job is to find out what you want and put it all together so that it works - he or she has (or should have) done a comprehensive training and gained qualifications and will help you to achieve a lovely garden without making too many expensive mistakes. 

Planter suggestions

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 17:00

There's a trailing plant with blue-ish ferny leaves and flowers that look like lobster claws that's often used for hanging baskets.

It would be such fun to use it for a planter like that - but I don't know it's name - I'll go and look in some books - unless anyone else knows???

Planter suggestions

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:31

John, can you post a pic for us - we work better with visual aids

Bonsai - Buddhist Pine

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:29

Was it better or worse than dropping it on your toe?

Rogue plant taking over garden!

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:27

Looks like phlox to me too - one of those really useful plants, usually reliable and of little interest to slugs and snails.

Lift the ones you don't want in the autumn, pot them up and give them to friends

East Anglian garden visting

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:20

I'm booked up 11/12th July, but otherwise I think I'm free

Can anyone help me identify this tree / plant please

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:16

Hi Michelle

Can you post a picture please?  Click on the green tree icon on the toolbar and follow instructions ...


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:15

Wonky - somehow I'd never viewed your father as 'Papa Womble' ... gives me a whole new angle on him

BL, thank goodness you've got the leak fixed - hope the bill's not tooooooooooo bad ((hugs)).

Wintersong - who wants a sensible car?  Not me, and certainly not Verdun   I shall be visiting Ma today with my top down

Pauline - been there, done that ... then I went to art school as a mature student - I got my driving confidence back by driving loads of 18 year old lads around Ipswich with them navigating - they knew which lane I should be in etc 'cos they were all learning or had just learned to drive   But BSM do a refresher course for people who don't drive much or who've lost confidence - have a look at it.  Might be fun to do it

Where are the broad beans?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 09:48

Supper last night, gammon steaks, carrots, broad beans and parsley sauce - very yummy .................... sorry, couldn't resist bragging

I'm sure yours will be ready soon

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

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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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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