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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Corkscrew Willows

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 07:09
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

I grew one from a branch I sprayed gold and used as a christmas tree. It rooted in the pot and I planted it out in the garden in Spring. It ended up about 15m tall, but the year after I sold the house, it died from honey fungus.

Maybe it was  missing me?



Posted: 25/07/2015 at 06:33

Good morning all   I am not going out there in my pjs to see what the temperature is or to find out whether the hedgehogs have eaten their supper.  At least I'm not going to have to water the beans today!

Hope the night owls got some sleep eventually and that PatE is warming up!

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 17:21
AJ 2 wrote (see)
I have definitely taken to adding more plants and looking after the ones I have- never cared for gardening before but after the help they gave me I am giving it my best shot! Not allowed to say which one is mine until it's aired but it is a very different type of "garden" (quite a big clue! You will know which one is mine from that!!!)

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 17:18

Are you going to be wearing a pink carnation and carrying a copy of the Financial Times?

Plant ID

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 15:55

That looks like a miscanthus  giganteus to me - there are fields full of them around here grown as a bio-fuel.

Mystery Indoor Plant

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 15:45

Think it's a Tradescantia zebrina - there are lots of different colours.  They usually strike easily from cuttings but sometimes they stall - has yours actually got any roots?

Propagating Foxgloves

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 14:25

Absolutely agree Nut

Propagating Foxgloves

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 14:21

However, it's unlikely that foxglove plants grown from seed will be identical to the parent plant. 

If you have different types of foxgloves in the garden the 'offspring' are likely to be crosses of them and any others in the area which have been visited by the bees which pollinated your foxgloves.


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 14:15

Now it's raining properly here in Norfolk - the really wet stuff - I can hear the water-butts filling up

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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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45
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