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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Decking and rats

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 08:46

I've always said that decking provides just what rats are looking for in terms of congenial housing - wouldn't have it in my garden - just asking for rats to move in - sorry   Christine Walkden thinks so too

Terrible Garden, Low Budget

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 08:35

Not your fault Gardeners Boy - it's the fault of the garden centres who label plants wrongly   How are beginners supposed to know?

low maintance plants

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 08:32

I've only got this one BL they flowered from the end of June right through until mid September - just didn't stop.  I bought them the year before, last summer was the first year planted out in a west-facing bed (partially shaded to the south).  Wonderful - hopethey do as well this year


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 08:26

Oh dear!    Just sent a message to RHS to let them know they have a picture of Tagetes labelled Calendula officinalis on their website!/grow/marigolds


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 08:00

You could take it this way for a change KEF

Moss Moss Moss!!

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 07:58

On the beds  keep the surface regularly hoed/raked - that should stop it developing

low maintance plants

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 07:32

The individual Daylily flowers may only last for one day, but my plants flowered the summer through

Garden Design and Plant Planner software

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 07:30

Can't help with the software I'm afraid - but you might find this helpful when it comes to choosing plants


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 07:22

Morning Verdun

A bit more than overcast here - walking though cotton wool is more like it

Special good wishes for the rose planting

Terrible Garden, Low Budget

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 07:19

I'd just point out that when Gardeners Boy and Gillian refer to geraniums, they mean the hardy geraniums that will grow and spread from year to year, not the tender pelargoniums that some garden centres are still selling as geraniums - they are for potting and bedding and have to be taken indoors in the winter as the frost kills them.

Good luck

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
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Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 11:10

The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
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Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 10:48

Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 10:20

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27


Please help me choose 
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Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 18:01

New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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Last Post: 01/01/2015 at 18:00

Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
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Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 16:47

Christmas lights in the garden

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Last Post: 24/12/2014 at 21:51

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Last Post: 24/11/2014 at 07:52

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 00:00

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 10:04

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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