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Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Turnips (woody)

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 13:28

Purple Top Milan are an early variety - usually pulled when they're about the size of a billiard ball - they do get woody after that. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 13:26

Cake's on the rack cooling Fg, raspberry jam and cream will go in the middle in a while. 

Marigolds

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 12:32

Oh please think twice about using slug pellets - most of them are so bad for wildlife and for the soil as well as being dangerous for pets and children.  I really wouldn't want to eat vegetables grown in soil that had been covered in slug pellets

There are some that are less harmful, but if slug pubs and copper strips work for us, why not give them a try? 

Fast (annual?) climbers for instant effect... now?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 12:28

Yes, runner beans were introduced to this country as ornamental plants!  They're so pretty.

But I'd go with Punkdoc - nasturtiums!  Get the ones described as 'trailing' and with a bit of encouragement they'll go up there in a matter of moments.

Or what about Thunbergia - Black Eyed Susan?

Identifying Help!

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 12:26

Yes links are fine (as long as you're not advertising your own business - which you're not )

Turnips (woody)

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 12:25

How long since you sowed them?  They do get woody if left too long. They ought to be ready for pulling from 6 -8 weeks. 

Can you please id this

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 12:20

It looks like one of the mallow family - lots of them, shrubs and smaller flowers, both wild and garden plants. 

Have you scattered a wildflower or butterfly mix of seeds in that area? 

Identifying Help!

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 11:47

GraveAngel - I'm on another forum which has some members who live in South Africa and who enjoy gardening - I'll show the picture to them and see if they recognise it, if that's ok? 

Marigolds

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 11:03

We don't get a lot of slugs in this garden, but on Friday night the few slugs we have chomped their way through our Pak Choi - last night I sunk a couple of plastic pots into the veg patch, just sticking out half an inch or so, and put an inch of Adnams Broadside in the pots - this morning two fat slugs had passed away in a drunken stupor 

I recommend it!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 10:46

It still doesn't feel warm enough to go out into the garden - it is of course - if I put a jacket on - but there's nothing urgent that needs doing out there and I've got half a dozen duck eggs to use, so I think a sponge cake might happen this morning 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 08:02

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

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

Result of RHS Survey 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 13:07
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