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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

what wrong with my hydrangea?

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 11:42

Nut, I was just going to say "Hungry and Thirsty"

Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 11:25

Banana plant and ginger lilies???  Sounds like food shopping to me

Black bugs

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 11:21

All over my courgette flowers


Posted: 07/07/2015 at 11:18

Fabulous Fidget

It's turned warm and muggy outside and I've been trying to fork the soil over in the raised beds - two of them have only been there twelve months and they're already full of roots from the ash trees  :

I've pulled most of them out and have put the sprinkler on for a bit - then I'll get on with planting the last courgettes -they're in big pots but now the last of the Hispi cabbages has gone they can go in the beds. 


Posted: 07/07/2015 at 09:38
fidgetbones wrote (see)

I'm going to cloud prune the angelica, taking all the leaves off and leaving the seed heads.

That sounds fabulous - pics please


Morning KEF - while you're potting on chillies, there's a couple here ...

The reason I'm not weeding

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

I love figwort - it's the first 'wild flower' I remember learning to identify on Nature Walks when at primary school

(It was cooler in the front garden yesterday so I went out there and weeded the chickweed )


Posted: 07/07/2015 at 07:55

Good morning Clari   Good to see you - would you like to borrow my machete?

Plant ID Please

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 07:40

Tradescantia - mine's in full bloom at the moment

 Tradescantia Sweet Kate to the left of the pic next to Hosta Blue Angel


Posted: 07/07/2015 at 07:16

The only way to stop this reversion is to cut out any all green shoots as soon as they appear because they grow more strongly than the variegated ones and will soon become more dominant.

black fly

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 06:46

Yes Edd, black fly like the tender new shoots of broad beans so if you pick them out (and steam them and eat them with butter) the blackfly don't notice them and ignore the beanplants.

Don't know about the beans getting tougher - don't want that to happen   I pick mine when they're sweet and tender

Also that's why I sow my broad beans in the autumn - that way they're more or less over (and in my tum or in the freezer) by the time the blackfly season starts

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

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
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