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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Spread of chafer grubs

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 20:46

Chafer grubs are the larvae of the Crane fly (Daddy Long Legs) - they are the result of the adults laying eggs in the soil so can't be spread by a lawnmower. 

The best way of getting rid of them is to use Nematodes 

You can tell your customer all about them 

Weeds in the GH....

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 20:07

Given that it has existed since the surface of the planet was a tropical swamp, I should think it'll probably be very happy there 

Stumped by another small flower!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 20:03

Does it grow wild in the UK Toady?  It's not one I know. 

Dinner time

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:49

We've just had roast lamb with roasted home grown  yellow courgettes,  Chantenay carrots and Buerre de Rocquencourt beans and mint sauce all from the garden - life doesn't get much better than that does it 

A question about roses.

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:46

When I look at the Crocus website there's a whole section labelled English Roses (David Austin) 

Poorly oliver tree - advice please!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:34

I agree with Philippa - olives are much happier outside - preferably planted in the ground in a sheltered sunny spot - but if in a pot protect the pot with a few layers of bubblewrap in the winter and keep the compost/soil on the dry side.  Cold on it's own won't harm olives, but cold and wet together will make them very unhappy. 


Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:46

She's probably digging a deep hole in her garden - one about six feet long - her under gardener 'forgot' to water the plants while she was away 

Bug ID? I think it's a hornet

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:42

Emmits = ants 

But it's also what West Country types call the holidaymakers as they swarm all over the place 

Whats happened to my garlic?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:25


Removing stubborn ornamental grass

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:23

It'll throw out some new shoots soon won't it?   And new growth absorbs the weedkiller quickly.

Sara, give it a good watering and encourage it to grow, then when it's got a good crop of new leaves then zap it with the potion!!! 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38


Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

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


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