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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Bugs on bonsai

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 07:50

We need a photo  of the flies.


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 07:39

Good morning all

Dry here with some blue patches (so far, but I have heard the forecast ... )

Think a bit of wandering around and dead-heading will be done if possible this morning, then if the forecast is right the day will consist of roasting a chicken and a butternut squash, and knitting on the sofa in front of a film or I might even watch the F1 if there's no athletics on ...

Hope everyone has a good day

Last night's Gardeners' World - Elizabeth.

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 07:24

Didn't weep - somehow she was too positive and got too much enjoyment from her garden for me to feel sad - but amazed and as Steve said, humbled.  How can anything every be too difficult or too much of a pain for me to do ever again?

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 13:11

Saw one for sale on the side of the road the other day ... but I didn't have a roof-rack

Gardeners World taken off air

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 12:57

I like it being on earlier ................. while I'm still awake

spider MIte

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 12:53
Bluebaron wrote (see)

I have an attack of spider mite on my cucumbers, They are currently 4-5 foot tall .............. Its quite a heavy infestation.


I'm not surprised - those are very big spiter mites!!!





Sorreeeeeeeeee - couldn't resist

Gladioli not flowering

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 11:51

I always think of gladioli as flowering in time for the Horticultural Club's autumn show in the village where I used to live - around the second weekend in September

Good screening tree?

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 11:44

I'd be looking at planting some tall shrubs or creating a pergola or similar within your garden itself, to create secluded/screened areas where you can sit in comfort without feeling 'esposed'.

Have a look at Alan Titchmarsh's Garden Design book from his How to Garden series.  It's  available quite cheaply from Amazon and elswhere. 

I wouldn't be happy planting a tree by the fence to provide screening - it won't take very long before it's much too tall for the garden and its roots are invading drains and foundations


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 10:57

Ooooh!  That'd be lovely

New Lawn, wrong order?

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 10:52

I'd wait a bit and let the weeds grow a fair amount of leaf, then you can spray with glyphosate -  wait for it to penetrate the whole plant and kill the roots, then the leaves will go brown and die and you can dig them up. 

You've got plenty of time - September is a really good time of year to lay turf or sow a new lawn - the soil is warm and roots grow well, and the sun isn't too hot and there should be rain and dew so that you don't have to water too much.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Last Post: 02/10/2015 at 07:49

Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Last Post: 13/09/2015 at 15:52

Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Last Post: 12/09/2015 at 15:37

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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