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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Ground elder in raised beds for veggies, oh no!

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 17:05

Get some glyphosate and a small artist's paintbrush and paint it on the ground elder leaves, then leave it to die down.  If you do this every time a new bit appears eventually you'll beat it.

If you keep pulling it out before the glyphosate has turned the ground elder leaves brown the roots will regrow double treble quadruple ..............

Good luck 

Sap sucking somethings?!

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 16:52

Possibly the remains of whitefly? 

Beetle ID

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 16:28

One of the Shield Bugs - well named aren't they?  Lots of info & pics here 

they won't harm your garden. 


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 16:11

Clari - can you take aspirin - it's anti-inflammatory properties are sometimes enough to sort out an imminent ear problem for me if I take some in time. 

Help needed identifying these seedlings.

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 15:56
chrissieB wrote (see)
The one thing I would love to have is a book or website which showed what seedlings look like both weeds, annuals and vegetables. Does anyone know of anything out there? 

Larvae in my pond

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 15:48

I think it's mosquito larvae - with any luck the tadpoles will eat most of them. 


Brassicas - to fertilise or not?

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 15:20

Nitrogen is for leafy growth - potassium encourages flowers and fruit.  As you want the broccoli to produce what is a flowering shoot I'd give them a dose of rose or tomato feed, if you feel you need to give them something. 

Tomato plants going yellow & dying

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 15:17

Absolutely agree Lyn 

To be a gardener you have to have good observational skills - chucking one thing after another at a problem just builds up more problems.


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 15:15

I'm watering and potting on and stuff.  I popped into the GC this morning  and picked up 3 slightly shrivelled purple sages for £4.50  - probably only worth half that but they were reduced from £7.99 and it was too hot to argue.  I'm going to pot them up and give them some tlc and soon they'll bulk up and look gorgeous planted out in the front border, with it's blue/plum/butter yellow theme.  


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 15:11

Anthony those are just glorious   Thanks for sharing.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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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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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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