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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

poorly clematis

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 17:24

Good luck to Lilyanne's sister  

Let us know how she gets on.


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 17:18

That's really helpful - thanks 

poorly clematis

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 16:22

Hi Lilyanne 

How big is that pot?  How long has it been there?  When was the last time it was repotted and/or fed?

It's hard to tell from this viewpoint but that pot looks much much too small for a clematis.

They need a very large deep pot, lots of organic matter and nutrients, and the pot needs to be in a cool and shady place.


mis-shapen raspberries

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 16:18

I find that the fruit on the older canes is also considerably smaller Bob.  

slug clear liquid metaldehyde

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 16:17

More slug pubs going out tonight - they've started chomping on my Pak Choi 

Diseased Plant

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 16:14

Hi Tracey 

Can you show us a pic please?

To post a picture on here you need to click on the green tree icon  on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions.  Sadly it doesn't work for phones - yet!

If it doesn't work give us a shout! 

mis-shapen raspberries

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 15:40

It's early for Polka to be fruiting   How are you growing them?  When did you cut them back and by how much?

Whats wrong with my hosta?

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 15:38

There's a lot to be said for growing them hard - makes the leaves tough for our mollusc friends.  Big and lush = juicy and tasty and tender 

slug clear liquid metaldehyde

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 14:57

I heard a song thrush singing nearby here the other evening - it was wonderful.

Otherwise the last one I saw was in the churchyard opposite mother in law's - just up the road from you Nut 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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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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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

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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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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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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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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