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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 16:41

So he could hide in a cherry tree without being seen 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 16:40

Why did the elephant paint his toenails red?

Advice please

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 16:26

Can't think of a pure white thornless climber KEF, but Madam Alfred Carriere is white with the prettiest palest shell pink,tinges more or less thornless with a lovely perfume - in fact I always find that her foliage is beautifully scented too.


Here's a link for Kathleen Harrop too

baldy wormy lawn

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 16:08

Was this lawn treated with anything last autumn?  Weed and feed or something like that?  

It looks to me as if what grass is still alive is in sort of regular lines, as if there may have been over-application of something using a mechanical spreader 

Advice please

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 16:04

Kathleen Harrop is a beautiful soft pink rose, with sem-double saucer shaped blooms - it has a delicious scent and no thorns and also repeat flowers - it's a really lovely rose.


Posted: 21/02/2014 at 10:46

If badgers eat a hedgehog they leave the empty spiny skin as evidence.

upsetting sight

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 10:44

Nature red in tooth and claw.


How lucky you are to have toads spawning in your pond - it's a sight I've not seen in any number since I was a child when every year I would walk across the farm to an isolated pond in the middle of the fields where every year the toads would be laying their chains of spawn.  Wonderful. 

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 09:30

Just a heads up from a friend in Cyprus - she saw the first swallow of the season this morning - they're on their way back 


Posted: 21/02/2014 at 09:27

Some people expound the theory that badgers eat hedgehogs and this is the reason they are in decline - there are some people with an axe to grind against badgers - as far as I'm aware there is no evidential proof that this is the cause of the hedgehog decline.  In fact if hedgehogs were a major food source for badgers once the hedgehog declined in an area so would the badgers, which doesn't seem to be the case. 

This is interesting 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 11:57

Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:19

Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Last Post: 04/03/2014 at 08:00

Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 13:28

Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:05

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:27

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 17:33

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

What is this ornamental tree please?

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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 22:12

A Holly Orchard

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Last Post: 28/12/2013 at 14:46

Happy Endings

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Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 17:57

Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 08:23

Growing Mushrooms

Has anyone done it on purpose? 
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Last Post: 28/11/2013 at 01:00
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