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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Alan's new series

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 20:59

You're obviously a much nicer person than we are Verdun

Alan's new series

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 20:56

We turned it off - couldn't stand the maudlin' sentimentality and long meaningful looks

A hummingbird!

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 20:51

Well, the temperature at lunchtime today was almost twice the highest temperature  yesterday - it'll do for a start


Posted: 24/06/2015 at 20:26

LilyP - many congratulations on Ella's arrival - how lovely

Wonky ((hugs))  and watch out, Papa Womble will be entering his garden in the local Horticultural Show!!!

I was worried that they wouldn't, but both my salvias got through the winter and are an absolute picture at the moment - 

S. gregii 'Icing Sugar' and S. gregii 'Trewithen Cerise' and S gregii 'Nachtvlinder' .7

They're so lovely

Panda - where are you going to put them all ???!!!

Poisonous Plants

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 17:03

Just look at the millions of years that human beings have been living alongside all these plants, as well as all the wild animals that live in the hedges, ditches and riverbanks where these plants grow.  They and we have survived - the evidence is all around you. 

Upload pics

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 17:00

WonkyWomble uses a tablet of some sort and she can post photos, so does Panda ...

help baby frogs dying

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 14:46

Ponds need long grass/ferns/low growing plants around their edges to provide damp and shady cover for froglets


 We leave the grass around the pond unmown and the frogs and froglets spend lots of time in there   If you haven't got grass around the pond, some shallow plantpots with greenery in providing damp shade would be good

glaucous rose

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 13:58

And it's got lots of lovely blooms at the moment - thank you Fidget

glaucous rose

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 13:27

It could have been self-sown - it's a species so it will come true from seed - but cuttings will be quicker.

It could also have grown from a layered shoot or even from a new shoot from the roots.  If you cut them hard back they usually throw up new shoots from the base.

Too many ads in Gardeners' World Magazine?

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 12:18

The magazine and the website are not part of the BBC  - they are owned by a separate company.

It makes sense for there to be far more adverts in the magazine at this time of year, it's when the number of people actively gardening is at its highest, and when most gardeners will be buying plants, seeds and equipment.  Not so many people buying lawnmowers, compost, hosepipes, etc in December and January.

We should be pleased that the companies find it worthwhile to advertise in GW magazine - fewer ads will mean no magazine

And if you don't want to see ads on the forum, use an adblocker - I don't see any ads on here

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09
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