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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Problem with a clivia

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 08:05

Bumping up for clivia growers

Need help identifying (and saving) this small plant

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 08:04

I'm sorry, I don't recognise your plant.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 07:13

Verdun, I know what you mean re Botham - some people really just aren't able to cope with the emotional turmoil

Thinking of you and your Mum ((hugs))

Trusted chilli seed suppliers?

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 07:08

I also find to be a really reliable company - I've not bought chilli seeds from them, but I have no reason to expect them to supply anything but high quality seeds.

Dying trees....

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 06:52

There have been lots of fungal conditions affecting tree leaves this year - probably partly to do with the mild winter we had which allowed such things to remain hanging around rather than getting killed by the frost, and then a very warm summer with damp spells provided the perfect growing conditions for such things.

If your tree had been there several years and was established my guess is that it has just shed its leaves but that the tree itself is fine and will be lovely again in the spring.

I would rake up any of the leaves that are still on the ground around it and bin or burn them, and give the tree a light mulch of organic matter (well rotted farmyard manure or compost or similar) keeping the mulch clear of the trunk but spreading it around the tree for a good 1.5m diameter.  Then in February give it a feed with some Fish Blood & Bone (as directed on the pack) and that will perk it up.


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 06:45

Good morning all   Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Chicky

We're shouded in thick fog here and the trees are dripping into the pond - it sounds like

Dying trees....

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 06:38

When did this happen David?

Monty's cat

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 20:57

And if a human poo'd or committed murder in my garden I'd be very annoyed with them too ......

Anyone know what this is please?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 20:54
Norfolkdumpling wrote (see)

........  Dovefromabove.....Thanks for the encouragement!  That's what neighbours are for!

Don't know how neighbourly, but we have our own independent lifeboat, and it's "really bootiful"...what have you got that would give me a clue?

So you're at Caister   Just down the coast from Alan 4711

Well, we have lots of bats, an otter that likes appearing on camera, lots of dragonflies, and we sadly have 3 fewer cows since the weekend.


Posted: 14/10/2014 at 20:46

Snoodle - he obviously has cottoned on to the fact that gardeners get to go out and have fun

Verdun - thinking of you and mum ((hugs))

DD - RUN???????????????

Think I'm going to have to get the rest of the Lemon Drizzle Cake out of the freezer - it seems to be disappearing at a rate of knots

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

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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