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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:24

Done Nut 

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:19

Come along Susie - the more the merrier 

courgette

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:06

I think they're not being properly pollinated - some info which should be helpful here http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=676 

Good luck 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 09:54

OH has the day off today as he worked extra during the week - that makes it a very odd Saturday  I'm going to write a shopping list and pop down to the s'market in the village to get food for the weekend and some more Calgon for the w. machine. 

Then I shall come home, do a bit of tidying and then ................ it's into the garden again for me.  

It's really quite overcast here but dry and warm - we've not had any rain for ages.  

Shrubs and plants dying in established border

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 09:48

Info re honey fungus here http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=180 

If you scroll down you'll see you can download a list of resistant plants. 

Good luck 

hedgehog

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 09:12

Hedgehog muesli!  They sometimes wake us up at night, pushing their dish around on the terrace, huffing and puffing and crunching.  They always take a good drink from the shallow bowl of fresh rainwater from the water butt that we put out every evening. 

Lots of helpful stuff here http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/pages/all-about-hedgegogs.html 

Poorly Courgettes

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 09:09

It might be a pollination problem if they're doing this when still small.  Otherwise I agree with KEF - remove the flower once it starts to die. 

I wouldn't grow them in the GH - need lots of insects visiting 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 09:07

Oooh, I'm hungry - don't often do a big breakfast but I want one NOW!!!  It won't happen today tho - maybe a dippy egg? 

Verdun - I've not grown achilleas before - well, not intentionally anyway, but as the ones in our front lawn seem to enjoy the conditions out there I thought I'd give one a go, and on our Bressingham trip I bought Achillea 'Sunny Seduction' - it's gorgeous, a sort of  buttery yellow with a hint of acidity - very pleased with it. 

http://bloomsofbressinghamplants.com/Trade/Variety/Achillea_Sunny_Seduction.html 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 08:36

Good morning Verdun   

Which achilleas are you getting?

ID if poss please

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 08:33

Lorraine, you've sussed!  

I've just ordered some Sisyrinchium striatum - I've been wanting some for ages, and they'll be perfect in the new front border 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 21:28

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

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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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

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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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

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
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