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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Mystery plant

Posted: Today at 14:43

Hi Fishy

Is this an annual, biennial or perennial? 

What does a pond need for a good ecosystem

Posted: Today at 14:01

Clari, I meant to say - I've got some of the barley straw essence and it's worked - thanks for your kind offer ((hugs))

And what a time waster a wildlife pond is  - I keep going out there and sitting and gazing at the water and all the insects it's attracting - the air is buzzing with insects - far more than there have ever been in that part of the garden - I'm spending hours out there!


Posted: Today at 13:56

Oh that sounds lovely Doc


Surely these are slow or struggling?

Posted: Today at 13:55

Those raspberries ought to be sending up lots of shoots from below ground all around those canes from last year. Mine are rampaging across the fruit garden ............ 

Tea break Plant ID

Posted: Today at 13:53

No. 1 could be Caltha palustris - marsh marigold

No. 2 I'd go for hosta

No. 3 looks a bit like foxglove ..... but it looks a bit like several other things too ..... 

No. 4 is one of the ribes


Posted: Today at 13:21

Wood ash from burnt twiggy growth contains potash/potassium which is good for the soil, but ciggy ash - sorry - you can't use that as an excuse either 

Surely these are slow or struggling?

Posted: Today at 13:18

What's under that gravel?  Was that area treated with a long-acting weedkiller before the grave was put down?  Does the neighbour know?

Help identifying tree

Posted: Today at 13:15

Could it be a tamarix?


Posted: Today at 13:12

Here you are Lily 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 13:07

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
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