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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Suggestions for Hiding Ugly Back Fence

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 12:09

I love the fact there's a hedge at the end of the garden, it softens the transition from the garden to whatever is on the other side.  Fences can look so severe and a bit claustophobic - I'm with Gemma - put in some new wildlife-friendly hedging, maybe higher at the sides and lower in the middle to 'frame' the view - the hedging could then have things like wild clematis (Traveller's Joy/Columbine) and the wild Dog Rose weaving through it, and with any luck you'll get hedgehogs hibernating in the bottom of the hedge


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 12:01

Brrrrrrrrrrrr!  Just been up to the farm shop - everyone's shivering!!! 

I've come back with some pork chops and sweet potatoes - I'll bake the potatoes and we'll open a tin of sweet corn to go with them and the chops for supper. 

I also came home with a small bag of Liquorice Torpedoes


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 11:14

I haven't seen any here this year so far - we had one visit the garden last year and I know there are woodpeckers (Green and Gt Spotted) in the area - I see them and hear them drumming on the dead poplars down by the grazing marshes and hear them yaffling early on summer mornings

Problems with Kalanchoes

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 11:11

Have you removed the caterpillar and put it on the birdtable? If so, then it probably had a friend or two.

Try spreading your fingers either side of the base of the plant so that they cover the compost, then turn the plant upside down and swish it around in some lukewarm water with a squirt of washing up liquid in it - that may well flush the little beggar out

anyone willing to take me out for a day to learn a thing or two?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 09:59

Lots of YouTube videos online - but I don't think you should be charging people if you've had no formal training or at least years and years of experience - I've been gardening for years, but I'd not charge anyone for doing anything - however I know times are hard out there for some folk and sometimes you have to just turn your hand to almost anything


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 09:54

Good morning Pdoc - it's good to see you

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 09:40

Lovely photos Pdoc - thanks for sharing


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 08:07

Morning KEF

Wow DD! what a difference!

Sage Recommendations?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 08:04

I wouldn't expect one to be any more efficacious than the other. 

Salvia officinalis (Culinary sage) is likely to be the most reasonably priced.

Cardamine raphanifolia info needed

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 07:53

Whoops yes Nut - pratensis  

But googling reveals that raphanifolia is a close relative (also known as Cuckoo Flower) - very similar and not evergreen.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 15:22

First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
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Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 11:10

The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
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Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 10:48

Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Last Post: 23/02/2015 at 11:25

Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 10:20

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27


Please help me choose 
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Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 18:01

New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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Last Post: 01/01/2015 at 18:00

Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
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Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 16:47

Christmas lights in the garden

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Last Post: 24/12/2014 at 21:51

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Last Post: 24/11/2014 at 07:52

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 00:00

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 10:04

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 08:07
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