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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Gooseberry american mildew

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:44

Bumping up 

Fruit trees

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:43

What variety is your apple tree?

Future planting

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:41

Swiss chard 

Burnt broad bean leaves

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:36

Not something I've experienced with my broad beans, but I grow them outside.  Everything I've read points to scorch from high temperatures.  


Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:10

Supper eaten, griddled courgettes and aubergines with french beans, broad beans and couscous, with cold chicken from yesterday. 

Don't think I have any phobias - not keen on desiccated coconut, but couldn't by any stretch of the imagination call it a phobia.  As I think most of you know I like reptiles, amphibians and insects and while it's a long time since I've seen a clown I can't remember any strong feelings about them.

As for cheesecake, I prefer the baked ones to the cold set ones, but I'll eat either 

I love oysters too, delicious ..... but they don't like me any more - I've developed an allergy so I can never eat one again 

Seeding advice for a new gardener

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:03

If you google images of Rose of Sharon you get photos of lavatera - not what I was expecting at all - so as the OP is in the US perhaps that's what she's growing 

Bugs on Victoria plums

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:00

Have a look at these Harlequin ladybird larva & pupa 

Unknown plant

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 17:53

Hi Les 

Can we have another picture as well please, showing the whole plant and leaves from the side?


Bugs on Victoria plums

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 17:52

I can't see them very clearly - could they be Harlequin ladybirds?  I've found this quote that says they eat fruit when aphids are scarce 

"....The harlequin ladybird can also damage fruit crops by feeding on the fruits in autumn, when aphids become scarce ...." 


Posted: 21/07/2014 at 17:46

Thanks OL   I think that he's just never really looked at cabbages before  

OH is the fruit & veg manager at the farm shop - he's said he'd be very pleased with a consignment of those cabbages so I've posted that 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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


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

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
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