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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 06:33

what shrub is purple flowered beauty?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 06:21

Can we have a close up of the flowers and another of the leaves please? 

Identification ?

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 20:06

Suckers from the plum rootstock - the roots spread out just under the surface of the lawn.  Regular mowing will keep them as under control as is possible - there's nothing else you can do.  Herbicides will kill the trees.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 20:00

potato problem

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:57

I agree with David - it looks like blight to me too 

Nothing to do with Moldy Warp 

Identification ?

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:36

Have you got any cherry trees nearby?  That looks like a sucker from prunus roots. 


Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:29

In time a beech tree can reach 50 metres in height - do you really want it to grow into a tree?  How big is your garden?

If you have a normal sized garden there are lots of much smaller trees you can choose from. 

Potato blight

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 18:43

It does sound to me like Club root 

Liming can help if you want to grow brassicas agan, and there are some varieties that are reputed to have some resistance. 


Posted: 28/07/2014 at 18:29

Re Tomato Plantation - I had lots of tomato plants last year and made a clear plan to cut down this year - I gave loadsa plants away to a friend ............ who gave me even more back



Posted: 28/07/2014 at 17:43

No proper rain here today, just enough wetness to stop anything happening in the garden, especially no washing on the line - shame 'cos the last spin finished just as the wetness started outside 

I did get the chance earlier to attend to the 30+ tomato plants on the terrace, taking out sideshoots and tying them up to the canes - providing the weather behaves itself we've got a good crop coming - the tomatoes have grown better than ever before - gardening fingers very crossed 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 21:56

It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 19:27

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

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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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38


Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41
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