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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Love your garden

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 09:50

Oh dear Rosemummy - Champion the Wonderhorse is the ringtone on my phone LOL 

Plant in need of ID

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 09:48

Remember this folks?  At last we have a flower

 What do you think?  Ammi majus? 

Love your garden

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 08:52

Perhaps, given my (former) line of work, it's just too 'close to home' for me .... ?

Dying Fruit Trees

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 08:49

There are many trees and shrubs that are resistant to honey fungus - the RHS has a list of them here, together with a list of the most susceptible 

Hope that's helpful 


Posted: 24/07/2014 at 08:38

Commonwealth Games Yvie 

Love your garden

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 08:33
Verdun wrote (see)

Ooooooooo, some hard hearts there!

Its meant to be emotional.  It doesn't mean the viewers have to sob their eyes out.  

For me,  a deserving family  gets something done for them that maybe is over the top a little but gives so much pleasure to them.  

It's not a garden programme really but when was the last time GW inspired anything?  

Not hard hearted at all Verdun - very soft hearted indeed - but I do feel uncomfortable at what feels (to me) like the mawkish exploitation of others' misfortune for commercial gain.  I'm not saying that these people shouldn't have lovely gardens made for them - I just feel it's wrong that only those that are 'suitable for television' will ever get what they truly need.  

I've seen so many instances of families who have a real need for an accessible garden which would really contribute to the well-being of a disabled or ill family member, as well as for their family carers - however, they wouldn't make a good television story so there's no chance .... 

Potato blight

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 08:21

Anything other than other members of the solanum family (i.e. potatoes, tomatoes, aubergines, peppers) will be fine. 

Cauliflowers will not have been affected by blight - they could have been affected by club root or vine weevil but we'll need more information for a real answer.  


Posted: 24/07/2014 at 07:44

Fg, no need to apologise - it lulled me to sleep 

Apple Tree Leaves

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 07:15

It's not a "mysterious pattern" - it's how leaves change colour in the autumn.

Your trees are moving into autumn mode a bit early - probably because we had an early spring and now we've got a very warm/dry summer.  

Are they getting enough water?


Love your garden

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 06:47

I agree with Hogweed and Fidget. 

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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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

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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