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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Strawberries have mystery holes in leaves

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 15:52

It looks like some sort of bacterial or fungal thing to me - there's all sorts of things about this year following such a mild winter.  I'd remove the affected leaves and burn them.

Don't fertilise too much - it makes soft growth and the leaves are therefore more susceptible to such things.

ID please

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 15:50

Brilliant!  Thanks Panda 

ID please

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 15:18

A friend has this growing in her garden - does anyone recognise it?

 Is it a Knapweed?

Moulds or liner?

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 14:21

We've found using a liner to be far and away the best solution - we've been able to incorporate a sloping area to enable wildlife to enter and leave the water safely.  Hedgehogs drink from the pond and can get out of the water easily; birds use the shallow area for bathing.  

We've also been able to make the pond the size and shape we wanted.  We found this site very helpful

Rather than edge the pond with rocks we laid turf over the edges and down to the water level.  This has resulted in a very natural looking pond.   

Remember that having lots of marginal plants will make the pond look smaller;  we are glad that we made the pond a bit bigger than we originally planned.

As I think you know, we made this pond earlier this spring.

 Raindrops in the pond.

This forum

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 13:11

David that looks great - shall I put the kettle on about 3.30 

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 13:07

Take a doughnut with you Sweetpea, but mind you hide it from Verdun!


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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 12:46


Celebration cake this afternoon anyone ?

Mimulus 'Jelly Bean White

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 12:45

Sara, I've not grown this one, but from the information here  it looks as if it is perfectly suitable for growing in a container.

I hope that's helpful 


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 12:25

Fantastic!  That looks promising 

New Veg Bed

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 12:00

My concern would be regarding the weedkiller part of the treatment - I've no idea how long it remains active - it might be an idea to try sowing some cheapish seeds - radish, lettuce etc and see what happens. 

Do you still have the packet the treatment came in?  Does it have contact details for the manufacturer's customer service dept?  I think I'd contact them and see what they advise.  

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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Brown patch on lawn

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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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