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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Whats wrong with my hosta?

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 15:38

There's a lot to be said for growing them hard - makes the leaves tough for our mollusc friends.  Big and lush = juicy and tasty and tender 

slug clear liquid metaldehyde

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 14:57

I heard a song thrush singing nearby here the other evening - it was wonderful.

Otherwise the last one I saw was in the churchyard opposite mother in law's - just up the road from you Nut 

Poorly Courgettes

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 14:54

I agree with all of the above EXCEPT No. 3 - I would only remove those that have begun to rot.

You could be removing perfectly good courgettes which are trying to grow up to be a courgette and chocolate cake 

Small flower ID, please.

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 14:50

Well done Nut  

I was wracking my brains to think of that but all I could come up with was the Matthiola types. 


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 14:47

Black Widow and Orchid Lady - when you get some lovely courgettes - and I'm sure you will - please post some pics of them for us 

mis-shapen raspberries

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 14:45

I think this could be a pollination problem - I've done a bit of googling which confirms that this can lead to misshapen and mal-formed fruit 

I hope that's helpful 

I would add that my autumn fruiting Polka raspberries crop heavily with no problems - I think this is helped because they flower later in the season so there are more pollinators about.  Not much help to you now I know, but I thought I'd just pass it on. 


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 13:50

  Dashing about like a blue-a***ed whatsit today - sorry Nut.

Fidget, please may I have a phlomis as well, but if you haven't got any left I'll steal one from Nut 

Shrub id

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 13:47

Is it a Wayfaring Tree - Viburnum lantana? 

Are the leaves downy underneath?


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 13:43

Oooh Chicky  yes please, a Rud. rustic dwarf would fit the front border perfectly 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

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

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

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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