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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

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 

ID Please

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 13:26
fidgetbones wrote (see)

Its not an alpine!!!!!!

Chuckle!  No, definitely not!!!  Although I have seen self-sown ones do very well on rockeries - they like well-drained sunny spots 


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 13:25

Oooh, is the big Little Fairy poorly?  I missed that - get well wishes from Aunty Dove 


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 13:23

That sounds a lovely place to go for a push Verdun  - that's what we call it when we take my two out  - the problem is I can't take them both on my own, and Ma won't go without Pa in case  'something happens to him' when she's not there   so we can only do it when OH or son can be with me - and they're both busy men. 

That Walter Funcke is gorgeous!!!

Not scorchio here - a bit overcast - but I have a feeling it's going to be .... there's some blue sky in the west 

Have an ice cream for me 

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