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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Failure to Berry

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 05:50

I'm wondering whether it's thirsty - it takes a lot of moisture to produce fruit. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 05:47

Good morning all   Quite grey and overcast here this morning and the forecast says the water butts will be filled.  

I had a quick look at the forecast for our East Ruston trip - looks like sunglasses, sunscreen, long cooling drinks and parasols will be required 

Roses

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 20:49

I've blown the picture up and zoomed in - it's apparent that most of the stems of this rose have been cut back quite recently - there's no puzzle as to why it's not flowered - the flowering shoots have been cut off - the puzzle is why 

Winter Veg Growing

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 20:20

I usually sow a couple of rows of Swiss Chard 'Lucullus' at this time of year - I get pickings throughout the autumn and into the winter, and then whenever there's a mild spell there's some more to be picked.  Then, as soon as the early signs of spring arrive it starts into growth again and I carry on picking until early summer. 

And of course, sow Broad beans Aquadulce Claudia in late October and they'll start into growth immediately, continue to grow slowly through the winter and produce a great crop in the spring.  With no need for any protection from the winter weather.  Last year mine were under 18" of snow for what felt like months on end, and we were picking loads of beans in May 

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 20:11

Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 19:55
bekkie hughes wrote (see)
This is an opportunity to buy some nice late summer plants

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 19:37

I'll have to ask Ma why brother was born in July - goodness knows what reply I'll get - according to her yesterday she and Pa are only recently engaged and are arranging their wedding - they're going to live on the bench on the common which has a lovely view of the sea   Do you think I'll get an invite to the wedding?  Who does she think I am? 

My first ever garden!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 19:21

That looks so lovely   You've got some really good planting combinations there, good associations of colour, size and texture.  I hope you're very proud of yourself - you should be! 

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

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 18:00

We'll have to think of something ........... although I'll have Panda with me and she's easily recognised with those big black eyes 

When best to remove a leylandii hedge?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 17:58

I grew a wildlife hedge consisting of hawthorn, elder and hazel with wild rose and honeysuckle growing through it - fantastic for wildlife.

I think you could take the Leylandii out from August onwards, that way even very late nests will have fledged.  

When we took a similar hedge out we were unaware that it had provided hibernation cover for hedgehogs - we've since replaced the dry shade with more undergrowth and log piles as well as hedgehog houses.  

Just thought I'd mention it. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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

Slugwatch

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

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

Achillea

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

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02
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