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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Strange bitter white root

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 19:52

Chicory root?


slug clear

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 19:48

The RHS says "A liquid formulation of metaldehyde (Slug Clear) is available for watering on to ornamental plants and soil, it should not be applied to edible plants. "

I would plant another 6 rows of potatoes elsewhere and then contact the manufacturers to find out how long to wait before using that area of your allotment for edible crops.

What a shame


Posted: 26/03/2015 at 09:28
The Gardeners Boy wrote (see)

Changing the subject, I'm looking for a tall Echinacea, my mom use to have some that grew to about 5-6 feet and purple flower always covered in butterfly's during the summer.

I've looked everywear for it but cant find any that tall, with all this expert  knowledge on here I just know someone will know it   and where I can purchase would be great. 

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'? They describe it as being a bit shorter than you say, but I've seen it top 5 ft.


Posted: 26/03/2015 at 09:22

Pdoc - enjoy!!!  It's tipping it down here so hope the weather picks up for you.  We might even head that way ourselves at the weekend just to give ourselves a break from Aged P stuff.  Check out the Jolly Sailors at Brancaster Staithe - good food and good beer, and Brancaster Staithe is one of our most favourite places in the world to sort our heads out with wide open spaces, mud, wind and seabirds

calling Gardengirl

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 08:11



Posted: 26/03/2015 at 08:07

I once saw a hoopoe in Suffolk - blown over from the continent on strong winds in late March - they do turn up in the southern UK but they're really a bird of southern France, Spain and areas bordering the Med.

They have a very distinctive flight, more like a butterfly than a bird


Posted: 26/03/2015 at 07:15

Started raining here too

Plant ID please

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 07:11

A friend on a cookery forum has this suddenly appeared in a plant pot used for tomatoes last year.  It is 4-6 inches across and she says it 'has no height to it'. 

My best thought is that it's a bit like radicchio but she can't think where it's come from.  She grew some mixed salad leaves a few years ago, but not in that pot.

 Anyone got any better ideas?


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 06:57

It's ok KEF - Edd has explained himself on the Hello Forker's thread - I think he sometimes has the typist's equavelent of 'Foot in Mouth' syndrome  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Do bees become addicted? 
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Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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