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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Buddleia dying

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 20:10

Oh may the saints preserve us from contract gardeners - many of them are not gardeners, they're groundsmen - they wrecked some of the rather choice plants at the gardens where my office was.  You may have found your problem!

Blueberry tree leaves have gone brown and dropped off

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 19:52

And they need rainwater rather than tap water if at all possible otherwise the compost will turn alkaline.


Posted: 03/05/2015 at 18:52

I agree, it's easy to pull out - it's just that it grows really quickly in the spring and you think it's going to take over, but it's easy to weed out as you can feel where it is if you weed without gloves, just pull it out and bin it


Posted: 03/05/2015 at 18:09

Wintersong - Gt Dixter is wonderful - we went in late summer and it was amazing, the colour combinations were fabulous - and if you're at all interested in architecture, interior design/furniture etc, the house is worth a visit too 

transplanting wild bluebells

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 17:36

I think that maybe Everhopeful hasn't read all the posts on this thread ...

Free sunflower seeds

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 17:34

Well, I've not received a Sorry email ... yet ... fingers are crossed

any ideas what this is?

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 17:23

I'm glad my magic wand worked


any ideas what this is?

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 17:05

Hi Bronte - the forum has a couple of blips, one of which is an idiosyncrantic attitude to notifications - the tech team have tried to fix it but it is erratic - you may find you get a whole load of notifications at some time in the future

If they are parsnips then they need digging up as they will run to seed in their second year.  Mind you, I think it was the prizewinning garden designer Cleve West who used flowering parsnips in one of his Chelsea Gardens and the experts all thought he was using some new rare and exotic plant!  Certainly if you know any flower arrangers parsnip flowers can look really good as a cut flower.

Do feel free to come back with any queries you may have.

plant ID

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 16:13

Hi Gardeninglily

Can we have some more pics please, as well as seeing a close-up it's good to see the whole plant so we can see how it grows.

Moving a cherry tree - yikes!

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 16:11

Hi Millie and welcome

Can you post some pictures to give us a clearer idea of your options?  To post photos you need to click on the green tree icon above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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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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