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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Eat my hedge

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 20:18

How big can this hedge be?  In the countryside you can have wonderful fruiting hedgerows with damsons, blackberries, hazel nuts, apples etc - but you need plenty of space for that

Feeding roses

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 20:09

I tend to put manure around the roses in the autumn, and BF&B, or specialised rose food in the spring.  I would pull the bark mulch away from the root area before adding the manure or fertiliser.  You can put the bark back over the fertiliser.


Posted: 05/04/2015 at 20:05

Lovely to hear what you've all been doing.  I'm envious of your germinating seeds - with recent events here I've not sown anything yet ... soon, very very soon

We've just been watching Springwatch Easter Special  (again) and now we're watching the Caribbean prog - but I think I'd better have a quick catnap if I'm going to stay awake for Poldark


Plant ID Please!

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 19:53

Great minds Hosta   - and there's a chance we might be right too LOL

My new 'beach'

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 19:51

Plant ID Please!

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 19:50

  maybe phlox perhaps?

Ground Elder

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 16:31

Here you are

but don't eat the stuff you've sprayed

Ground Elder

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 16:19

Glyphosate weedkiller will kill it if you leave it untill the leaves are brown before digging it up, and repeat the process every time some appears , but the problem will be that it's probably creeping in from next door or somewhere nearby. 


I often think that we should start cooking with it and encouraging it - after all that's what it was brought to the UK for - and that usually means that a plant is more difficult to grow than a weed.


I've received Mung bean seeds but I need advice

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 14:52

I grow them to get bean shoots to use in Chinese cooking and salads

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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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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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