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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

hanging baskets

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 21:52

Hi Alan - to start you off what about surfinias (all sorts of colours), trailing begonias and fuchsias ....

Weed Identification

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 21:46

Hi Gary 

To upload a photo on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and then follow the instructions.  Sadly it doesn't work for phones - yet!

If you get stuck give us a shout! 

Replacing conifers

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 21:19


Climbing Rose

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 21:05

It has quite stiff and rigid canes if I remember correctly, so not easy to train, and then that floppy flower stem.

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 21:03

It does feel like that doesn't it, when a bird deigns to raise a family in your garden 

Climbing Rose

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 20:55

I had this rose in my last garden - magnificent flowers but as you say, very heavy - we grew it up the side of a garden seat so we could gaze up into them.  

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 20:48

Ceanothus - that's disgraceful - I'd contact Trading Standards!!!

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 20:41

Not dried ones at this time of year - the nestlings can't cope with them - you can get the live ones online but I'm sure your robins will find plenty of food in your garden and thereabouts 

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 20:34

No .............. I meant you can leave them in a plant saucer where the parents can help themselves LOL 

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 20:30

Sorry, didn't mean to imply that you wouldn't leave it alone Artjak    

Last spring I watched robins building a nest opposite my office window - but it was almost one minute nothing - next minute a nest full of eggs 

The robin won't start brooding the eggs until she's laid the complete clutch - usually  4 - 6 eggs, one each day laid in the early morning - when she's laid them then she'll start brooding.  At this time in the season  it's probably a second brood.  You can buy live mealworms for when the nestlings hatch - it'll really help the parents 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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


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


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

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

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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