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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Masses of small flies on Parlour Palm

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 09:49

Yes, they'll be compost flies - annoying little chaps - covering the top of the compost with grit or little clay spheres sometimes helps prevent them.  As Fleurisa says, keep the compost drier on the top 


Posted: 28/01/2014 at 09:46

Thanks Nut 


Posted: 28/01/2014 at 09:41

Good morning all   Thank you for all the singing - we really should have a Forkers Choir   Did sound as if one or two of you had sore throats - perhaps you should suck on a Zube

I've not done the paper round this morning  I'm still in jim jams and drinking coffee - I've been opening presents and being sung at on the phone by son and daughter.  I shall go and shower and get dressed in a few mins, then I'm being taken out for lunch and a shopping session by OH 

Verdun, I've found that you can fit several hellebores into a car so you can get both 



Posted: 27/01/2014 at 20:13

Hi Deckchair - good name

I suspect that these are just the older leaves that are dying off.  It's good gardening practise to remove the 'brown mushy leaves' so that they don't attract slugs and snails etc, and so that any rot doesn't spread into the main part of the plant.  

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 20:03
Mark 1963 wrote (see)

I bought a Karcher last year, with the attachment for cleaning patio's that looks like a metal detector. Brilliant, The only thing I found was the amount of water left behind. I found myself sweeping the excess water off the patio down the drive. Also you get really filthy! You can look like a dirt bike rider afterwards.

So I'll have to stand OH in the centre of the lawn and hose him down afterwards 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 20:01

I can do either 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 18:59

Fine for me 

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 18:10

Done it - phew - at last 


Posted: 27/01/2014 at 17:59

Here you are Verdun - found one - perfect


Badly behaved cut flowers

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 17:46

I really like the smell of flowering currant - but I know lots of people don't 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:05

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:27

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Last Post: 28/12/2013 at 14:46

Happy Endings

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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Growing Mushrooms

Has anyone done it on purpose? 
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