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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 20:22

I would leave well alone Artjak - the bird may come back - the weather's been quite warm so they shouldn't have got too chilled.  How long since you noticed them?

Killer in action

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 20:12

They've hoovered up the greenfly on my roses 

Tomatoes on allotment?

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 19:56

I don't have a green house - I grow all my tomatoes outside in a sunny part of our garden terrace - This year I have 25 plants in large pots - not quite sure how that happened - I meant to cut down this year   

Some varieties do better than others outside and we are dependent on a decent summer, but l usually find it's really worthwhile

Are you going to plant yours direct into the soil on your allotment?  I would if I were you.  It'll be easier to manage the watering.  

ID if poss please

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 19:41

Probably ejukayshunal BB 

ID if poss please

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 19:27

Sunny here too Alan - gorgeous weather   

Lots of watering needed, but hey ho, that's gardening 

ID if poss please

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 18:29

The first is bronze fennel

I think the third pic is Sisyrinchium striatum 

Hi :) Newbie here :) Needing friendly advice ?

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 18:25

Honeysuckle will want it's roots to be cool and moist and in the shade and it's top in the sunshine, whereas Passiflora quite likes being totally in the sun all day. 


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 18:22

Potting up, potting on and watering today   A bit of planting out too, including the bought runner bean seedlings - when planting them out I only came across one of the seeds that I'd planted that showed any signs of germinating.  The seeds were probably a bit too dried out - I should've soaked them.  Oh well, never mind. 

I've decided that although my garden is quite big enough for me - I need more space for storing pots etc and a very large cold frame - do you think next door would notice if I moved the fence a bit? 

Ground elder in raised beds for veggies, oh no!

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 17:05

Get some glyphosate and a small artist's paintbrush and paint it on the ground elder leaves, then leave it to die down.  If you do this every time a new bit appears eventually you'll beat it.

If you keep pulling it out before the glyphosate has turned the ground elder leaves brown the roots will regrow double treble quadruple ..............

Good luck 

Sap sucking somethings?!

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 16:52

Possibly the remains of whitefly? 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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