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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Looking to start a business and need advice

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 21:36

Which part of Lincs? - I know someone who was trying to find a jobbing gardener earlier this year.

ID mystery plant

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 21:34

I think it's a Datura

Plant Id & Plant division

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 21:31

I would leave the agapanthus just as they are - they flower best when they're potted tightly - only when their performance starts to drop off would I split them.

black bugs

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 21:24

I suspect root aphids

Gooseberry Bush Seems To Be Dying

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 21:18

I've mentioned growing cordons against a wall, but even then I'd plant them away from the base of the wall and slope them towards the wires put in to train it to. 

However,  the plant shown is not a cordon and would take a great deal of 'manipulation' to be grown as one and even then it would be a bit of a "pig's ear" !

Gooseberry Bush Seems To Be Dying

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 20:55

The leaves have been eaten - in the photo there are lots of places where there are just stalks and all the flat green leafiness has gone - that's the work of the gooseberry sawfly larvae which are tiny little caterpillars which are very good at hiding themselves

The brown edges to the leaves is due to the drought, I'm pretty sure.  The rest is Sawfly

Don't water every evening - it'll get too soggy and you'll have over-watering problems (similar symptoms to underwatering)- give it a good soaking (a bucket full)  a couple of times a week in dry spells .

Good luck


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 20:40

Yep, dead moss killed by the lawn treatment - get a lawn rake either something like this

then when you've removed the dead moss (and any dead grass = thatch) get some lawn seed, wait for a time in September when there is rain forecast and sprinkle the lawn seed all over your lawn.  The combination of warm soil and warm September rain will get the grass seed germinating quickly and within a couple of weeks you'll have a lovely green lawn again

In future rake/scarify/aerate every autumn and spring - you'll be so honed and toned your OH won't recognise you ..... and the lawn will look pretty good too

ID please

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 18:42

Campanula lactiflora?


Possibly this one?

Help needed!

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 18:22

I use Firefox and have downloaded an Adblocker and I get very few problems - haven't even had the recent weekend blip - so far

I'd like to share my pictures with you all

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 18:01

Made me smile too Flumpy   They're lovely

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Tree Nursery bankrupt - online auction

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Saying goodbye

Farewell to a friend 
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It's different in Cornwall

Undisputable proof!!! 
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A Point of View

Our relationship with Gardening 
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Autumn colour

Photos of the autumn jewels in our gardens 
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Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Last Post: 12/09/2015 at 15:37

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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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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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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