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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

What kind of disease/problem does this rose have?

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 08:11

Was that your straggling/struggling climbing rose?  

Well done, now for new bigger trellis or vine eyes and wires, and feeding and mulching around the bottom, and stand well back 

Unproductive fruit trees ?

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 08:01

From it's shape and the fact that it's flowering at the moment I suspect that the cherry may be the lovely Prunus subhirtilla autumnalis - there are pink and white versions.   - an ornamental rather than a fruiting variety and absolutely gorgeous. Frequently used as a specimen tree in a lawn. 

I agree with Welsh Onion that the red-leaved tree looks more like something ornamental rather than an orchard variety.  

Not sure about the third 'pear' tree.

What is certain is that Bob is absolutely right - clear the land around them, feed and mulch and give them a chance to recover from being starved - if things don't improve in a couple of years then it may be time to replace them.  Photos of blossom may help us with identification later in the year 


Posted: 29/01/2014 at 07:40

Good morning all   It's wet n 'orrid 'ere   Hope to get my walk in later .... am going out later to visit a friend's new house and garden - she's going to be ordering fruit trees 


Posted: 28/01/2014 at 20:43
Verdun wrote (see)

David K is my uncle and dove is me grandma. 

If I was your grandma Verdun, you'd be going to bed without any supper for that remark!



Posted: 28/01/2014 at 20:32

David K is Virtual Uncle to lots of Forkers' Sweet Pea Babies 


Posted: 28/01/2014 at 20:05
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)
Oops, yes. But you know what I mean and they are cheap ones form Wilkinsons, not expensive prize winning ones.

I'll be off to the naughty step now then

They may not be prize winning ones yet Tracey - but if you enter them in a competition you never know - David K can give you all the tips on showing sweet peas 


Posted: 28/01/2014 at 19:45
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)
.... it's only Sweet Peas ....


Don't you let David K hear you say that!!! 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 19:39

Panda, am PMing you, have had an idea 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 18:49

Sounds fine to me 'cos that'll give Panda plenty of time to meet up before we set off for Cambs 


Posted: 28/01/2014 at 18:39

Hello folks - I've had a lovely day thank you - lunch out with OH then shopping at Lakeland, John Lewis, M&S and art suppliers, tea and cake at John Lewis as well 

Fabulous cake BL 

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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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 17:33

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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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 22:12

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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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 08:23

Growing Mushrooms

Has anyone done it on purpose? 
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