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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

It's my birthday

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 06:49

Sorry   I missed this - you'll have to have two days of birthday celebration, like the queen  - Happy Birthday!!!


Posted: 27/03/2015 at 06:39

Oh, hello Wintersong - didn't see you there


Posted: 27/03/2015 at 06:39

Good morning Dd   have a nice dogwalk - we have sunshine here but there's some ominous low cloud in the west

Welcome to Hours Go By   I shall probably call you Hours if that's ok with you - please feel free to call me Dove

Mice in the compost bin

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 06:35

Mouse droppings are really quite small - are you sure they're not rats?

If they're mice I wouldn't worry at all - the compost is fine to use (although as always you should use gloves when handling compost). 

Compost should be turned/stirred/aerated regularly and kept moist - that should make it much less attractive to mice.

Hope that helps.

Question on weeds

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 21:00

Ah Fidget, you beat me to it - serve me right for answering the phone before hitting submit

Question on weeds

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 20:59

It's one of my favourite plants that I learned to enjoy way back in my childhood - the Butterbur aka Petasites

Strange bitter white root

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 19:52

Chicory root?


slug clear

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 19:48

The RHS says "A liquid formulation of metaldehyde (Slug Clear) is available for watering on to ornamental plants and soil, it should not be applied to edible plants. "

I would plant another 6 rows of potatoes elsewhere and then contact the manufacturers to find out how long to wait before using that area of your allotment for edible crops.

What a shame


Posted: 26/03/2015 at 09:28
The Gardeners Boy wrote (see)

Changing the subject, I'm looking for a tall Echinacea, my mom use to have some that grew to about 5-6 feet and purple flower always covered in butterfly's during the summer.

I've looked everywear for it but cant find any that tall, with all this expert  knowledge on here I just know someone will know it   and where I can purchase would be great. 

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'? They describe it as being a bit shorter than you say, but I've seen it top 5 ft.


Posted: 26/03/2015 at 09:22

Pdoc - enjoy!!!  It's tipping it down here so hope the weather picks up for you.  We might even head that way ourselves at the weekend just to give ourselves a break from Aged P stuff.  Check out the Jolly Sailors at Brancaster Staithe - good food and good beer, and Brancaster Staithe is one of our most favourite places in the world to sort our heads out with wide open spaces, mud, wind and seabirds

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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Last Post: 05/06/2015 at 20:09

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 20:55


Do bees become addicted? 
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