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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Clearing a garden

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 16:08

Don't think you've any cause to beat yourself up over not double-digging Mr Toast - I think what you've done so far has been quite remarkable - give yourself a pat on the back and a pint or three 

deadheading

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 16:01

No need to apologise newbe - the person who never made a mistake never made anything 

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 15:34

The best hand cream I've ever used was the lanolin-based udder cream I used to apply to the udders of my herd of dairy goats - it kept them, and my hands, silky smooth 

Please ID this plant

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 15:33

But many of the plants we keep as exotic houseplants in the UK are quite common plants in warmer climates - I think you said you're in Singapore?  

Garden gift

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 15:31

Yes, larkspur 

how to get rid of wasp nest?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 14:23

Yes, I've chewed honeycomb - we used to spread honey including some of the comb onto toast for tea 

No they won't come back - you can take the comb out now and get back to composting 

Please ID this plant

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 14:14

Thanks Bob 

No, I've not seen that before.  I've just been through one of my houseplant books and can't find it there either 

Possible Sempervivum flower?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 14:09

Definitely a sempervivum.  I think they'll all flower given the right conditions.  

Anyone knows what is this yellow-leaf plant?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 14:07

Think I've found a picture in one of my houseplant books which has confirmed Nutcutlet's suggestion - there is a picture of a Codiaeum  'Madame Mayne' which is as near as dammit to Mel's photograph.  Sadly I can't find a picture online.

Silver Birch dropping yellow/black spotted leaves

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 13:52

Where I worked until recently we had several silver birches in the grounds and gardens.  Every summer some of the leaves would turn yellow and fall - our cars would be covered with them on wet and windy days - however the birches seemed perfectly healthy and have carried on doing it year after year.  I wouldn't be worried about it.  It may be the result of some fungal spores in the air, but they didn't seem to infect anything else around them.  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38

Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02
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