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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Lackluster lavender

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 08:27

Have you checked in the roots for vine weevils?


Posted: 06/07/2014 at 08:19

I'm frequently tempted to keep hens again - when I lived out in High Suffolk I had a smallholding and kept 60+ rare breeds and bantams - love them - but we don't have a great deal of room here - and we do like to go away at short notice from time to time - and very early the other morning the neighbours chickens were very noisy indeed, and then I looked out of our front window and saw a vixen trotting past and taking a backward glance at the neighbour's gateway as she went down the hill ...

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 08:07

Right folks!  We need to firm up the plans! 

Can I suggest that we meet at 1pm in the car park?


Posted: 06/07/2014 at 07:53

Good morning KEF

I suspect Pdoc may be rather busy - didn't he say he was taking care of his mother for the week?  

The neighbour's chickens are announcing loudly the arrival of fresh eggs this morning 


Kale & Beans

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 06:48


Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 06:44

Graham Thomas has a rose and a honeysuckle bearing his name.  

A great horticulturist with little formal training, his biography is fascinating 

I.D. Required please

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 06:37

how to get rid of wasp nest?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 06:35

How exciting!  I've never had a swarm of bees 

By the way, I can't take the credit for the link - it was Alan who posted it - but it's a really good link.  I've bookmarked it for future use 

Jayne, let us know how it all goes 


Posted: 06/07/2014 at 06:21

Good morning all   Bet you're all  still snoozing

OL, hope you got some sleep 

Panda - take plenty of double-sided velcro and super-glue - invaluable when dealing with children en masse 

It's a very still morning here and last night was the warmest night of the year so far at 15.8C - the wood pigeons are cooing on the roof and there are some goldfinches singing in the ash trees - otherwise it is very quiet out there - I'm sitting here in my dressing gown with the door to the terrace open enjoying my coffee.  

I think today is going to be a lovely one 

Newbie help required

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 06:15

If there are plants there that you don't recognise, you can take photos of them and post them on here - usually one of us will be able to identify most things and give you some clues about how to take care of them 

To post a picture on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions;  sadly it doesn't work for phones -yet

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

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Do you? 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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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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