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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Ground Ivy in the Asparagus bed

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 18:36

Hurrah!  That's really good news - in my experience it has fairly fine surface roots and responds well to hand weeding.  Remove all you can now and keep an eye out for the easily recognisable leaves of seedlings - you should be able to get rid of it fairly easily

How deep do raised beds need to be?

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 18:32

I'm afraid I don't think that membrane will keep horsetail out - the fine surface roots of the ash trees at the end of our garden grow upwards  through the membrane into our raised beds - horsetail will grow through tarmac

Olive Tree problem

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 16:23

Olive trees really need to be outside or in a cool conservatory.  A north-facing room will have low light levels, especially in the winter.  They need high light levels even in the winter, and in cool condtions they need roots to be kept dry.  Don't water it any more until the soil completely at least an inch below the surface.  Do you have a greenhouse or similar that it  could be moved to?  It would shock it too much to move it outside now. 

Curious bulbous thing

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 16:15

Vaguely lily-like in texture?

Is this tree on the way out?

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 15:16

It is now an Ex Christmas Tree - best start perusing the plant catalogues, or have a look here and see what's available for free

Shrinking Soil Level in new Raised Bed

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 15:13


Shrinking Soil Level in new Raised Bed

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 13:55

I'd mix it in lightly

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 13:53

Afraid the jays are just as murderous as the magpies but  part of the great  cycle of life ...

rooting cut flowers.what to do?

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 13:38

Not all chrysanthemum's are totally hardy so planting them in a sheltered spot might be a good idea - but these are freebies so what have you got to lose

just had 80 large plugs arrive how long will they hold for

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 13:30

Where did you order them from and what are they?

What are they in at the moment?

Did they come with any instructions?

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Please help me choose 
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Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 18:01

New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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Last Post: 01/01/2015 at 18:00

Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
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Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 16:47

Christmas lights in the garden

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Last Post: 24/12/2014 at 21:51

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Last Post: 24/11/2014 at 07:52

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 00:00

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 10:04

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 08:07

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 21:56

It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 19:27

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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