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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

What's on your wishlist?

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 11:39

I've always wanted one of these - I think I might have found room for it

Pruning Raspberries

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 11:32

Are there any newer looking canes which don't show any signs of having borne fruit?  If so then I think you've got summer ones - prune out the old ones and leave the younger ones, tying them in to a supporting framework.

If all the canes look about the same age then they're likely to be autumn fruiting - cut them all down to ground level. 

If there's a supporting framework in place that might also give you a clue as summer fruiting raspberries need a taller support than autumn ones.


Posted: 01/02/2015 at 10:58

I had a wireless remote weather station for Christmas Lesley - I'd asked Father Christmas for a rain gauge but he brought the all singing all dancing version.  We just haven't set it up yet - not quite sure where to put it as it needs to be fixed to a fence post or similar - I'm trying to find somewhere that isn't in a rainshadow from the trees or next door's garage or similar ....


Posted: 01/02/2015 at 09:13

Anyone else watching the tennis?

Worm infestation in grass

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 09:09

I agree too

But if using the space 52 weeks of the year is important for Helmik and household, then a lawn probably isn't the best solution

And I know lots of successful small gardens that don't have lawns

plant / weed id please

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 07:48

I don't think that's feverfew - I think the the leaflets of feverfew are broader and shorter. 

But I'm not convinced its cow parsley either - it just isn't quite right - but cow parsley has lots of similar relatives. 

Have a look at the leaf stems - if they have a groove or channel running along the upper surface then it's likely to be cow parsley Anthriscus sylvestris. 

I'd be more convinced if I could crush the leaves and smell it.  I spent my childhood picking armsfull of cow parsley for our pet rabbits.



Posted: 01/02/2015 at 07:26

Oh, and a Pinch and a Punch for you all - white rabbits, white rabbits, white rabbits


Posted: 01/02/2015 at 07:26

Good morning folks   Absolutely tipping it down out there this morning - there's no way I'm going out in my jimjams to check the thermometer

snow drops

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 07:22

 as advertised in February's Gardeners World Magazine - single snowdrops £5 for 50

I think that's a very reasonable price - other varieties available.

Worm infestation in grass

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 20:40

Great minds think alike Verdun ...

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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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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Do bees become addicted? 
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Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 15:22

First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
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Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 11:10

The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
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Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 10:48

Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 10:20

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27


Please help me choose 
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Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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