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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Project 'hide the oil tank' complete!

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 09:27

Give your Dad a Gold Star!  First Class Under Gardener 

Fence versus privet hedge

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 08:34

I think that if it's your hedge you can take the whole of the top down - although I'd let the neighbours know what you're doing and why.  You could say you've been advised to hard prune it in order to rejuvenate it and thicken it up, and say that you'd be happy for them to do the same on their side, or that you'd be happy to come over and do it for them if they preferred.  

Cutting it back hard is what it needs -  it may look bare now, but it'll soon look like a new hedge. 

Just pull that ivy out and keep the base of the hedge clear of other plants - give it a top dressing of Fish Blood & Bone - it'll be great. 

Chelsea photos

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 08:05
Obelixx - thank you so much for sharing your fantastic photos

cat poo

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 07:11

Mike - get Amanda to treat you to a good water pistol - then you can sit by your open window and take aim when the marauding felines approach - I understand that you might also have plenty of ammunition available for re-loading 

Plant identity?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 07:07

No, definitely not a Stitchwort, in my opinion 

Plants

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 07:05

Is that just one plant in a pot, or lots of seedlings?

spinach

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 07:02

LOL, I meant if they're sending up a flower spike just pick that off - not the individual flowers 

I hate to waste things so I'd cook and eat somehow , incorporate with some purple sprouting or cabbage, or use in a salad, but of course you could just put them in the compost. 

But take out the flowering spike so they will produce leaves.

I'd also sow another row or two.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 06:56

Good morning KEF   I'll cross my fingers so you get some sunshine too 

What plant is identifiable to which member?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 06:51

What fun Mike 

I think Verdun's plant is an Echium Pininana  - it is tall and silvery as is Verdun.  It is also tender - and I think we all know Verdun has a tender heart.  It's loved by the bees and I know he loves the wildlife in his garden.

It doesn't like the winter, and I suspect that Verdun longs for the summer sunshine, and it will not grow in the UK outside Cornwall - and we all know that if Verdun crosses the Tamar he'll disappear as if Fairygirl has waved her magic wand. 

Any ideas

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 06:39

Dee, I have a copy of the Small Garden Handbook which came free with the Gardener's World Magazine - if you're happy to let me have your address (do it by the Private Message system) then I'll pop it in the post to you. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Achillea

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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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

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

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 08:02

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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