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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Raised bed against fence

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 09:24

I agree with Nut - it needs an air gap, and the bed needs to have four structural sides, not three and the fence!  

Falling out with neighbours over boundaries can lead to much unhappiness so best get it sorted and let the neighbours know that you're doing that before they get upset. 

Potato help

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 09:13

Sounds perfect - exactly what they should do 

matthiola incana

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 09:07

I'd sow now, don't think they need to be indoors - maybe cool greenhouse to start but they're hardy so move them outside asap.

More info here 

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 09:03

Me too!!!!!!!!!


Posted: 20/05/2014 at 09:03

I'm just offloading something - but don't tell her that 

Slugs and Snails

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 09:02

Spread a layer of sharp sand around the beans - they don't crawl over that - it's keeping them away from my sunflowers 

Wildlife pond - Algae and Newts

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 09:00

Is it the stringy green blanketweed?  A pump wouldn't solve that problem and would cause others.

I find that poking a bamboo cane into it and winding it around will pull it out - then I leave it on the bank for critters to crawl out - I do it in the evening so the weed doesn't dry out hard in the sun that way they can escape more easily.  

But some blanket weed is fine in a wildlife pond - as you say it's cover for newts and other wildlife   It sounds like a fantastic pond 


Posted: 20/05/2014 at 08:54

Oooh Pam, how exciting - I'd love to see cranes in the wild.  There are a few resident here in Norfolk on the Broads, but I don't think the general public are encouraged to go and have a look.

Morning Verdun, Tracey and others   Well, Cleve didn't get Best in Show, but he did get a gold so 

Best togs on, face and toenals painted, suncream and hat found, camera batteries and mobile charged, plants assembled - have I forgotten anything? ...............whoops! Panda's pressie 


Posted: 20/05/2014 at 07:12

We're on free-draining sandy loam over chalk - when we came here in 2011 it was more like sandy gravel than sandy loam - we dig in well rotted farmyard manure and homemade garden compost and leaf mould every spring before planting and the soil is nigh on fantastic now.  

Yes, we do a bit of watering in dry spells, but that's gardening 


Posted: 20/05/2014 at 07:06

Oh good morning KEF and Chicky   Have a lovely time at Chelsea Chicky - I love Cleve West's garden and think that's my favourite for Best in Show (although not keen on the fountain - I think I could've designed something more in keeping - he's a friend of a friend, so I'll pass that on 

I know the Telegraph one is very cool and elegant etc, but isn't the show called the Chelsea Flower Show???

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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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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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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