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Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 06:55

As you say Hosta, the plants need your attention 24/7 - maybe they should all be moved to your place


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 06:48

Morning Lesley - this is only the second time I've heard a songthrush since we moved here 3 years ago - I'm very excited

I remember reading something about how the wren makes all that noise ......... but I can't remember it, I just remember that I read it


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 06:45

Morning Hosta  

Someone has to do it   Does your Waitrose sell garden plants?  Ours does, and they're not terribly good at looking after them - maybe you could issue some general guidance/be in overall charge of such things?

I suppose I should clarify, when I say they're not terribly good at looking after them - they're better than B&Q and Homebase - just not as good as you or I would be.

My lawn is sick - please help!

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 06:41

I think it's your dog peeing on the lawn that is scorching and killing the grass - it's a common problem - usually worse with bitches than with male dogs.  There are products you can get to add to your dog's feed or water to make the urine less acidic, but I don't know whether they work.  Your vet or local pet shop may have some ideas.

Otherwise the best thing to do is to train the dog to 'perform' elsewhere - maybe on an area of gravel or woodchip in a corner of the garden kept for that purpose - and otherwise to rush out with a pail of water and dilute the urine when you see it happening.

More info here


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 06:33

Good morning all   it's a glorious morning and there's a song thrush singing very close by

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 21:54
WonkyWomble wrote (see)

... if you like water features then check out Monty's Italian gardens on iPlayer, I just watched it and their use of water is breathtaking! ....

And this from the person who spent a holiday in Florence with her cardigan over her head ".... because it's boooooooooooooooring"


Young gardeners and neighbours

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 21:48

All gardeners on here are 27


Posted: 20/05/2015 at 21:40

Gertie, send an email to - I'm sure someone there will be able to help. They're a friendly lot.


Young gardeners and neighbours

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 21:37

I think that says more about the neighbours than it does about you Rich

Cherry Morello (dwarf) lack of leaves.

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 21:26

Don't let them produce more than a few cherries - pick most of the embryo ones off soon and discard them if you can bear it - the less the trees have to do the better they'll cope with their situation. 

If they've not had any yet this year, I'd give them some Fish, Blood & Bone (as directed on the pack) as the Leylandii will be taking all the nutrients as well as all the water out of the soil.

Well done on getting rid of the concrete!  You're getting there

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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