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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Tomato plant leaves turning brown - should I pick them out?

Posted: Today at 10:18

I doubt that it's blight - that needs warm moist air to take hold.  At a guess it's either the cold wind or the rain or both. 

Can you post us a picture to give us some more clues?

gwgardeningforshade15 magazine

Posted: Today at 08:56

It looks as if it's an on-line magazine - you can get it here


Posted: Today at 08:52

Chicky - I love Crambe in a border, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't like our shallow gritty soil full of tree roots - I'm trying to find something that'll give that 'airy cloud' feel that would be happy in the new island bed I'm planning for next year (you heard it here first folks!!!)

Plants ID

Posted: Today at 06:40

Pics 1&2 ..................???

Pics 3&4 ..................cornus

Pics 5&6 .................viburnum

Pics 7&8 ................ artemisia

Pics 9&10 .............. ???


Posted: Today at 06:19

Good morning all

Clari, jolly well done!  They should give you a medal!!!  and a day off!!! ((hugs))

We'll sort your weeds out for you this weekend, won't we folks!?

It's a beautiful morning out there  - I've just been feeding the robins by hand on the terrace - lots of other birds out there too, coal tits, greenfinch, goldfinch, house sparrows, blue tits, great tits, dunnocks, wren, blackbird, collared dove, starlings and there's a green woodpecker yaffling from over the other side of the fence

Is my black bamboo flowering?

Posted: Today at 06:08

I think it's a typo ....... rogue plants?

Ash Tree Die Back

Posted: Yesterday at 19:37

We have two large ash trees in our garden which we love.  So far they look healthy

We are slap bang in the middle of a really bad area for Ash Dieback - we saw some tragically affected young growth on old ash stools at Foxley Wood last spring - we're also just a mile down the road from Dr Edwards' lab at the first sign of a problem we'll be reporting it.  

Autumn nectar sources for bees and etc?

Posted: Yesterday at 15:17

It's only when ivy has reached the top of it's support and produced its arborial form that it will produce flowers and berries, and this takes several years - however, it is possible to take cuttings from the arborial form of ivy and grow them as shrubs which flower and fruit.  I've seen this done where it has been used as an attractive low hedge.

It is an offence in the UK (Wildlife & Countryside Act) to introduce Himalayan Balsam into the wild - as the seeds catapault high, far and wide, if you grow it in your garden it is virtually impossible to prevent it spreading.  I know, I lived next door to someone who had one plant in his garden.  Within two years his garden and mine were full of it, within five years it had spread into every garden along our side of the street.  It was a total pain in the neck pulling the seedlings up year after year. 

We moved house.



Posted: Yesterday at 14:08

Wonky - Sainsbugs giving away brandy!!!  Whatever next???  Did you get asked for ID again???

I told you you have to be patient with seeds!

Bob, good news about your mum - as Verdun says, peace of mind for you and for her



Posted: Yesterday at 11:39

I maligned them Hosta, I've just checked - they have four and a half leaves each

Well, the rain's spattering on the window now so it's definitely hwk for the next little while - when I've drunk my coffee

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

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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Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 08:19

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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Last Post: 23/02/2015 at 11:25

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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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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