Dovefromabove


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Spring bulbs early

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 09:43

I often find Muscari (grape hyacinths) put up leaves in the autumn, a long time before they're going to flower.  

But I think the early summer and recent cool spell may have deceived some plants - my wild primroses are flowering!

Making your own hoops for netting

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:53

I've not done it - but would a fairly stiff hosepipe and some bamboo canes do the trick?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:51

South of northwest Belgium and on the coast - Marseilles? 

Have a lovely trip 

Parsnips

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:35

That looks delicious! 

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:30

What about this one?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58855.jpg?width=458&height=350&mode=max

 

 

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:02

Have a lovely outing everyone - looking forward to the photos! 

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:01

Happy Birthday Verdun ((hugs)) 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58851.jpg?width=267&height=350&mode=max

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO2mYAaOzwo 

I hope you have a really lovely day 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 07:55

Good morning all   

Oh dear Ed!  I love sailing, but I do get seasick - you have my sympathy.  Hope the next adventure is calmer!

All those steps!!!  I remember years ago hearing someone on the radio saying that people living around the Mediterranean don't get dodgy hips and knees in their old age because they keep active with lots of steps and no bungalows!  I'm not convinced but hopefully Liri will prove me wrong.    I think I'd rig up a pulley system for the shopping - or invest in a small donkey 

It looks like Hefty and friends have been partying on the terrace - a bit of sweeping needs doing!  Also lawns to mow, edges to edge and dead-heading to be done.  Oh, and the garage to sweep and tidy now that the furniture has been delivered to daughter and son in law.   But I'm not going to start without OH and he's had a heavy week so is still sound asleep .... I'd best have another coffee and see what's been going on around here.

At least the PMs are working - Daniel's been able to convince the tech team that it's the big advert that caused the problem.  

Oh, and isn't it someone's birthday?  Twenty-one gun salute required!!!

Plant ID please

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 20:45

Learning is the easy part Peanuts ............. it's remembering that's the problem 

Shrub ID - Best time for harsh cut back??

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 20:42

No probs Dave   - I said November/December 'cos I thought she was itching to get on with it .................... and I'd want to get it done before the beginning of the nesting season so must be finished by mid Feb at the latest. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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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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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

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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