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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Moving Raspberries & Goosberries

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 08:29

I agree Verdun - hadn't thought of that - I was relating the situation to my own.


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 08:23

Fg, glad you're feeling a bit better - I suggest we both have a quiet day on the sofa with a book or some rubbish telly

Talkback: How to force amaryllis bulbs for Christmas

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 08:09

Sarah Raven has some smashing ones

Just noticed they're for delivery after Christmas, so no help to you - sorry.


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 08:07

Can't be any more miserable and dark than it is here Panda   It's horrid - even OH is complaining about the weather, and he doesn't usually notice it much! 

Have a great day yourself

Moles in my compost bins.

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 08:00

Keep turning the compost - poke a stick in it and jiggle it around thoroughly every day.  It'll help to deter them, whoever they are.

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 07:57

It was a really lovely day

And the train journey there and back across the Cambridgeshire fens was great too.  Wonderful cloudscapes.  And in the morning I saw a heron, and a handsome cock pheasant perching on the top bar of a field gate staring at a beautiful barn owl who was perched on the gate post staring back at him.  On the journey back I saw what I think was the same barn owl flying low quartering the fields in the dusk.  Wonderful

Advice about the pond

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 07:50

I just purloined some netting from my late FIL's shed - black nylon and the sort you can buy off the roll - think he used it to keep pigeons off the cabbages.  I've seen it sold by the metre in garden centres.

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 07:44

Well, if you react like that when dancing in public no wonder you worry about looking a prat!  Calm down dear!!!


I think we should return to talking about Christmas Shopping!  and I never thought I'd hear myself saying that!!! 

Can you recommend a hardy perennial climber?

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 07:39

Climbing hydrangea (H. petiolaris).  It loves the shade and clings to the wall itself so you don't need trellis or wires (although it will appreciate a little help while it's still small).  It has lovely creamy panicles of flowers in the summer and although it does lose it's leaves in lthe winter, I always think that the tracery of stems on a wall in the winter look really beautiful.

It grows close to the wall and can be kept trimmed back even more closely if needed.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38


Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

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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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46


How to get around the current problem .... 
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