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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Advice about fig

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 07:07

mutant tulip leaf/petal

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 06:58

Frannerz - some sunflowers are perennials and don't flower the first year - that may have been 'the problem' with yours.


Posted: 18/05/2015 at 06:52

Good morning all

Well, the promised overnight rain didn't happen.  Faint drizzle is just beginning to dampen the terrace. 

I hope we get the rain we were promised - the pond needs a top up and the water butts are almost empty, not to mention the perennials I planted yesterday will need a drink - oh, and the broad beans are thirsty too - if we don't get a good downpour I'll have to give them a soaking .... and I need to spend a day doing some h*******k

Two Pots

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 06:42

Erysimum 'Winter Orchid' -  beautiful scented flowers from early spring through to autumn - all that needs doing is dead-heading and feeding, then cutting back after flowering.

Trees from Seeds.

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 21:16

Maybe you could commission Kew to do some research on behalf of your company

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 20:06

BL that sounds fantastic - so glad the weather held for you - the garden looks really lovely. 

We had a French day here in honour of your garden - Pernod, lemon and tarragon chicken with braised lettuce and peas. 

Blue tit loves my euphorbia

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:49

This afternoon we've been watching a pair of Gt tits in and out of the clematis covering the fence, taking beaks full of aphids back to the nest box


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:46

We have a teepee this year as I got carried away with other veg and we're now a bit short of space for the runners - but I do prefer rows - a well-constructed double row of 8 ft canes, crossed and tied at the top and braced at either end is a delight

Guilty of overmanicuring gardens at the expense of wildlife?

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:39

My thoughts too Yvie and Hosta - and also someone who doesn't know the magazine or this website very well.


Advice please

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:35

The whle garden a twice yearly application of Fish, Blood and Bone (early spring, and another around June/July).  I also mix some in with the compost/soil when planting new shrubs/perennials etc.

Most veg, fruit and tubs of flowers get an occasional feed with a liquid seaweed fertiliser, tomatoes, courgettes and roses get tomato fertiliser and the clematis get specialist clematis food. 

I also throw occasional handfuls of chicken manure pellets around from time to time, but your garden probably doesn't need that

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

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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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09
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