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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

I.D Tree please !

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 10:51

Pretty magnolia, and some sort of prunus next to it - we'll get a better idea which one when the blossom is open

I'd get that willow out, replenish the soil with some well rotted farmyard manure (obtainable at all good garden centres) and have a look around for something you like to replace it with.


Copper tape

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 10:38

I have some hostas in terracotta pots - we've not had too much slug damage in the past, but better safe than sorry - do you find that copper tape around the pots keeps slugs and snails away from your plants? 

I've had a look on Amazon and reviews are very varied - some people claim that their slugs and snails walk right over it to get to the tastiest hostas!

Burpees golden beetroot

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 10:08

Just be careful eating raw beetroot - it can make blood pressure drop quite alarmingly and if you've already got low BP it might make you a bit poorly! 

Sadly for those of us with high BP the effects are transient

hosta and geraniums

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 10:06

They'll all be fine outside as long as you harden them off first

Ae they big enough to plant in a bed or will they need to be potted on to grow a bit more sturdy so they don't get lost?

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 10:02

I grow crocus in pots (stuffed full in two or three layers) - that way you get the wonderful spring colour - then the pots get put in a corner until the following spring.




Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:32

Max - Do you get magpies and/or jays in your area?  They'll take eggs from blackbirds nests.

Hopefully your blackbirds have started another nest in a more secluded spot

Is there a problem with the website today – it’s driving me nuts!

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:21

I get the error message but I ignore it and my photos upload ok

I.D Tree please !

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:20

We're thinking alike again Nut

I.D Tree please !

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:17

Hi Sarah and welcome

Did have leaves on last year?

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:14
Verdun wrote (see)

Choisy Sundance Dove!  I love it. Like the coloured foliage spireas but not the plain green forms.  Kerria?  Agree with that.  Not for me.  I have skimmia Kew Green in full flower right now KEF.  Bees love it as I do 

I knew you'd say that!    There was one outside my office window at work - it never looked healthy to me - pale and wan   I got permission to dig it up and replace it with a Sambuccus Nigra 'Black Lace' - huge improvement   The birds were happier too

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