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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Identification of a yet another weed

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 07:09

Looks like red campion to me at this stage - perfect hedgerow plant - I'm sowing some this year in our little wilderness - we've got white campion there already - loved by the pollinating insects - I'd just thin it out and transplant some away from the roots of the hedge. 

eating nibbled radish

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 07:05

Should work as long as it's not too warm in there - let us know how you get on.  

OH brought me a bunch of radishes home from the farm shop yesterday - we sat and nibbled them in the evening with some seasalt and Lincolnshire Poacher cheese - who needs chocolate? 

Russian Tarragon

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 07:01

French tarragon is the one you want in your garden to use in the kitchen - the thing is it doesn't set seed so you need to buy a plant - it's also a bit less hardy than the Russian one - nevertheless mine has come through the last two winters with only minimal protection. 

Russian tarragon can be  used medicinally - my Russian DIL tells me that it's good for 'well-being, anxiety and stress' but can also be used in salads and for cooking - it just has more of a bitter after-taste than the French variety. She is perfectly happy to use the Russian type rather than the French - the Russians are a proud nation 

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 06:49

I find the straw extract really good - totally wildlife friendly and helps create a healthy balance in the water - our pond was only dug this spring and already we have lots of wildlife living and breeding in there - if you scroll up to the pic of our pond you'll see 

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Posted: 08/05/2014 at 06:42

Good morning Chicky - I think the only thing I miss about work was some plants I looked out for on my route   Have a good day 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 06:39

Gorgeous pics folks! Lots of inspiration there - thanks for sharing   


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 06:20

Good morning all  

Dry out at the moment and the lowest temp overnight was 10.1C  

Hefty and friends have eaten all their supper and nearly emptied the water bowl.  

The sky looks a bit overcast and the Met Office is talking about heavy rain starting soon and staying for most of the day - that'll be my water butts full too then - must look on the bright side 

Mixed up second earlies and maincrop potaotes.

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 20:12

As a child I loved being told what was poisonous - it made gardening really interesting 


Posted: 07/05/2014 at 20:11

Oooh that agastache looks gorgeous Verdun - and just the right colour for my front garden ............   I might just have to .................. 

Rejuvenating an old rosemary

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 20:00

It's probably yellow 'cos it got a soggy bottom over the winter.  Put it somewhere well-drained and sunny and incorporate some grit - it'll give it a new lease of life 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

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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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 08:02

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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