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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Honeyberry flower bud or fruit

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 11:32

Hmmmph - did they actually mean 'self-pollinating' or did they mean 'self-fertile' - they wouldn't be the first place to use the first in mistake for the second 

dafodil leaves

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 11:11

Bending the leaves over prevents the nutritional content passing down the leaves to feed the bulbs - think gravity 

Honeyberry flower bud or fruit

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 11:10

They flower very early in the year - possibly late Jan/early Feb - the only problem with this is that there are few pollinating insects about at that time of year, so it's a good idea to pollinate them with a soft camel-hair paintbrush.

Lawn Problem

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 11:07

The problem with couch grass is that the roots spread horizontally rather than growing downwards - that's how it spreads, so wheedle it out sideways rather than digging down. 

Mother -in-law tongue flower

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 10:58

Aren't they lovely Snoodle   Watch out 'cos they drip sticky nectar ....


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 10:57

OL - It's illegal to set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am - you and the neighbours should contact Environmental Health. 

buttercups in my lawn

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 09:54

Fg, I'm still in my jim jams 'cos I've just watched all of Nog and the Ice Dragon on You Tube 

clearing nettles and weed suppressant matting

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 09:13

What are the longer term plans for that area?

What do I grow?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 09:02

Just remembered some more:

Water avens, erythronium, lamium, violet ........

Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 08:57

The reason you don't see it causing a problem in farmers' arable fields is because they are regularly and rigorously cultivated.   Good drainage also helps keep it in check.

It is a problem on grazing land as it is toxic to livestock, particularly horses.  It is also a problem where crops remain for more than a year, such as on fruit farms. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: Yesterday at 08:23

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: 28/05/2014 at 11:15

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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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 13:07

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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