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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

The challenges of a smaller than average garden

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 11:45

A sturdy upturned bucket with a cushion or folded jacket on it will have to do then 

The challenges of a smaller than average garden

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 11:36

That is so pretty and so colourful Sweetpea - give yourself a hearty pat on the back 

Make sure you've got a seat up at the allotment - you'll need it 

New Allotment

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 09:53

Sometimes allotment holders club together to get a trailer-load of manure delivered from a farm - it might be worthwhile asking if that sort of thing goes on 

honeysuckle has no blossom

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 09:28

Good idea Fg - as well as sweet peas, our GC has thunbergia and Morning Glories ready to plant out 

Too late for tomatoes

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 09:14

Yes, too late for seed, but you can pick up some plants from a GC - do a bit of research on the varieties they offer and choose some that you'll enjoy eating. 

My own garden

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 09:12

Good morning and welcome MMflower 

That sounds like a fabulous garden - all those trees!!!   

I think those plants will be fine - if I were you I'd get some Fish Blood & Bone and sprinkle some around them, as directed on the pack - that's a balanced slow release fertiliser that will promote healthy growth.

And my tip of the day for you is: Walnut trees give off something that stops most other plants growing close to them, so don't waste effort and money planting anything underneath yours.  

But on the other hand - I love walnuts - has yours got any nuts forming yet?  Watch out for crows and rooks - they steal them! 


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 09:07

Panda, I read that as 'back  is a little twiggy'  -  I was going to ask if they had leaves yet 

honeysuckle has no blossom

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 09:04

You see, they need the root room  

Fish, Blood & Bone in the spring and autumn, a good mulch with compost, FYM or leafmould at the same time, some shade over the roots and don't let them dry out or they'll get the dreaded powdery mildew and their leaves will shrivel and drop off.  

courgette woes

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 08:20

Oh what bad luck   

Slugs are very crafty - is there any way that one could've got to your plant over the copper ring - another plant forming a bridge to a leaf for instance?  

They got at my delphinium by climbing a taller plant, which weighed it down until it bent down over the delphinium 

help my apple tree!

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 08:15

Try not to be too depressed Glenn - we all make mistakes - !'ve made some corkers - as long as you don't make the same mistake twice!!!  

We'll keep our fingers crossed for you

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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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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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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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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