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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Free sunflower seeds

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 19:34

Snap Gardengirl - me too   Well, I've already bought some so I'll sow them,  I'm not going to buy any more.


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 19:31

Take it easy Hosta, very very easy!!!


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 19:27

Brother is a potato farmer - he has fields of potatoes covered in strips of fleece 35 ft wide and as long as the field - the wind is blowing it all over the place -  it's more than they can do to hold it down - hopefully it'll get tangled in the hedgerows before it reaches the A14 - this is the second time this year this has happened - never happened before!


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 18:43

We won't blame you Fg, we'll blame the snow

how shall I treat my little camellia?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 18:26

Very true!  Thanks Wintersong    It needs to be shaded from morning sun Wonky - otherwise you'll get no flowers - remember Grandma's pink one was outside the kitchen window facing north and shielded from the rising sun by the garden room.

To explain why - it flowers in the late winter/early spring, at the time of year when we're getting lots of frost - if the flower buds are frosted they need to thaw slowly - if the morning sun shines on them they thaw quickly and the cells burst and the flower buds die.


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 18:09

Liri - she put it in her handbag - don't think she's into sharing like she used to be! 


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 17:47

Matty!  That's brilliant news!  Fantastic


Has anyone contacted Daniel about the Squashed Tomato when we try to post a pic?

There is some text about the tech team underneath the Squashed Tomato, but I don't get the whole picture, just a bit of it. 

how shall I treat my little camellia?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 17:42
Lyn wrote (see)

Sounds like Wonky needs a work party Dove, dont go only armed with muck, you have to take the forks and shovels as well. 

She had a whole set of tools from us for her birthday last month, and her lovely hubby bought her a new lawnmower - no longer does she have to battle with bent forks and smashed spades   (not to mention a hover mower that doesn't - hover or mow that is).


how shall I treat my little camellia?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 16:25
WonkyWomble wrote (see)
FYM.....all I can think is farm yard manure? ....

And you the grand-daughter of a farmer?  Of course it is!!!  

Don't you understand modern text speak?


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 16:10

  It's soooooooooo good to have you back! ((hugs))

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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