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Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 08:53

Snowing again!

Morning KEF, Fritillary, Bekkie, Pdoc, Granma and anyone else

Oh dear, someone outside doesn't know how to drive on slippery slopes - lots of engine revving and tail-wagging going on - not really safe when there's lots of parents and little ones walking up the hill to school.


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 08:09

Take care out there Panda - looks like it should be perfect for snowdrops soon


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 08:08

Probably not Verdun - not if they've rarely ventured over the Tamar


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 08:04

Coffee anyone?




Posted: 03/02/2015 at 06:55

Good morning all - I'm a bit later than usual too - absolutely pitch black outside with a good sprinkling of snow and some more to come if the weather people are to be believed.  Apart from topping up the bird feeders I'm staying indoors today and making soup.

Edd, I think some googling was a bit 'overdone'


Posted: 02/02/2015 at 18:52

Second glass of Provencal rosé going down here .... OH is washing up.

re-potting orchids

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 18:43

I've seen something similar at Cambridge University Botanic Gardens, but this was in one of the tropical houses where the warmth and humidity are so high they slap you in the face as you walk in - I don't know if it would work without those conditions.   Perhaps you could email them and enquire?

plant / weed id please

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 18:41
Garden Guru wrote (see)

....  the greyish leaves are mullein or golden rod ,

They might well be mullein (verbascum) but they're not Golden Rod (solidago).


Posted: 02/02/2015 at 17:18

I'd use a sharp Dutch hoe and slide it energetically under the weeds to cut through their roots and then use a rake to gather the weeds together and dispose of them. 

Do it on a dryish day and stand on a plank and you won't damage the structure of the soil.

Pampas grass

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 15:26

Beware of hibernating hedgehogs in the pampas - it's a favourite spot!

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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Last Post: 05/06/2015 at 20:09

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Do bees become addicted? 
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Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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