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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Help with ID please

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 22:07

If they are at eye-height for anyone, snip the ends off with a 


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 22:03

I've been growing Polka for the past couple of years and am very impressed, lots of large tasty fruit, trouble free growing and they freeze well too. 

Help with ID please

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:53

Looks too spikey to me to be a kniphofia  

Clearing a garden

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:44

I agree with Hogweed - the fewer changes of surface the simpler it will be to keep tidy. 


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:41

Maybe froggy and ladybird will have a dinner party L

Courgette problem?

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:30

Proud parent syndrome - I get it all the time!!!But honestly those plants look great 

Beetle ID

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:28

Aren't they beautiful? 

Courgette problem?

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:27

Perfectly normal - mine always do it.  

Those look jolly healthy - well done 


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:20

Glass of wine has been drunk here - now pretzels are being nibbled while we listen to David Attenborough talking about bats.  

A couple of years ago we were invited to the grand opening of an exhibition of the art of the South Pacific - David Attenborough was the guest of honour and at one stage we were placed very close to him.  He has the most amazingly beautiful skin.  Being so close to him was nearly as exciting as being very close indeed to a troop of Maori warriors performing a traditional Haka ... an experience that will remain with me for a very long time indeed  

Mystery climbing gernaium

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:04

There are some old varieties of pelagonium (used to be called geraniums) which grew tall and could be trained on wires up the inside brick walls of conservatories. orangeries etc - they were kept frost-free over the winter and never cut back (although trained and pruned like a climber).  A friend who was head gardener at a stately home had care of some beauties which probably dated back to Victorian times.

I'm sure there are the descendants of those old varieties in many gardens  and on many windowsills.   It sounds as if you may have one of them 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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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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