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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Triffid Weed

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 08:15

Yes, Himalayan Balsam   When we lived in the city centre with small back yards out neighbour grew some - it spread along the whole street in a couple of years - just keep pulling them up as soon as you see them - at least the seedlings are easily recognisable

Guilty of overmanicuring gardens at the expense of wildlife?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 08:04

PETA is an organisation with whom I find much to disagree - however I find these two links very interesting


Holly ID please

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 07:33

My guess would be Handsworth New Silver, but have a look here and see what you think


Posted: 11/03/2015 at 07:16

Good morning all   Sharp frost out there this morning - now with bright blue sky and sunshine. 

I have to restore order to the house today, post decorating - but there may be some time to do a bit of garden tidying ....

HELP! Turfing Problem

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 19:37

If you look on this site and scroll down you'll find a video on preparing the soil to lay turf or seed a lawn.

Hope it helps


Posted: 10/03/2015 at 19:24

Hello folks   Home again - Pa not too bad but very frail and tired.  Ma muddled but happy to sit by Pa's bed and hold his hand.  The builders have finished the decorating - it looks great - very pleased.

We've just had a takeaway for supper - not allowed to use the kitchen until tomorrow - then I'll be putting the house back in order - hope everyone's had a good day - I'll read back in a bit - if I can stay awake

update on Jeyes Fluid and cat probs

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 18:16

Sam, I had to explain to my 4 year old daughter that the cat she loved had been run over in the road. 

Since then our family have always had indoor cats that do not go outside except on a lead.  They are very happy and healthy cats that don't kill birds, small mammals or amphibians,  they don't get run over by passing traffic and they don't run the risk of eating something that might harm them.

Lemon trees

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 18:04

Hello Ronnie

Have you had any frosts in your garden ?   I'd be worried about a lemon that has been frosted.  Is it a Meyer?  They can cope with lower temperatures.

front borders

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 10:12

The big green bunches of leaves might be bluebells - you'll have to wait and see

front borders

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 10:10

Hello lorr

I don't want to rain on your parade, but I think slate would be a bad idea - without a membrane the slate will get incorporated in the soil and it will be a mess - weeds will come up through the slate and pulling them out will pull soil up to the surface. 

I think you'll be better with a bark mulch which will break down slowly into the soil - it'll need topping up from time to time but will be more practical and cheaper

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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

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
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