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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 16:16
We did try tho didn't we - I'd forgotten that

Plant ID please

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 16:09
Nut, I've only ever seen it in the autumn with berries, not in flower, but the leaves look right to me.


Posted: 17/05/2014 at 16:03
Oh lucky lucky you! I've not heard one for 4 years.

Plant ID please

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 15:58
If you like the look of the nightshade why not consider getting a Solanum crispum Glasnevin .

It's a relative and the flowers are very similar, but you'll get many more of them and it's not so invasive.

Has anyone got any idea what the first flowers are?

You've certainly got some unusual plants appearing.

wilting onions

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 15:45
Have you tried watering them? Although we've had a lot of rain, we're on free-draining sandy loam over chalk, and our garlic needs watering.

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 15:42
I think the pound sign has been subverted by switching to Basic Editor - that's all I can think of.

Are they French Redlegs or English BB - if they're French shouldn't they be Alain?


Posted: 17/05/2014 at 14:57
Fishy, it's a blip that appears to happen when the put the big add behind the PM page.

If you go into your Forum Settings and change from Advanced Edit to Basic your PM reply box will reappear - unfortunately you'll lose your emoticons and if you want to post a pic you'll have to change back to Advanced Edit again until the techies can sort it out.

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 14:55
I'll concede that the Masterchef comparison may not be appropriate. However I think that the Delia one may be more apt.

Delia lives close to my old home and when I lived in that part of Suffolk we had mutual acquaintances - the purposoe-built kitchen in her tv series may have been on her property but it wasn't her family kitchen, and the induction hob she used was certainly not normal back then. She also had a large back-room staff of recipe developers etc, as part of the Sainsbury magazine published by the company owned by her husband and herself and edited by her husband.

Anyway, as Monty didn't say, heated propagators are available from most garden centres for ??24.99 - I checked when I visited this morning. I didn't spot any heat pads but they appear to be available on Ebay from ??10 upwards.

What Monty did explain was the benefit of using heat when propagating - the majority of viewers have access to magazines and the internet, or can ask at their GC - in 30 minutes he can't say everything. Perhaps if he had more time ................


Posted: 17/05/2014 at 12:23
I've emailed Lily a copy of the PM you sent me BBee

If you want to PM me your email I'll pass it on to Lily

Camelia query

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 12:21
I wouldn't remove them - especially if they look good like that

I can't imagine that any more 'nasties' would find their way into the branches than could be achieved by flying or climbing up the trunk.

And of course, you could always use one or two of them to layer and grow yourself some more camellias - you could offer one to your 'gardening advisor'

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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