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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Supports for morning glory and other climbers

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 06:52

And since when did 'speck' become the short form of specification???  When I was a lass it was spec with a soft 'c' 

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 06:49

Morning Snoodle - I could compete with similar mummy warblings of my own, but as mine are 41 and 37 (or is it 38 ) they'd probably rather I didn't 

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 06:37

 

Beet

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 20:14

Do you remember that science lesson at school where you could produce an electrical charge from a potato?  

I was wondering if he (and I feel it is a he) had done a similar experiment with a chioggia beetroot 

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Sad rhubarb

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 19:51

Autumn will be the time - the problem will be that you can't take a crop from a crown divided and planted the previous autumn.  If you want rhubarb next spring I'd try to get a well-grown plant now and plant it out now. 

Plant ID's please

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 19:45

You're right - it's a buttercup - it might not be the creeping type, but it's definitely a buttercup.

The first is definitely a honeysuckle - I've checked my books and to me it looks like Fly honeysuckle - Lonicera xylosteum -  described in my Keble Martin as   ',,,. Possibly native in a few woods on calcareous soils in Sussex, elsewhere bird-sown or escaped from gardens, rare. Flowers May. '

Not sure about the other two - I should know what the shrub is - it could be a snowberry but the picture goes a bit blurry when I blow it up. 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 19:33

They're already up Lily 

Talkback: Leafcutter bees

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 19:32

If I were you I'd contact these people and seek advice http://bumblebeeconservation.org/ 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 19:30

I'm a very happy Dove - we have a frog and a Smooth Newt who have taken up residence in/around our pond     

I'm also a very tired Dove - it's been serious work in the garden today, digging more manure into the veg patch, putting up bean canes and sowing runner beans.

I've also been sowing seeds, potting on and taking cuttings. 

A supper of chicken and asparagus risotto and a glass of Sauv. blanc has been taken and Dove is  

Sad rhubarb

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 19:18

That really doesn't look very healthy does it 

If it had Crown Rot when you got it, it shouldn't have been looking healthy then - and I can't see that you've done anything to damage it. 

I think I'd leave it a bit and give it a chance - but I'd hedge my bets and get another one as well.  Everyone needs two clumps of rhubarb 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02
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