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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Dwarf Buddleia Buzz - how easy to buy?

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 18:20

I've seen them in most of the larger garden centres, but they tend to stock them only when they're in flower - that's when they catch the customers' eyes.

If you put Buddleja Buzz plugs into google youi'll find some online stockists.


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 16:42

I've got quite a few 'specials' too, but I'm not swapping them


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 16:41

I'll swap some Flore pleno for one of those that went for £375 per bulb on ebay the other day


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 16:38
punkdoc wrote (see)
...... Just watched the last part of Wolf Hall, I wish there was more telly like that. What a fantastic performance by Mark Rylance.....

It was brilliant wasn't it?  It took me ages to get to sleep afterwards! 


Dug up roses

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 16:19

I think it was the bonemeal that the fox was after

aged manure advice?

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 15:58

If it's been stacked in a heap then it will have composted itself - it'll be fantastic - lucky you - green with envy here   It will be fabulous for your garden, especially for leafy vegetables.

Seedling/Weed ID

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 15:23

My first thought was arum, but I don't know of one with serrated leaves

Training a pillar Rose

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 15:22

Hi Matty

I think this video will give you what you need - the first bit gives you the principles of pruning a pillar rose then he goes on to show you how to wrap the canes around the pillar.

My only thought is  that Handel is one of the stiffer climbers, so don't let the stems get too mature before training them in.  It is a gorgeous rose - my besf friends had one on the front of their first little cottage when our children were small - happy memories


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 15:08
Bookertoo wrote (see)

Just as a matter of interest, beyond common courtesy - does it matter what gender anyone is?

Back to hostas, has anyone tried the 'white feather' one I keep seeing advertised?  I did try one but it burned up even in partial shade, so I never got to see if it went green later - anyone had success with it? 

Of course it doesn't - although it is nice to get the 'hims' and 'hers' applied appropriately if possible - however I've never minded being called Dave occasionally

As for White Feather, I've never seen it looking anything but miserable

Bindweed Roots

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 14:45

In my experience there's no point in digging the roots out and then spraying what remains - that's doing the job twice. 

Just wait until the leaves are growing actively and spray them with glyphosate THEN WAIT UNTIL THE LEAVES GO BROWN AND DIE before digging the bindweed up.  If you do it too soon the roots will still be alive and every little bit that gets left behind will grow into a new plant.

You might need to do the job a couple of times, but you will get rid of it by doing the above - we did - and the bindweed had reached the upstairs windowsills when we moved in!

You will probably find that a nearby garden has bindweed and it's spreading via your boundary, so each spring keep your eyes open for the telltale heartshaped leaves around your fence and spray them with glyphosate when they appear.

Good luck

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

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Flower ID please

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Sisyrinchium striatum

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The reason I'm not weeding

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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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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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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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