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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Low maintenance, wild life friendly lawn

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 18:12

White clover is pretty tolerant of damp soil so it may work, although I'm not sure how it responds to shade.  Do let us know how you get on 


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 18:08

At this time of year Chickweed makes a very good addition to a salad - it's also delicious in a sandwich with a slice or two of good salami 

Daisy lawn in trend!

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 17:18



Posted: 14/05/2014 at 17:16

Tomorrow's plans have changed .... no trip to the auction - the lots son wanted have been withdrawn - just as well we found out today and not after a long trip down south!  So I can play in the garden tomorrow which is just as well as I haven't got half the jobs done that I'd planned ......... 

Panda, you know we were talking about visiting East Ruston?  I think we should go there in high summer when all their tropical stuff is at its best.  But what do you think about planning a trip to Bressingham Gardens in two or three weeks time .  Anyone else interested?   I know Verdun would like to visit 


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 16:55

Five more minutes Clari 

Help with melons neede please

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 16:38

How are you growing them? 

Message from Mike

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 15:34

 this is a lovely forum 

What are these little blue flowers?

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 15:03

You could tell him that loads of people need the seed 

Peppers disappearing help

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 15:01

Vigilance - go out in the evening with a torch and look underneath the pots and in the trays and ..................... there are as many ways of 'dealing' with them as there are gardeners!

As you've got the plants up and away from land-based wildlife like hedgehogs, you could get some of the safer slug pellets that are based on ferric phosphate   rather than the others that are so dangerous to wildlife. You only need to put a few pellets around your pots.

And look at other threads on here about slugs and snails - you'll soon pick up some tips. 

Make sure there's nowhere for the slugs and snails to hide - check the rims of trays and under the pots - they're sneaky little critters 

What are these little blue flowers?

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 14:55

We have hairy stems 


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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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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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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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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