Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:52

I understood that AT walked - it had been planned that he and MD should front the show together but AT felt slighted and left.

Fruit tree ID...

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:49

Possibly a bullace 

Monty Don's Blue Cotton Gardening Jacket

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:30

Well, he did have a stroke didn't he?  Maybe there's a little residual weakness.

A  cotton or linen suit seems perfectly suitable clothing for a gardening occasion with temperatures in the mid 20s.  Frequently seen at the smartest concerts at the Aldeburgh Festival and county summer weddings   

lily beetle

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:13

Bridget , your earlier questions were answered here 

Weed ID

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:03

A bit hard to tell, but they could be poppies,


Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:01

I'd leave them for now and you'll get an extended cropping period.  Next Feb cut them back to soil level.

I planted Polka in Feb of last year - we had a fantastic crop and this year the canes have really multiplied - I may need a larger freezer.

They are thirsty plants -  I gave mine as much water as my runner beans last summer and it really paid dividends.  

I put the sprinkler on mine this last weekend for 20 minutes as we're on light soil and the canes have a lot of leaf which can lose moisture quickly in hot weather. 

Enjoy the raspberries - they're really good 


Posted: 20/05/2014 at 20:56

Keith - can you take a photo of the eggs and beetles please?   

To post a pic on here you click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions.

If it doesn't work let us know. 

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 20:51

Some odd bods and hangers on Panda - they even came and sat and ate icecreams with us 

tallish pond plant

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 20:50

Have a look at this site lots of choice and they're really helpful - highly recommended.

I have no relationship with Puddleplants other than as a customer. 

Can you Overpower stinging nettles with wild plants???

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 20:47

Not in my experience - nettles will always win - and I've a great deal of experience of nettles. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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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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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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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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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

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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