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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Tree Peony Seedlings

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:14

I would pot them up and lavish them with love and care; even if they're just the same as the parent they'll be worth having or giving to your friends  - I'm sure some of us would queue up for one  

Nutcutlet will know more about tree peonies - hopefully she'll see this post .....

Jacobs Ladder & Japanese Camellia

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 19:43

Cultivate that friend 

....................................................... I'll get my coat

A vote of confidence....

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 19:42



Posted: 20/04/2014 at 19:37

Nah, maybe they should have made it more interesting for you at school 


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 19:34

Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 19:32

There are loads of different ones - use Google or ask at your garden centre and read the packs - they will tell you the contents and the concentration as well as recommendations and directions etc.

While real old fashioned creosote will kill virtually any plant, that's why it's no longer sold - it's dangerous stuff for humans too  - the sort of product that gardeners sometimes refer to as creosote nowadays will not damage plants - that's why you can paint your fences without killing your clematis 

There are also specific herbicides for roots and stumps - read the labels and get the right one and follow the instructions and you'll kill your tree stumps.

Brambles need to be sprayed with glyphosate when they are in active growth with lots of lovely fresh green leaves -  I find SBK brushwood killer to be very good for this - RHS suggestions are here 

Identify a yellow flower from a bulb

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 18:51

Loads and loads of different types of tulips - just a few of them here , click on the 'more info' by each picture, and you'll see even more ..... and have you read Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach or seen the film  - tulips are so interesting you can get 'hooked' 

Rose sucker

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 18:43

I've been reading up on St Swithin and the DAustin site says it's vigorous and often grown as a climber - taking that on board my guess is that it's not grafted and that the new shoot is good.  

To be certain I would take a photo and email it to the DAustin site - they have an email address for their customer service dept, and a reputation for being helpful 

Don't panic - it's not going to take over your rose in a few weeks even if it is a sucker.

Get well soon Rosemummy and little one 

mystery plant

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 18:34

I was just about to say I think it's a mustard of some kind 

Plant I-D please.

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 17:58
Jim Macd wrote (see)

Euphorbia, Achiliea and Pieris,


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 08:02

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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