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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

A hummingbird!

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 17:37

The temperature in our garden today, I'm expecting to see penguins any minute, not hummingbird hawkmoths

What is this plant?

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 16:32

It's likely to die if you move it.  Orchids grow in symbiosis with other organisms in the soil - they may well not exisit in the spot you move it to. 

You're obviously doing something it likes so well done

You may like to inform your local Wildlife Trust of its appearance - they like to keep a record of these things

Pond green film

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 16:05

Have a look at this site - there's a thread on 'green foam'

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 16:00

I'm sure there's all sorts of words/terms that some pseudo-sensitive souls might raise an eyebrow at. 

What about those of us who frequently turn a sod or two ? 

It reminds me of Victorians covering up table legs


Posted: 23/06/2015 at 15:47

Flippin chilly here Verdun!  Grey and overcast and 14C but feels much cooler - I've just put a very thick woolly cardi on - if it wasn't June I'd have the central heating on!!! 

Give my love to Burncoose - we had a lovely day there just pottering around and looking at things a couple of years ago  - it's where my Hosta Stained Glass came from - we were staying in a cottage just around the corner. 

If I remember correctly they do a very nice cuppa in their little café too

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 15:26

I don't think that anyone actually took offence - the BBC person apologised   'just in case'

Heaven help any historian discussing some of the many names given to William the Conqueror

Birds caught in netting

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 15:19

If your fruitcage is the right size the netting doesn't need to move

I haven't tried this - but it says it doesn't harm birds

Prunus Laurel

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 14:54

No cutting and pasting doesn't work.

Are you on a pc/laptop or a tablet or phone?

Plant ID

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 14:00
  1. Rubus - you can see the very typical flowers. 
  2. Spirea
  3. Sedum spectabile
  4. Viburnum
  5. Crocosmia
  6. Cotoneaster
  7. Camelia
  8. Laurus nobilis (culinary bay)

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Never Never Not Ever

The plant I won't have in my garden  
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Your eight 'Desert Island Discs' plants

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Tree Nursery bankrupt - online auction

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Last Post: 22/11/2015 at 16:27

Ilex crenata

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Last Post: 21/11/2015 at 18:16

Saying goodbye

Farewell to a friend 
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Last Post: 21/11/2015 at 10:18

It's different in Cornwall

Undisputable proof!!! 
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Last Post: 16/11/2015 at 13:06

A Point of View

Our relationship with Gardening 
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Last Post: 19/10/2015 at 18:48

Autumn colour

Photos of the autumn jewels in our gardens 
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Last Post: 31/10/2015 at 09:46

Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Last Post: 02/10/2015 at 07:49

Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Last Post: 13/09/2015 at 15:52

Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Last Post: 12/09/2015 at 15:37

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15
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