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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Suckers or good new shoots.

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 20:36

Can we have a photo of a bit further back please, so we get more of the leaves.  Do we know whether this is a Hybrid Tea, or a rambler or climber or what? 

Talkback: Growing Russian vine

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 16:21

Stand well back Patricia - it's  just been getting comfy and is about to grow VERY BIG!!! 

Red Spots On Spinach Leaves

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 16:15

They just happen - pick, wash, cook and eat - I'm still here 


Posted: 11/05/2014 at 16:07

Mrs Garden - that little mouse has been living there for ages, and before that it's mummy and daddy were living there, and their parents before them - and they've never done anyone any harm and they're not going to start now.

They're little field mice - there's probably a little family of them in your garden just like there is in mine - sometimes I see one or two of them and they stay stock still and look at me and shiver 'cos I'm big and scary, and I stay stock still and look at them because they're absolutely fascinating 

Anyone want a piece of cake?


lunaria annua?

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 15:58

Did it look like this Rosemummy?

 Sweet rocket (hesperis matronalis) bashed by the rain 

Cowslip dying?

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 15:44

You got there before me Nut - Keble Martin agrees with you - Sanguisorba minor. 

That looks like a good native wildflower mix 

Cowslip dying?

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 15:32

The third one is Common Fumitory 

The second one shows what could be Corn Marigold but looks more like Hawkbit, Ribwort Plantain and Red Campion.  I can't zoom in on them.

The first one shows some White Campion and something else I don't recognise - I shall consult my Keble Martin but hopefully someone else will recognise it ........ 

Help needed with Portuguese Laurel

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 13:42

I suspect that soft new growth has been frosted  - although laurel is frost hardy, new growth is susceptible to low temperatures and drying winds.  

It will grow new shoots, to replace the ones lost.  

I'd give the hedge a dose of Fish, Blood & Bone (follow directions on the pack) this is a slow-acting fertiliser which will replenish the energy the plants will use to grow the additional shoots, without encouraging soft  growth which will be vulnerable.

Replacing a leylandii hedge

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 13:02

Oooh a substantial holly hedge - what a lovely thought 


Posted: 11/05/2014 at 12:10

Hello Matty   Glad you enjoyed the show 

I've given up waiting for a dry spell - I've been out in the rain and sown my Buerre de Roquencourt beans - at least they'll be well watered in - two double rows.  While I was there I cut some Purple Sprouting Broc for supper - might as well get wet just the once 


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Crown Prince squash???

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