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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Surely these are slow or struggling?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 13:55

Those raspberries ought to be sending up lots of shoots from below ground all around those canes from last year. Mine are rampaging across the fruit garden ............ 

Tea break Plant ID

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 13:53

No. 1 could be Caltha palustris - marsh marigold

No. 2 I'd go for hosta

No. 3 looks a bit like foxglove ..... but it looks a bit like several other things too ..... 

No. 4 is one of the ribes


Posted: 23/04/2014 at 13:21

Wood ash from burnt twiggy growth contains potash/potassium which is good for the soil, but ciggy ash - sorry - you can't use that as an excuse either 

Surely these are slow or struggling?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 13:18

What's under that gravel?  Was that area treated with a long-acting weedkiller before the grave was put down?  Does the neighbour know?

Help identifying tree

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 13:15

Could it be a tamarix?


Posted: 23/04/2014 at 13:12

Here you are Lily 

My new garden...suggestions appreciated.

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 12:10

It will be very different when the tree is gone - do you know what I would do - I would try to find someone who would turn the trunk into a sculpture - you could have the most wonderful piece of original art there as part of your garden, to grow things around and over.  

if the bark is all removed the tree won't regrow.  

Artjak may have a contact, or contact your local art school and see if any sculpture students are looking for a woodcarving project.

What an opportunity !!!

Belfast sinks

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 11:49

Do they need repairing?  I would worry about using resins and glues etc because of any impact on wildlife.  I'd just regard them as part of the character of the pond - it's for wildlife after all, not the kitchen

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 11:44

If the boxes are covered make sure you mark clearly which way is up and that they mustn't be stacked!!!  Many lorrydrivers are gardeners and lovely people, but there may be the odd one who's just in one heckovarush!!! 

Brilliant news!!!

Discussions started by Dovefromabove


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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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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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

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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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

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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