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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Dreaded blackspot - rose resistence?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 10:44

This website tells you whether or not a rose is disease resistant.


Posted: 15/06/2014 at 10:22

Invicta is a cooking variety so in my experience the fruits don't soften much - you could pick some now and leave some to get a bit riper. 


Posted: 15/06/2014 at 10:19

This is OH's garlic - neither of us have grown garlic before but a friend is a garlic farmer - he leaves his until it's yellower than ours, but I'm going to pull one from the garden next time I need to use some garlic and see how it is.  Love using 'green garlic' anyway 


Posted: 15/06/2014 at 10:04

Me too -  the garlic patch is ear-marked for some purple sprouting broccoli that needs moving on ....

Changing profile photo

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 10:02

Chuckle!  Yes, I've heard that one too 

chicken resistant plants

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 09:30
philippa smith2 wrote (see)

Dove.......I do hope you will post The Chicken Solution on the J Knotweed post......sounds a heck of a lot better than the chemical way

Seriously, I do see your point but I guess much depends on how many Chickens you keep and on what area.  After 2 years, my Chicken garden looks quite good........loads of flowering plants which they have left more or less alone.  The biggest danger is scratching away at the roots so chicken wire for a few months seems to work.

It is the first time I've kept chickens in a confined area as French jobs used to have the run of a paddock so guarding plants as such never came into the equation. 

So, fingers crossed, it "can" be done


Absolutely agree Clari - three or four chickens given the run of a reasonably spacious garden, and kept an eye on - I've not found that to be a problem at all - they probably do more good than harm with getting wireworms and slugs etc.

But they will destroy anything green inside their run when confined there 

Nemesia Maritana hardiness?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 09:11

I suppose Penhow have the advantage of a 'maritime climate' with no real frosts to speak of - from what they say it's the wet and cold rather than just the cold that does them in. 

Changing profile photo

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 08:48


Gorgeous fuchsia!!!

Now we know what you look like - purple face and red hat 

Changing profile photo

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 08:38

I think it's amazing how you get your foundation so even - just like those scary ladies who work in the perfume department of Debenhams 

Diseased Plant

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 08:34

I agree with Nut.

It also looks really congested - I'd pull out other plants/weeds from underneath/amongst it and try to get some fresh air through it and then give it a feed of Fish, Blood and Bone and a good watering.

Can't do any harm and might do some good. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41
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