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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Broad Beans

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 19:36

I find that like runner beans, broad beans benefit from moist soil at flowering time - if you've had the dry spell that we've had, a good watering might help and certainly wouldn't do any harm. 


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 19:31

Yes, Ma will be 90 tomorrow.  We talked about it today - she'd forgotten it's her birthday tomorrow and had no idea how old she'll be - then she laughed and said that she'd always thought that only old people had 90th birthdays!!!  

Glad you've got the worms Clari 

Hope everyone's going to have a lovely evening and hopefully the weather will pick up and we'll be able to get out into the garden for at least some of the time 

what is this flower?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 19:20

It's a bit of a guess, but could it have been one of the Verbascums? 

Garden hose

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 17:08

We have a Hozelock one on a wind-up spool and don't have a problem with it - we must've had it over 10 years. 

Red Lime - What do you think?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 17:06

If that was in a Nursery there's no why I would buy it, so I don't see why they should expect a customer to accept it. 


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 16:57

Hello folks - I'm back from visiting the Aged Ps - Ma fine, loved her flowers, will open presents tomorrow on the big day itself.  Pa has another chest infection poor chap - GP will prescribe some antibiotics.  

Now I'd better have a read back and check up on everyone .............

plant id

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 10:31

The picture is not of an ash tree - rowans are sometimes mistaken for ash trees but the difference is quite marked - rowan or sorbus acuparia leaves grow alternately up the stem, whereas the English ash fraxinus acuparia has leaves which grow in pairs opposite each other.

NB.  this refers to the leaves, not the leaflets. 

Types of Sage

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 10:09

That looks more like a thyme -  not a sage.  

Use the leaves for cooking, leave the flowers for the bees then trim the plant back when the flowers are over. 

how much time do you need for an allotment

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 09:53

Are there any houses nearby with decent sized gardens that some people might be finding a struggle to maintain?  

What about an ad in a shop window offering to mow someone's lawn, cut their hedge, weed etc on a regular basis in exchange for being allowed to  grow veggies in their garden and share the produce? 

You could then tailor the growing space to your available time.


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 09:46

Why is when I'm in a hurry I always stick the mascara in my eye - if I go out I'll get mistaken for Panda 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

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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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

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
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