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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Is this all Campanula Portenschlagiana?

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 22:10

I always get confused between those two - but I've got the one that grows back from nothing to 18* tall in a matter of a fortnight!

Is this all Campanula Portenschlagiana?

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 22:04

That's what that  particular campanula does - I pull it all up every year - every year it grows back to look just like yours 

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:59

We didn't - but I regaled the others with the tale of watching my short and plump late ex MIL attempt to change horses mid gallop and ending up hanging by one leg going up and down and round and round until rescued by attendant    - I used to live just a few miles away. 

New Lawn help

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:56

Blow the lawn .............. what a view!!!


Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:52

I understood that AT walked - it had been planned that he and MD should front the show together but AT felt slighted and left.

Fruit tree ID...

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:49

Possibly a bullace 

Monty Don's Blue Cotton Gardening Jacket

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:30

Well, he did have a stroke didn't he?  Maybe there's a little residual weakness.

A  cotton or linen suit seems perfectly suitable clothing for a gardening occasion with temperatures in the mid 20s.  Frequently seen at the smartest concerts at the Aldeburgh Festival and county summer weddings   

lily beetle

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:13

Bridget , your earlier questions were answered here 

Weed ID

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:03

A bit hard to tell, but they could be poppies,


Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:01

I'd leave them for now and you'll get an extended cropping period.  Next Feb cut them back to soil level.

I planted Polka in Feb of last year - we had a fantastic crop and this year the canes have really multiplied - I may need a larger freezer.

They are thirsty plants -  I gave mine as much water as my runner beans last summer and it really paid dividends.  

I put the sprinkler on mine this last weekend for 20 minutes as we're on light soil and the canes have a lot of leaf which can lose moisture quickly in hot weather. 

Enjoy the raspberries - they're really good 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38


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

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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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


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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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46


How to get around the current problem .... 
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