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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Clearing a garden

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 13:33

Whereabouts are you Mr Toast? - if you're in Norfolk or North Suffolk I'll come and get them - perfect for creating habitat for my toads, newts and any passing slow worms. 

Beetle ID

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 13:31

They look exotic enough to be baccarat! 

What is eating my redcurrants?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 13:30

Who can fathom the mind of a blackbird ... just thank your lucky stars you've got some fruit left.

I've got some fledgling blackbirds who've taken up residence in the thicket of raspberry canes - I'm sure they're just waiting .............. 

Turnips (woody)

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 13:28

Purple Top Milan are an early variety - usually pulled when they're about the size of a billiard ball - they do get woody after that. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 13:26

Cake's on the rack cooling Fg, raspberry jam and cream will go in the middle in a while. 

Marigolds

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 12:32

Oh please think twice about using slug pellets - most of them are so bad for wildlife and for the soil as well as being dangerous for pets and children.  I really wouldn't want to eat vegetables grown in soil that had been covered in slug pellets

There are some that are less harmful, but if slug pubs and copper strips work for us, why not give them a try? 

Fast (annual?) climbers for instant effect... now?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 12:28

Yes, runner beans were introduced to this country as ornamental plants!  They're so pretty.

But I'd go with Punkdoc - nasturtiums!  Get the ones described as 'trailing' and with a bit of encouragement they'll go up there in a matter of moments.

Or what about Thunbergia - Black Eyed Susan?

Identifying Help!

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 12:26

Yes links are fine (as long as you're not advertising your own business - which you're not )

Turnips (woody)

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 12:25

How long since you sowed them?  They do get woody if left too long. They ought to be ready for pulling from 6 -8 weeks. 

Can you please id this

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 12:20

It looks like one of the mallow family - lots of them, shrubs and smaller flowers, both wild and garden plants. 

Have you scattered a wildflower or butterfly mix of seeds in that area? 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
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Christmas lights in the garden

Already! 
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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

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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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