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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 06:32

I think Verdun should come and clean my car for me for my birthday - after all, it's still dirty from when he 'borrowed' it 

narrow hedging

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 21:18

 There's nothing to stop you erecting your own 'trellis fence' alongside the fence on your side of the boundary - you can then grow clematis, honeysuckle and roses up your own trellis and that will give you loads of privacy 

Sedum Spectable

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 21:09

It works for me.  When I had several S. Specabiles I would stagger the chop, doing each plant at about 10 day intervals, prolonging the flowering period 

Parsley help

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 21:02
lydiaann wrote (see)

I've always followed my granddad's example...prepare the site, then pour boiling water over the surface.  Wait about 5-10 seconds for it to seep right in, then sow and cover with a fine EVERY time, no matter what the variety of parsley or the type of soil.

I've been doing this year after year since I was a child - never had a problem getting it germinated yet 


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:58

Hello folks!   Good to hear from Woody 

KEF - I get my roses from founded by the late great Peter Beales just up the road here at Attleborough. 

For those who are impatiently waiting for delphinium seeds to 'grow up and flower', why not think about growing Larkspur aka the annual delphinium - so pretty 

I've had such a hectic day, and I'm so  and it's nearly time for Gardeners World - will I be able to stay awake......................... 



Posted: 28/03/2014 at 09:53

My alpinas are in bud and Pamela Jackman is showing colour already - and this on a north facing fence 

Beginner gardener with small London garden

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 09:50

That little garden is full of potential - it reminds me of one of my previous little Edens - you've got some lovely ferns there already - I had to plant mine 


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 09:29
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

Lily, if you're about Billy Ocean on Radio 2, singing live 

I've been listening to him - hasn't it been fantastic!!! 


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 09:22

Rosemummy, I've got clematis on a north-facing fence and they're very happy - have a look at Taylors Clematis website - they'll tell you which clematis are happy in the shade 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 09:18
David K wrote (see)

Bless you, sweet is that?

You've added a ickle twig-stake to each of your plants and even tied that's dedication.  When I suggested twiggy bits, I thinking of *bushy twiggy bits. However, it has to be said that they're looking much better than when they were in the garage. 

*Silver birch are good.

Thinking about it, this coddling (as I call it) seems to be a woman maternal thing.

Not if the woman grew up on a farm where field peas were drilled in the autumn and rolled with a heavy roller as soon as they had three sets of leaves (equivalent of pinching out) and then left to withstand the worst that the winter and the woodpigeons could throw at them - I know peas are tough 


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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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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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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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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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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