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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

What's eaten my brocollii, cabbage and cauli

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 15:45

Yes, that's what wood pigeons do to fields of rape, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflowers etc - but according to DEFRA farmers are only allowed to shoot them if they've tried to frighten them off first 

help needed identifying weed

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 11:59

Think that gives you two more options  - learn to like turnips or learn to like horsetail


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 11:57

Only plant mint in some sort of container sunk into the ground - otherwise in three years you'll have a bed of mint, mint and nothing but the mint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Poisonous Plants

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 11:56
artjak wrote (see)

.... Every Primary School used to have a Laburnam (?) with yellow flowers in the playground; also toxic I think!

Don't tell Michael Gove - that'd keep his Education Budget down 

I'll get my coat ...................................... 

help needed to identify weed/grass please

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 11:54

Hi Rachel 

We'll need a pic - click on the green tree icon in the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions - if that doesn't work shout and we'll try to help 


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 11:52

Don't look like sweet peas to me either 

Possibly sunflower seedlings ???


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 10:59

I'm going to plant out some of the aquilegias I bought from Touchwood last year - I've been nurturing them carefully in their pots since importing them into England 

but now I have a space ready for them in the new front border 

Decision of the day

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 10:54

Think you must've had our share too Lily   hazy sunshine here now - no sign of rain ............ line full of washing too 


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 10:43

Yes, take off the swelling seedpods - I snap them off but you can cut them.  Leave the leaves to die down and feed the bulb.  Give a sprinkling of Fish Blood & Bone or similar and a good watering if we don't get some heavy rain. 

Do I talk too much.?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 10:42
Verdun wrote (see)

Mike, Mike Mike.  Clearly you are loved here.  Polite, knowledgeable and apparently kind.  

.... Funnily enough I once posted a similar thread...same title if I recall correctly.......

Have great day Mike.  Keep posting 


I remember it well Verdun  it seems we managed to persuade you to keep posting 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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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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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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