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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

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 


Posted: 20/05/2014 at 20:56

Keith - can you take a photo of the eggs and beetles please?   

To post a pic on here you click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions.

If it doesn't work let us know. 

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 20:51

Some odd bods and hangers on Panda - they even came and sat and ate icecreams with us 

tallish pond plant

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 20:50

Have a look at this site lots of choice and they're really helpful - highly recommended.

I have no relationship with Puddleplants other than as a customer. 

Can you Overpower stinging nettles with wild plants???

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 20:47

Not in my experience - nettles will always win - and I've a great deal of experience of nettles. 

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 20:43

And then back through the other side of The Dell to the café for a sit down and an ice cream while we watched the wonderfully restored Victorian Gallopers


Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 20:38

Now for Adrian Bloom's Foggy Bottom


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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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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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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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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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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