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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

wilting leaves on runner beans

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 17:41

How long is it since you potted them on?

lifting winter pansies for geraniums

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 17:37

Those look more like violas than pansies to me - or possibly panolas - I'd cut them back, pot them on into fresh compost and look after them and let them bulk up then they'll be lovely plants to go back into your containers in the autumn 

Spring wildlife gardening and pond updates :)

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 17:33

I use the barley straw extract - it cleared our pond of blanket weed in a few hours and it's stayed clear so far.  


Laying down to gaze into the pond (as is my wont on a sunny afternoon) I heard a Plop!  and there amongst the Brooklime was a lovely frog  

and then, as I was sitting gazing at him something else in the water caught my eye, and swimming along in the shallows was a Smooth Newt  

Two amphibians have moved into our new pond on the same day - we shall celebrate with a bottle of something white and chilled this evening 

Wrong category chosen for my topic

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 17:19

I don't look in the categories - I just look in latest posts and then scroll up and down and read everything 

Talkback: Moving bumblebee nests

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 15:56

Bumble bees in the fabric of a building are likely to be Tree Bees,_Bombus_hypnorum.pdf 

they're beneficial insects, not aggressive unless disturbed and the nest will die out in the autumn - no one need do anything about them other than leave well alone.

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 15:48

Three squidged today, including a canoodling pair!!!  Just think of all those little grubs that won't happen now 

lifting winter pansies for geraniums

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 14:33

Why not take some cuttings when you cut them back.  I've read that they'll root in water.

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 13:50

I quite like 2 year olds (in small doses) 

Have you been to Fairhaven?

Plant Identity Assistance

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 13:49

Don't think anyone really notices which bit a post is in 

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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