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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Bay Tree Problem

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 18:47

 I find that my potted bay responds very well to a regular spraying of diluted seaweed liquid during the late spring and summer - perks it up no end


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 18:42

Hello folks! 

Don't Panic Folks!!!  KEF's having a couple of days away visiting rellies  

Hope everyone's survived today's set of frustrations

We escaped from the GC with a bag of ericaceous compost, a tray of violas, a bag of gladioli corms (her Grandpa's favourites ), a pot of chives and some little snippers for dead-heading - not bad going really   I loaded the boot with a pot of divided deep pink Japanese anemones, pots of Cyclamen hederifolium, a thriving honeysuckle cutting and a potted deep red paeony that I bought for wuppence from Wilko's last year and grew on for her.  That lot will keep her busy   She's been busy laying a new path of old recycled bricks (she managed to squash her thumb joint at the same time) - her garden's right in the middle of the town and it's lovely and full of birds - even blackcaps and bullfinches


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 18:24

Consider the Everlasting Sweet Pea (Lathyrus latifolius)  - not half as much bother as ordinary sweet peas - tough as old boots once they get going, and covered with flowers all summer.  The only thing they don't have is the scent - but they have a lot of other things to recommend them

Mysterious Rhizome

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 18:06

Yes, pot it up in some nice compost, put it in a sheltered corner and wait - looking forward to pics of some leaves - I love a mystery


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 10:29

We've got a pair of greenfinches too!!!   Haven't had any here for a couple of years but now ... Hurrah!!!

Also a very tame robin - his missus must be nesting nearby

Right, taking daughter to the GC for some ericaceous compost - see you tonight folks!

plastic or fabric compost bin

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 10:25

I agree, I really don't think the fabric one is up to the job.  Far better to make something out of pallets etc than to waste money on something like that and feel disappointed.

Strange weed in my lawn

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 10:22

It's been identified - it's horsetail - Equisetum arvense.


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 09:40

Morning Panda and everyone   I have been here - just somehow didn't post - too busy chattering with daughter

First attempt at growing Tomatoes - Advice needed

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 08:57


Broad Beans

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 08:45

That's what you're supposed to have - the flowers will be pollinated and then the beans will form.

First this

 Then these


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Autumn colour

Photos of the autumn jewels in our gardens 
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Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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