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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Eat my hedge

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 20:18

How big can this hedge be?  In the countryside you can have wonderful fruiting hedgerows with damsons, blackberries, hazel nuts, apples etc - but you need plenty of space for that

Feeding roses

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 20:09

I tend to put manure around the roses in the autumn, and BF&B, or specialised rose food in the spring.  I would pull the bark mulch away from the root area before adding the manure or fertiliser.  You can put the bark back over the fertiliser.


Posted: 05/04/2015 at 20:05

Lovely to hear what you've all been doing.  I'm envious of your germinating seeds - with recent events here I've not sown anything yet ... soon, very very soon

We've just been watching Springwatch Easter Special  (again) and now we're watching the Caribbean prog - but I think I'd better have a quick catnap if I'm going to stay awake for Poldark


Plant ID Please!

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 19:53

Great minds Hosta   - and there's a chance we might be right too LOL

My new 'beach'

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 19:51

Plant ID Please!

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 19:50

  maybe phlox perhaps?

Ground Elder

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 16:31

Here you are

but don't eat the stuff you've sprayed

Ground Elder

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 16:19

Glyphosate weedkiller will kill it if you leave it untill the leaves are brown before digging it up, and repeat the process every time some appears , but the problem will be that it's probably creeping in from next door or somewhere nearby. 


I often think that we should start cooking with it and encouraging it - after all that's what it was brought to the UK for - and that usually means that a plant is more difficult to grow than a weed.


I've received Mung bean seeds but I need advice

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 14:52

I grow them to get bean shoots to use in Chinese cooking and salads

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Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Last Post: 02/10/2015 at 07:49

Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Last Post: 13/09/2015 at 15:52

Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Last Post: 12/09/2015 at 15:37

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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