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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

sick? Quercus Ilex

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 10:44

It looks to me as if it's been affected by leaf miners - not very pleasing aesthetically but it shouldn't really harm the tree although it may slow down the growth a bit. 


Posted: 19/04/2014 at 10:13

I think I'm right in thinking that Stacey does 'one of those jobs' that may require her to keep her head down on the www from time to time - a friend who used to do 'one of those jobs' and who is recently retired has been required recently to keep off the www as he was being 'watched online' by ............ someone.  

Maybe she's being sensible and is keeping her head down 

plant suggestions for a shady balcony

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:56

That looks like a brilliant idea - a bit pricey but given the cost of land .... and it's cheaper than going to the gym 

Help, honeysuckle hanging off wall and bamboo

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:54

Oooh Peanuts! ((hugs)) - would a Hot Cross bun help - got some left from yesterday ....?

Would this be an idea do you think? I've never used it but it looks as if it would work.  

As for the honeysuckle - what about training it up an obelisk or making a wigwam with canes and string wrapped around as I do for sweet peas?  That way it's all yours and you're not sharing it with the NDNs 


Recycling Tree branches (from pruning)

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:38

And you get so much satisfaction from making the most use of everything 

Talkback: Top 10 pond plants

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:30

Our new pond is a wildlife pond and has no fish.  It doesn't have a filter, we're using lots of oxygenating plants, principally UK native hornwort, water violet and frogbit.  We get them from here 

Cavalo Nero

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:25

They can taste a bit bitter but I'd pick a few of the younger leaves and cook and taste them - what does it cost, a few minutes and a bit of electricity or gas 

Aye up - the other half wants a go!

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:24

You can grow an apple tree from a cutting, but they are likely to grow very large and take a longer time to produce fruit.  

This is why apple trees are usually grafted onto an appropriate root stock - more info here  .  

If your OH wants to go down the grafting route this video may be helpful .

My OH wasn't interested in gardening when I got him - now he's growing garlic and is quite keen on sempervivums 


All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:07

Maybe we should print this out and put it somewhere the snails can read it think that'd make them hot foot it to another garden!

I went past a restaurant the other day which had English Snails on the menu!!!

Plant ID please

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:01

When I was a child we knew it as Jack in the Pulpit - one of my favourite wild flowers - I know spring is coming when I see the first shoots pushing up through the earth. 

A fascinating plant which traps insects in order to pollinate itself and produce its beautiful scarlet berries 

As children we were told it was poisonous and it's so easily identifiable, even to a child, so we never ever touched it. 

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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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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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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