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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Courtyard Tree

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 14:56

That will look pretty - the RHS gves this advice for planting trees

Recommendations for a 9ft high living, thin, hedge near a house

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 14:42

I agree with Fairygirl - replace the fence and grow pyracantha up it - if you can still see your neighbour in the shower either you or he should get a window blind -  that's what we did

Courtyard Tree

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 12:54

What variety of tree have you chosen?

Iris bulb/corm

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 12:52

Or it could be one of  the smaller Iris reticulata

Iris bulb/corm

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 12:50

My thought is that it's a Dutch iris  - the sort that is popular with florists.  Is that what the bloom looks like?

Poisonous Berries

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 11:57

Have a look here - scroll down and you'll find Whitebeam.

dehydrating chilli peppers

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 11:49

I just leave mine on pads of kitchen roll on a sunny windowsill - they dry beautifully in a couple of weeks.

Roses in Winter

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 10:17

Hi Mary

I would shorten the roses themselves by one third, to help prevent them being wind-rocked, and I would wrap the pots (not the plants) in a few layers of bubblewrap to protect the pots (and the roots) from frost.  Apart from that they should be fine


Posted: 30/09/2014 at 09:33

Clari - my daughter had ME in her teens and twenties - she boosts her immune system with Selenium ACE from the chemist - seems to work for her

Right folks - I've had a slow start today so must get on - washing to hang out while Verdun's summer is still here

Solar powered pond pumps

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 09:29

Your pond sounds much like ours - we have turfed edges.  We used Blagdon Barley Straw Extract a couple of times in ours (you can get it from the GC or Amazon) and it's sorted the problem. 

It's more practical than using straw itself in a small pond and certainly hasn't harmed the wildlife - in our pond (dug this year) we've had frogs, toads, newts and a grass snake, not to mention damsel flies and dragon flies and many more insects.


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Do bees become addicted? 
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Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 08:19

Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 15:22

First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
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Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 11:10

The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
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Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 10:48

Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Last Post: 23/02/2015 at 11:25

Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 10:20

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Please help me choose 
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Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 18:01

New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
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