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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

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 

Money saving and recycling tips

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 12:48

I use Doff Liquid Seaweed concentrated multi-purpose feed - available on Amazon if your local GC doesn't have it.

Delphinium Soil Ammendments

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 11:36

Hi, we have a regular contributor known as Italophile who lives in Italy - I've sent him a Message asking if he's able to help 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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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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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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