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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

How Safe is Your Garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 20:09

Hope they're going to help you complete the job, and get really green and slimey 


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 20:08

I often garden in bare feet 

Tonight I shall be mainly watching Springwatch!!! 

How Safe is Your Garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:58

Oh bless them - what a triumph!!!  


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:53
Verdun wrote (see) went for SMALL portions?  

Smaller Verdun, not small   And that was only lunch .......... we've just had a meat and three veg supper 

Just had a phone call from daughter who works with young adults with learning disabilities - please can she have some easy tomato plants for one of her young ladies who wants to grow tomatoes?  I think a few Gardener's Delight plants should fit the bill don't you? 


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:44

  What's a motorway? 

New member introduction

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:41

Welcome Dictamnus    Looking forward to hearing more about your garden and hopefully seeing some pictures too 

Garden tattoos? Or generally cool and interesting tattoos?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:37

When I was 14 Flower Power was at its height - I wanted to have purple butterflies tattooed on my head ..................... 


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:02

Hello folks   Lunch was very good - roast gammon with a good fried egg on top, chips and coleslaw followed by Eton Mess   However we went for the Seniors' Menu as the portions are a bit smaller 

Friend has given me vast numbers of plants - tomatoes include  San Marzano, Green Envy, Black Russian, Santa, Sungold and Alicante, also two patio cukes, a patio aubergine, a chilli and some red basil.  

I had made a positive effort to reduce the number of tomatoes we're growing this year .............. foiled again 

As Alan 4711 said earlier, the rain has been torrential - look here  - if you look at the one of Beatrice Road, that's right on top of the very steep Gas Hill which has a 20% gradient!!!  How can that flood like that?

clematis alpina

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:41

How big is the pot? Clematis like their roots to be cool - is the pot shaded - not just the soil surface but the whole pot?

Also, has it been fed - clematis are very hungry.  

I presume it's been watered frequently in the sunny weather  - alpinas have a lot of foliage, that will transpire a lot of moisture in the sunny weather we've been having - it will have needed plenty of watering. 

What's this??

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:33

It's one of the hardy geraniums.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 21:56

It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38


Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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