Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 15:25

I'm about to plant a rose very close to where we've dug out an old climbing rose.  I'm going to replace some of the soil (with some of the soil dug out when we dug the pond) and dig in loads of well-rotted farmyard manure and leaf mould, and use micorrhizal fungi on the roots - I will then cross my fingers and pray 

Strange Bird Behaviour

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:38

He didn't eat it 'cos he's collecting it for the babies - just needs to subdue it a bit first 

Please help identify this plant

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:31

Doesn't look like a laburnum to me - wrong type of growth habit.


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:27

Yes cowslips can be grown from seed.  The seeds need to be really ripe and sown in the autumn - see here 

Please help identify this plant

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:23

Hi Preksha

It looks to me like a Winter Flowering Jasmine

So cheerful in the depths of winter 


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:21

PD - how fantastic!!! - we shall require constant updates and pics 

Are you camping? 

fig tree

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:20

This site gives the best information re growing figs in the UK that I've ever found 

Also very helpful people and superb produce - I've no relationship with them other than as a very satisfied customer. 

Greenhouses, Planning Rules and Boundaries...

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:15

Sounds as though you need to look at the Party Wall Act 


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:11

Tootles, I will say that's the healthiest looking buttercup I've seen in a long time - 

If anyone says anything, just tell them you're planning a Buttercup Meadow

Very good for wildlife 



Posted: 27/04/2014 at 09:35

I agree Hostasfan - heartbreaking 

Even as a pre-school child I could see that for an afflicted rabbit a quick despatch was a kindness. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

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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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


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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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

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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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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