Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 24/04/2014 at 18:21

Hello folks   I'm home   and we've had to rearrange the house as I was seduced by a 19C Chinese porcelain jar   

Good job we didn't do any detours into GCs on the way home or we'd be living on beans on toast for the next month 

I've had a lovely plant present arrive - remember that dahlia I saw at East Ruston last year - Star Child - a very kind Forker has sent me a baby Star Child 


Posted: 23/04/2014 at 16:55

Right folks - I'm setting off for my sleepover at son and DIL's - see you tomorrow evening 

Surely these are slow or struggling?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 16:52

Well, as I said, mine are growing like mad - but those sticks wouldn't be sprouting new shoots, they should be coming from below ground around there  - it might be a little early for them if it's their first year - you've not been weeding or hoeing around them have you? 

I'd do as Verdun suggests - I always do what Verdun suggests 

My new garden...suggestions appreciated.

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 16:30

What a fabulous project - I'm getting all excited too!!!  Keep us informed - with pictures 


Posted: 23/04/2014 at 16:28

Our regulars are only coming for food occasionally at the moment - it was the same last year and the year before - this time of year they're meeting up with other hedgehogs for 'other activities' - yours may even be a female and possibly she has little ones somewhere  I'm sure he/she'll be back - maybe with friends or family 

Bulb/tuber questions

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 16:03



Posted: 23/04/2014 at 16:02

That's lovely Tracey - you are a lucky girl   I'm not really into orchids, although I used to paint them, and we have a Phalenopsis in the bathroom, but last time we stayed in Cornwall there was a Dendronium in the cottage we rented - it was gorgeous 

Where are YOU?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 15:54
nodlisab wrote (see)
Daisyheadcase wrote (see)

Still haven't worked out how to add my location to the map.

Can someone answer this?

Top left hand corner of the map there are some symbols - one is a balloon - grab it and take it to your approximate location on the map - a box will open for you to put your Board Name in.  Then Save 

Mothers Day present

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 15:25

Doesn't look like any hemp to me.

red robin and lavender

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 14:48


I think Red Robin needs to be planted in the ground - it grows into a small tree-size - your trough really wouldn't be deep enough

Tell us more about your garden, the trough and what you want to screen.


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Last Post: Yesterday 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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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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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46


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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