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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Problem Weed

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 21:07

The only thing that keeps coming back to me is Dog's Mercury, but it doesn't look quite right 

Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 20:57

Which way does the bed face Red Dahlia?


Posted: 19/10/2013 at 20:55

Porridge on Gold, then Little Brittain - that's the menu in this household - along with a G&T 


Never mind Verdun - you'll get the hang of it eventually 


Linseed is different from flaxseed grown for fibres

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 20:40

The same plant Linum usitatissimum will produce linseed oil and the fibres, although there have been some specific varieties produced for agriculture which are better for one purpose than the other and I don't know what the seed companies call them.

There are also several flaxes grown by gardeners to attract bees - these include  the blue-flowered species (L. narbonense), Lewis' blue flax (L. lewisii), and  perennial blue flax  (L. perenne).  There is also the scarlet flax (L. grandiflorum) and the yellow-flowered golden flax (L. flavum).


Posted: 19/10/2013 at 20:22

Started watching Strictly but OH is bored - he's making me a G&T while I have my feet up, then we'll watch Porridge 


Posted: 19/10/2013 at 19:09

Oh thank goodness Verdun - I had a cold feeling in the pit of my stomach then - thought we might have to whizz down south and rescue you 

Is any of this Japanese Knotweed?

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 19:05

Agree with Nut, can't see any Japanese Knotweed there.  

Can your solicitors negotiate a clause in the conveyance that if any Japanese Knotweed appears in your property within (??) years, that the developers (or their heirs and assigns, just in case the company folds) will fund more treatment?  

Or something like that, to protect you?  

Oak tree seedling

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 18:08

If you want to give it a chance to grow into a big handsome oak tree, give it as much space as you can, away from the other large trees, then you can watch it grow up 

Help needed with Twisted Hazel Tree

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 17:54

I've never pruned twisted hazel, it's usually slow growing and I think that pruning it can destroy the beauty of its form.  All I've ever needed to do is cut out any straight stems coming from below the graft.

Yours is obviously very happy now it's got it's feet in the soil.   A nice bushy Corylus contorta will look fabulous in the winter.  They can look a little congested in the summer, but we don't grow them for their foliage do we?

I don't think I'd worry about leaves turning black at this time of year -  they'll be falling off any tme now.  


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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