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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Compost crust

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 20:06

What are you using the compost for?


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 20:04

I've just discovered a new nursery - well it's not new but somehow I don't know it  lots of really unusual hardy plants and it's only just down the road from Bressingham - problem is it's not open on Tuesdays   I shall have to go back 

Strange white infestation in Viola pot

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 19:25

Looks like some sort of aphid - I use a spray of weak washing up liquid. 

to me it is a mistery

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 19:22

What about wild chamomile? 

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 19:03

Three more today 

Fence Colour Dilemma

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 18:31

I think it depends on whether you want a strong contemporary look or a more romantic cottage garden feel.  Matt black can look fantastic, particularly with strong shapes and rich colours, but it can also feel a bit oppressive.

We've painted our fence in a bluey-green called Seagrass, which makes the fences recede and the greens of the climbers and treetrunks look fantastic against it  We used Ronseal Garden Shades - have a look at their website and the examples they show and see if it helps you focus on the look you're after. 


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 18:27

A man's urine is supposed to be a deterrent.  

Gooseberry & blackcurrant berries dropped off

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 18:24

Are they dry?  I note that you garden on clay - sometimes although there is plenty of moisture underground, the topsoil can dry out quickly and the bushes' roots can't reach the moisture.


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 18:08



Posted: 16/05/2014 at 18:02
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

At least you don't look miserable about it Dove! I'm afraid I put weedkiller on mine, there were more than just dandelions.

I do in the front, but not in the back 'cos we like the marjoram and the daisies and the bird's eye and the prunella  and the buttercups et al that we've got, plus of course the frogs and newts and hedgehogs etc.   It's only the dandelions that I dig out at the back and that's because the seeds blow next door - he's elderly  and a little confused and has a man come to do his garden and I don't want to add to the stress.

However, when I did the front lawn with weed and feed, the stuff had got damp in the garage and it didn't spread evenly and missed some patches, so I'm having to grub out some hawkweed that it missed - when I say 'some' I mean I'll probably have to re-seed afterwards 

Don't worry folks - I'll slap Panda's wrist and tell her to tell her GP   Anyway, she's got to be good or she won't get her pressie 

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