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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Butterfly sightings 2014

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 20:04

We had a Peacock in the garden the other morning in the sunshine, and we've had a couple of Small Tortoiseshells over the past few days too - lovely to see them 

Cutting the lawn

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 20:01

We're in Norfolk - OH knows he'll be cutting the lawns this weekend 


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 19:58

Stacey - you'll remember today for ever 

The GC was actually a family run nursery called Simpsons Nurseries Ltd at Fordham near Ely - /

I shall sing it's praises 'cos it was fantastic - acres of wonderful sturdy plants of all sorts, including lots of 'more interesting' ones - even the pots of bulbs including lots of different varieties, not just the more usual ones seen at the big name GCs.  And the value!!!!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely amazing.  I'm sure that what I bought would've cost me double in Notcutts or Wyvale!!! 

Ok, here's what I bought:

Clematis - 3 for £10 - 'Daniel Deronda', viticella 'Purpurea Plena Elegans' and  'Will Goodwin' - not big plants but healthy and sturdy with lots of shoots and buds.

Pulmonaria  Silver Bouquet - pink/blue flowers with lovely silver leaves £4.50 


Viburnum Bodnatense Charles Lamont  - what looks like at least a 3 year old plant in bloom for £7.00


Border in complete shade

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 19:34

I think the leaves in your picture may be comfrey or borage or something like that.  Don't think it's pulmonaria. 

My Shady Bank is a northfacing bed with a high fence to the south side so northfacing as well - we've got several honeysuckles and clematis growing up the fence and some roses - there are several of each that are perfectly happy in shade. 


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 19:25

Hello folks  I'm back from a day travelling around East Anglia with son - somehow a detour to a GC happened and 5 plants leaped into the car !!!

As if I haven't got enough waiting to be planted ................ 

Since joining GW forum,I have been overwhelmed with all the support & advise

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 19:10

Aw, and so say all of us 

Can someone please recommend me great colourful pink/red/ climber :)

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 08:06

What about Actinidia kolomikta? 

Not something I've grown myself, but it does look very pretty, and carries a lot of pink for a large part of the year. 

Cleaning patio

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 08:03

I would love it if our terrace developed lichens -  have you seen the price of aged stone troughs with lichen on them? 

I think this might be a case for the Envy thread 

Toil soil advice needed

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 06:15
Have a go Nick wrote (see)

Even if we've had quite a few slugs last year 

just fine to turn over and add manure?

Absolutely fine - it'll be great 

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 06:07

My envy is for people who can make decisions - I'm really struggling to work out whether this garden can cope with a wildlife pond, and if so where it will go 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 08:02

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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