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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

tree enquiry

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:57

I've googled pictures of the gallery gardens and suspect that it may have been a copper beech - the leaves of a copper beech are greener in the spring than they are later in the year. 


Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:52

I got a line of washing just about dry and then the heavens opened and we had lightning, thunder and hail all afternoon!!!  I just hope my figs are ok.  

It's only drizzling now so I've been out to fill the hedgehog dishes and I've seen that my clematis HF Young is beginning to open - it has absolutely huge blooms - I hope the weather picks up so they don't get bashed about. 


Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:31

What about a  Perovskia atriplicifolia Blue Spire?  It would look great next to the pittosporum and also look great in front of a wall 


Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:24

Thinking of you and hoping it all went well today Mike and that you're soon home and enjoying your garden again ((hugs)) 

Clematis ID please

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:11

Those pics do look even more like General S - don't you think Fg?

He's a very distinctive soft blue with a pinkish tinge. 

The Perfect Gentleman

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:01

I was feeling the same Busy Bee .............. 

edible or interloper?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 18:59

Oh yes, I'd far rather single beet than pick stones - even if my soft little hands did get blisters.  

Clematis ID please

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 18:08

I'm wondering if it's General Sikorski if you scroll down you'll see some with a pinky tinge - we had it in our last garden and it sometimes had a tinge of pink especially in wet weather. 

The Perfect Gentleman

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 17:47

He is a star isn't he   I do hope he's doing ok 

And I hope that your wife is feeling much better now. 

I'm so glad to hear your comments about this forum Fishy - I think I've made some real friends here 


edible or interloper?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 16:38

I grew up on a farm and when I got home from primary school at this time of year I joined the men out on the fields with a hoe, singling and weeding the rows of sugar beet to earn some pocket money - I developed quite a good eye for weeds that grow in arable fields - plus there was a pull-out poster from the Farmers Weekly pinned on the wall in the boot room. 

Things you learn at that age stay with you.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

John Innes Compost

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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

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A seasonal joke thread 
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Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Bargain Roses

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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

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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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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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