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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

New member seeks re-turfing advice.

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 07:24

Hi Kinny and welcome and congratulations on new baby 

I think that many people's lawns are suffering this winter so don't be too despondent - we'll all be working this spring to get them looking a bit better.

I think we may be able to salvage your lawn before baby is big enough to be toddling all over it and enjoying your garden.  It is amazing what can be done with a mix of topsoil and grass seed and some tlc, but it will be helpful to have some photographs and something that will give us an idea of the scale of the problem and the size of the gaps etc and then we'll come up with some suggestions. 


Posted: 27/02/2014 at 07:18

Good morning all 

Absolutely tipping it down here - I've not even been out to check the garden  thermometer!

For those who asked - yes, Joan Hickson - she is Miss Marple - there is no other 

think I might go into the city to get Pa's birthday present (94 next Wednesday) and an anniversary card for them 66 years married next Tuesday. 


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 19:44

Have a good evening folks, my feet are up and the knitting is out and I'm watching Miss Marple ........ she taught me all I know .................. sweet dreams everyone - see you tomorrow. 


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 19:35

But it was a very large slice Panda, and I thought you left that piece for Verdun 


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 19:14

Philippa, Panda may say she prefers cheese scones - but I've seen her tuck into a large piece of chocolate cake with complete abandon - she'll eat chocolate, believe me 


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 18:35

Thank you Lily

Thank you Philippa - I've got a clean plate 

Panda, have a good natter - sorry, I mean 'meeting' 

Matty - sounds like a good gardening session 

MONTY DON...disparu encore une fois?

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 18:07

I think I should point out that the 4th post was not calling the original poster a 'nut' - it was a response to the poster called Nutcutlet, aka Nut. 


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 17:57

My daughter had glandular fever at 11 years old and was really ill - following that she developed ME which blighted most of her teens and twenties and she had to drop out of her degree - it's only when she was in her 30s that she's been able to complete her education and start a career - her hub has health problems too.  Life has been tough for both of them, but they're a lovely couple and make a fantastic team. 

MONTY DON...disparu encore une fois?

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 17:07

Busy Bee - I agree with everything you've just said 

Talkback: How to plant long-cane raspberries

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 17:05

Have they got any little side shoots, twiggy bits where they fruited last year?  If not then they're likely to be summer fruiting raspberries.  Tie them in to supports and give them a dose of potash and make sure you've got room in the freezer 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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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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