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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Suggestions for filling a small south facing border

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 07:33
I remember my first one being a week late so I went out and did some heavy digging on a clayey border - no use - he stayed where he was for another week!


Posted: 29/06/2014 at 07:32
Lesley, only too willing to have ice creams for everyone, as long as the calories go on your hips and not mine

Deadheading roses

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 07:24
Well, I've always cut them back to a leaf node, but the RHS says to do what you do ...

ID please

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 07:21
I've worked as a researcher in various fields - it's using a bit of lateral thinking to get the right terms to put into the search engine.

Ah, petunias - they've got jolly big leaves!

Is this the start of potato blight or just something of nothing?

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 07:03
If the spots are just brown spots like freckles, rather than grey and blotchy and puckered and wrinkled, I wouldn't worry about them - I'd leave them on the plants.

Little gems...

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 06:55
How big are they Zoomer - it's all very well to say 'Pick them and eat them now' but if they've only got say 4 leaves, that's a bit of a waste.

I'm growing Little Gem in a raised bed. I thinned them out when they were tiny - transplanting the thinned seedlings so they're a little bit behind the first row.

Now they need thinning again so we'll be having salad with the thinnings any day now - I shall be thinning them to about 6" apart and I'll leave the rest to form lovely firm hearts.

ID please

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 06:51
Aha, some googling has come up with this

It looks as if it's something along those lines - it says that sparrows like eating the flowers so you'd better top up the bird table to distract them

ID please

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 06:47
The plants on the left (large leaves) look like the bedding-type nicotianas.

The one with the yellow flowers and succulent-type leaves I don't recall seeing before, but someone will know them


Posted: 29/06/2014 at 06:44
Good morning Bekkie and any/everyone else who isn't sleeping off smiley exhaustion!!!

Sunshine and blue skies today - nothing urgent needs doing in the garden today apart from dead heading some roses, so .............. we thought we might go to the seaside!!!


Posted: 28/06/2014 at 21:14
It's been a busy day in this part of Norfolk. Hope Snoodle's part of Norfolk enjoyed a lovely birthday party.

Now, although I haven't got a yawning smiley, Dove is going to doze - see you in the morning folks - sweet dreams everyone

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Plant ID please

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All your questions answered 
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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

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Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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