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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Dead beech tree in beech hedge, pest?

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 15:07

Can you show us a cross-section of the trunk please - I think that's more important than what's on the outside of the tree/bush, which may have happened after it died. 

Pennisetum grass: why no seed heads?

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 15:01

All I can think of is that they might be hungry - all that rain we had last year washed lots of nutrients out of the soil and I think quite a few plants have suffered because of it this year.

 I'd give them a sprinkling of Fish, Blood and Bone in the early spring of next year.  Hope it works - lovely plant 

What's best to grow know

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 14:57

Sow some Swiss Chard now, you should get some pickings this side of the bad weather, then it'll survive the winter even under snow, and you'll get fresh new leaves in the spring.

Sow Broad Beans Aquadulce Claudia at the end of October - they'll grow a bit, stand over the winter and you'll get an early crop in the late spring early summer, before the spring sown beans are ready. 


Posted: 01/09/2013 at 14:52

I have 


Posted: 01/09/2013 at 14:14

I'm hoping that with a name like Stavros he's arranged for us to have Mediterranean weather for the duration


Posted: 01/09/2013 at 13:31


Mmm sorry, not as warm as further south 

Help Identifying Plant

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 13:25


Posted: 01/09/2013 at 13:21

New R4 weatherman Stavros says its going to be in the high 20s by Thursday!!!

Im back

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 13:19

I'm all for stirring comments

just not so keen on




Posted: 01/09/2013 at 12:50

Snap!mmWe've got some sweetcorn to eat today (fresh from the farmshop as I didn't have room for any in the garden this year) We'll have it for supper along with some runner beans and some ribeye 

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

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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