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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Ground elder! Advise urgently needed!! Help

Posted: Yesterday at 08:22

I would use Weedol Rootkill Plus - apply it as per the pack instructions and leave weeds until they have withered and turned brown.  That means the weedkiller has gone into the roots too. 

However, the ground elder must have spread in there from somewhere - check your boundary fences and sink vertical root barriers  into the ground if the ground elder appears to be coming in from outside of your property. 

Painting of fence

Posted: Yesterday at 08:14

Cuprinol Garden Shades comes in Country Cream 


Posted: Yesterday at 07:58

Hello BL - sounds lovely   We drove by some gorgeous bluebell woods down in south Suffolk yesterday - things were noticeably more advanced down there than up in North Norfolk.


Posted: Yesterday at 07:19

Panda, have a great time 

Good morning KEF - can you have black coffee?  That's my usual on such mornings - on most mornings actually.  

Gorgeous blue skies here 

Leeks,Carrots & Cabbage

Posted: Yesterday at 06:44

Good luck - let us know how you get on 

New gardener: Wall trough plant ideas

Posted: Yesterday at 06:32

You need to think about the amount of compost it will hold - the bigger the container the less frequently it will require watering.  Also using compost with added moisture retention granules would be a good idea. 

Do you really need special seed compost?

Posted: Yesterday at 06:29

I find that it's best to use loam based seed compost for hardy perennials that may take a while to germinate and are going to stay outside for a goodly while.

For quick germinating veg seeds etc I'll use sieved MPC.  

Plant ID, updates and confirmations.

Posted: Yesterday at 06:22

Have you got a photo of the trunk/base of the tree, Jack?


Posted: Yesterday at 06:11

Good morning all   Stayed chatting with son and daughter in law yesterday evening and didn't get back until fairly late - however I still woke up at my usually early hour this morning - I'll probably need a nap later 

Glad to see you've all been busy ............. 

Wildlife pond - maybe?

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 06:37

Swan mussels were common in our local rivers when I was a child, but I've not seen any for ages - think they became quite scarce due to pollution 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:19

Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Last Post: 04/03/2014 at 08:00

Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 13:28

Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:05

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:27

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 17:33

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

What is this ornamental tree please?

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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 22:12

A Holly Orchard

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Last Post: 28/12/2013 at 14:46

Happy Endings

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Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 17:57

Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 08:23

Growing Mushrooms

Has anyone done it on purpose? 
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