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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Greenhouse flooring

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:33


Moving apple tree

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:32


Patio peach trees

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:32


Food makers

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:23

 You don't need anything more complex than a bucket - if you want an added refinement you could track down a coarse hessian sack.


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:15

Yes, unless you're much unluckier than I've ever been it'll grow back, probably bigger and stronger than before - all you need is patience 


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:50

After the flowers have died down. 

grey squirrels

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:48

As soon as you cull any wild animals what happens is that more move into the space -  "Nature abhors a vacuum" (Aristotle)  - that is why culls only work on small islands.

Sweet Pea thread

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:44

You can sow them outside direct where they're going to grow now 

The Canny Gardener

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:43
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Funny how their supporters often only post for the first time to say so,  isn't it?......


Fairygirl wrote (see)

Funny how their supporters often only post for the first time to say so,  isn't it?......


nutcutlet wrote (see)

I was just thinking that Fairy 

Must be coincidence, surely

Another coincidence?   How random is that? 

miscellaneous plants progress

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:32

Everything except the tomatoes can go outside (harden them off first by putting them out during the day and bringing them in at night for about a week).

When hardened off put them in the little grow house and leave it open during the day with the 'door' fixed up and close it at night.

I wouldn't put the tomatoes out until June, and then dependant  on the weather. 

You could even plant the lettuce and parsley out into the garden when hardened off.  

Snip those flower stalks off the strawberries - in their first year they need to put all their energy into building up the crowns so that they fruit well next year.

They're all looking very healthy 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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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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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

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

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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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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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

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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