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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Plant/weed ID

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 19:48

It looks like a pupa of the beautiful Angle Shades moth


garden centres vs garden nursery's

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 19:16

If you want some basic plants, similar to the ones everyone else has got,  and some pots and bags of compost and manure and some new tools, camping equipment, Christmas decorations and some tropical fish, bird food, kitchen equipment, new boots, a gilet, sweets, birthday cards, artificial flowers or some costume jewellery the go to a garden centre 

If you want to buy some special plants from someone who understands them and has grown them well, then go to a family-run nursery 


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 19:10

Well, he does like cake ......... but he gets a lot of it at work - he's their official cake tester  so it'll have to be very special cake to keep him out of the studio after he's finished digging the pond .....


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 18:58

Well yes, Nut, there's those as well, and then there's lovely little family-run nurseries .................. 

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 18:57


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 18:51

Lisa, I'm better than I was now that I'm retired and don't work next door to one GC - but it doesn't help that my OH works in a farm shop on the same site as another GC and of course I go there to do the food shopping ......... well, once the car's parked there ............... 


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 18:48
Verdun wrote (see)

...... Saw a guy watering his garden today....what???


Watered mine today, but only where I'd sown some beetroot seeds  

Verdun wrote (see)

Been hot here today.  A day for salads and ice creams.  Wonderful day

Expecting a few plants by courier on Tuesday.....posting tomorrow.

 Saw a guy watering his garden today....what???



4thPanda wrote (see)

.... Can I get a loan of your under gardener please 

He says he's very expensive   

And anyway, he has more pond to dig tomorrow - we've just decided it's going to be even bigger 


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 17:55

I won one last year 

Where to put greenhouse?

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 17:23

My neighbours have got a greenhouse - problem is they use it 


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 17:22

Have a look at the stems of the fourth one - if they've got some prickles on them, they'll probably be autumn raspberries - if they are cut them down to the ground and give them a sprinkling of fish, blood and bone and you'll have new shoots before long which will give you fruit in the late summer/autumn 

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Crown Prince squash???

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ID please

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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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