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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Help, honeysuckle hanging off wall and bamboo

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:54

Oooh Peanuts! ((hugs)) - would a Hot Cross bun help - got some left from yesterday ....?

Would this be an idea do you think? I've never used it but it looks as if it would work.  

As for the honeysuckle - what about training it up an obelisk or making a wigwam with canes and string wrapped around as I do for sweet peas?  That way it's all yours and you're not sharing it with the NDNs 


Recycling Tree branches (from pruning)

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:38

And you get so much satisfaction from making the most use of everything 

Talkback: Top 10 pond plants

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:30

Our new pond is a wildlife pond and has no fish.  It doesn't have a filter, we're using lots of oxygenating plants, principally UK native hornwort, water violet and frogbit.  We get them from here 

Cavalo Nero

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:25

They can taste a bit bitter but I'd pick a few of the younger leaves and cook and taste them - what does it cost, a few minutes and a bit of electricity or gas 

Aye up - the other half wants a go!

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:24

You can grow an apple tree from a cutting, but they are likely to grow very large and take a longer time to produce fruit.  

This is why apple trees are usually grafted onto an appropriate root stock - more info here  .  

If your OH wants to go down the grafting route this video may be helpful .

My OH wasn't interested in gardening when I got him - now he's growing garlic and is quite keen on sempervivums 


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

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:07

Maybe we should print this out and put it somewhere the snails can read it think that'd make them hot foot it to another garden!

I went past a restaurant the other day which had English Snails on the menu!!!

Plant ID please

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:01

When I was a child we knew it as Jack in the Pulpit - one of my favourite wild flowers - I know spring is coming when I see the first shoots pushing up through the earth. 

A fascinating plant which traps insects in order to pollinate itself and produce its beautiful scarlet berries 

As children we were told it was poisonous and it's so easily identifiable, even to a child, so we never ever touched it. 

Help Identifying Lawn Invader!

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 07:55

At that stage you can just pull them up - they usually come up quite easily.  Then regular (weekly) mowing will keep it under control in your lawn.  However, you'll need to take more rigorous steps if and when it invades your borders.  

Bruising the fresh growth and application of a glyphosate weedkiller according to pack instructions is the best way I know but you'll need to keep repeating this.  It really is a b..... to get rid of and you have to keep on top of it or it'll spread like wildfire. 

Good luck and please don't hesitate to ask more questions 

Cavalo Nero

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 07:50

I think they're probably past their best if they're flowering.  Chop them up and put them on the compost heap 


Posted: 19/04/2014 at 07:00

AWB How exciting!!!  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Hallowe'en Howlers

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Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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All welcome ............who's coming? 
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It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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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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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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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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