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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Surely these are slow or struggling?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 13:18

What's under that gravel?  Was that area treated with a long-acting weedkiller before the grave was put down?  Does the neighbour know?

Help identifying tree

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 13:15

Could it be a tamarix?


Posted: 23/04/2014 at 13:12

Here you are Lily 

My new garden...suggestions appreciated.

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 12:10

It will be very different when the tree is gone - do you know what I would do - I would try to find someone who would turn the trunk into a sculpture - you could have the most wonderful piece of original art there as part of your garden, to grow things around and over.  

if the bark is all removed the tree won't regrow.  

Artjak may have a contact, or contact your local art school and see if any sculpture students are looking for a woodcarving project.

What an opportunity !!!

Belfast sinks

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 11:49

Do they need repairing?  I would worry about using resins and glues etc because of any impact on wildlife.  I'd just regard them as part of the character of the pond - it's for wildlife after all, not the kitchen

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 11:44

If the boxes are covered make sure you mark clearly which way is up and that they mustn't be stacked!!!  Many lorrydrivers are gardeners and lovely people, but there may be the odd one who's just in one heckovarush!!! 

Brilliant news!!!


Posted: 23/04/2014 at 11:42
Thomas Wilkinson2 wrote (see)

I've noticed that they dont like smoke. I'm a smoker and have tried blowing the smoke on the aphids to see if they didnt like it like bees. that seems to get rid of some of them at least... but probably not the best solution...

I get it Thomas - you're trying to find reasons to carry on smoking .........  LOL

Raspberries in a greenhouse?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 11:10

That's why I said net curtains - not net - birds don't get caught in net curtains just draped over the canes - after the fruits are formed and before they're ripe. 

What do you do or what did you do at work

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 11:07
David K wrote (see)
LorraineP wrote (see)

David - its the environment you work in and the people you work with that makes the difference to any job.  Are your work mates a good lot?


Riff-raff of the sort you would never believe!

David, you're not in politics are you? 

Talkback: Field horsetail

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 11:05

As its name suggests it is a weed of fields as well as gardens.  Farmers control it with weedkillers and regular cultivation - I've never heard of a field going out of production because of it. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Last Post: 21/11/2014 at 13:33

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 10:04

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 08:07

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 21:56

It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 19:27

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38


Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41
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