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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Espalier Apples Trees

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 19:42

Show us a pic 

I need hugs too....

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 19:24

Although I'm not a Liverpool supporter as such, I've always felt friendly towards them and taken a sort of an interest, so I understand your trauma David. ((hugs))

However, your trauma can be nothing compared with that inflicted on a lifelong follower of  Ipswich Town 

I remember the heady days of Sir Alf and Sir Bobby ...................... how are the mighty fallen.....

Espalier Apples Trees

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 18:44

Sounds like woolly aphid - spraying it with the hosepipe should get rid of the worst of it.


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 17:52

Just had to dash out and get the towels off the line - a sudden silent shower of that very fine rain - a wonderful rainbow in the east. 


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 17:39


eating nibbled radish

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 17:31

Wash the radishes - cook the slugs and snails - all will be well 


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 17:28

Hello folks - it's just clouding over now so I've shut the mini-greenhouse down a bit - there's tomatoes, courgettes, ipomeas and a baby dahlia in there 

Just went out to cut some tarragon for a potato salad - Note to self:  when bending down to cut tarragon, be aware that above your head is a heavy duty bird feeder freshly filled with peanuts 

Donate for us 1940's garden?

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 17:12

Tell us more about this - why would we donate seeds, plants and fruit trees to you?

We are private individuals  - are you a charity and if so what are you about?

eating nibbled radish

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 16:03

I've been doing it all my life and I've reached retirement age 

Dwarf apple tree

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 15:40

I wouldn't net the tree - netting trees is really dangerous for birds - unless you notice that the fruit is being damaged - I think the only birds that would go for apples are blackbirds and I don't think they'd perch in a dwarf fruit tree.

In my experience they usually only go after really ripe apples anyway, so the solution will be to pick them 


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
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Christmas lights in the garden

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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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A seasonal joke thread 
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Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

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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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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