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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 20:00

potato problem

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:57

I agree with David - it looks like blight to me too 

Nothing to do with Moldy Warp 

Identification ?

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:36

Have you got any cherry trees nearby?  That looks like a sucker from prunus roots. 


Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:29

In time a beech tree can reach 50 metres in height - do you really want it to grow into a tree?  How big is your garden?

If you have a normal sized garden there are lots of much smaller trees you can choose from. 

Potato blight

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 18:43

It does sound to me like Club root 

Liming can help if you want to grow brassicas agan, and there are some varieties that are reputed to have some resistance. 


Posted: 28/07/2014 at 18:29

Re Tomato Plantation - I had lots of tomato plants last year and made a clear plan to cut down this year - I gave loadsa plants away to a friend ............ who gave me even more back



Posted: 28/07/2014 at 17:43

No proper rain here today, just enough wetness to stop anything happening in the garden, especially no washing on the line - shame 'cos the last spin finished just as the wetness started outside 

I did get the chance earlier to attend to the 30+ tomato plants on the terrace, taking out sideshoots and tying them up to the canes - providing the weather behaves itself we've got a good crop coming - the tomatoes have grown better than ever before - gardening fingers very crossed 

Whats happened to my garlic?

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 17:27

Alcofrolic hedgehogs???


Posted: 28/07/2014 at 13:52

We've got one of those living in the raspberry thicket Panda 

seedy grass in my lawn

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 12:48

All grass will seed in the summer if it's allowed to get long enough - it just needs mowing 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Last Post: 21/05/2015 at 09:32


Do bees become addicted? 
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Last Post: 30/04/2015 at 15:24

Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 08:19

Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 15:22

First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
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Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 11:10

The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
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Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 10:48

Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Last Post: 23/02/2015 at 11:25

Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 10:20

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27


Please help me choose 
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Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 18:01

New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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