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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Berberis thunbergii pronunciation

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:33

I say thun- berg -ee -eye




Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:32

Yes, a lovely mix of seeds - but I could do without the hawkbit - in fact I could probably supply them with enough hawkbit seeds from our front lawn - anyone want any if I don't get around to mowing?

What is this?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:23

Yes, here's some info re oxalis - it can be a pest - scroll down and you'll see the one you've got 

Try to get rid of it - you'll never succeed totally, but keep trying like the rest of us 

Good luck!


Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:01

Lots of mulching with FYM in the winter, and again in the summer after you've finished pulling stalks. 

Minimilist small gardeb

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:59

Groups of three or five pots of plants all the same will look really elegant - always odd numbers 

What is this?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:57

To post a pic click on the green tree icon in the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions. 

Mini pond

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:55

We once had a really small pond (in a sink - we inherited it along with the goldfish it contained) and when the weather got warm the poor goldfish were gasping for oxygen, so we got a tiny tiny water feature pump and created a sort of a waterfall with a reclaimed victorian standpipe - it aerated the water really quite well as long as you cleaned the filter every few days in the summer. 

What have I got here

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:48

My chard isn't hairy 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:24

 Some of the free tulips from GW last winter.

 This is the third year for these tulips - they're smaller than they were, but still pretty.

 False Oxslips that have appeared from nowhere

 These tulips were part of a retirement present from a colleague - I must email her a pic.

 Clematis alpina Pamela Jackman, just coming out - a wonderful inky blueness 


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:17

Gorgeous garden Pdoc, thanks for the pics 

You've all seen my latest pics of the pond on Hello Forkers - here are some more pics of our garden this weekend ....

The sweetpea seedlings have been planted out into a corner of the herb garden.


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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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

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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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46


How to get around the current problem .... 
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