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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Identify two new tree shoots

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 22:17

I agree with Nut - ash and possibly elder too.  Unless you havethe  space for what will quite quickly become large trees - the ash will be very large - then they are weeds and should be pulled up now.  


Posted: 25/07/2013 at 22:11

Aren't the flowers amazing?  The first time my OH saw a courgette flower he couldn't believe it was a veg and not an ornamental flower.  Now he looks forward to the flowers every summer 

Advice on potatoes

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 22:08

What type of mushroom / fungus is this ?

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 22:06

We have similar fungi appearing in this garden around August time - I have no idea if they're edible - I would want an expert to tell me.  I have eaten all sorts of wild fungi but only when identified by an acknlowledged expert.  

However, I'm so pleased you're not going to destroy them - I grew up running wild in the countryside and never thought of licking or eating anything a trusted adult hadn't told me was 100% safe. I just regard them as yet more of the wonderful bounty of Nature and my children always thought they were just magical 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 21:36

Hello folks - we've been eating lime and coconut icecream - it's usually a weekend indulgence but I'm going away to The Gower for the weekend with son to a relly's birthday bash and OH has to stay here for work - he's also in charge of plant watering and hedgehog feeding duties! 


Posted: 25/07/2013 at 21:09

Well done for choosing Parador - I grew them last year and they were superb, even in a really rotten growing year.

 I couldn't find them this year and am growing another yellow variety and they're not as good and I'm disappointed.  

Next year I will search high and low for Parador 

first time tomato grower seeks advice

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 18:21

   Good luck - if you've got any more questions don't hesitate to ask - someone here'll know the answer ....

Fighting Bramble

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 18:08

I imagine the property developers will have paid the landscapers to do the job properly - they should call them back and make sure they do!

 I'd let the developers know what's happening ....

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 18:02

Oh goodness!  Is it that time already?  I knew I was right not doing my manicure until this evening - I've just found some Aquilegia alpina seedpods perfectly ripe, so I've had to fill a seed tray and sow them, haven't I?  

first time tomato grower seeks advice

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 17:59

Hi Tomsk - the tomatoes grow where the flowers were .  They will grow to their full size, depending on what type they are (cherry, plum, 'ordinary' or beefsteak) and then they will start to turn colour - so late summer through to early autumn.

Afraid tomato plants only last the one year (in the UK anyway) so next spring you start all over again - watch out, you'll get addicted to tomato growing 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 11:57

Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:19

Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Last Post: 04/03/2014 at 08:00

Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 13:28

Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:05

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:27

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 17:33

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

What is this ornamental tree please?

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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 22:12

A Holly Orchard

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Last Post: 28/12/2013 at 14:46

Happy Endings

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Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 17:57

Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 08:23

Growing Mushrooms

Has anyone done it on purpose? 
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Last Post: 28/11/2013 at 01:00
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