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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Eggs, and cooking with them

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 18:40

Remember to label whether you've added salt or sugar to the yolks - sweet scrambled eggs are an acquired taste 

Your favourite pergola rose

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 18:39

I'd give consideration to Souvenir de la Malmaison - a similar shaped bloom to Shropshire Lad, a beautiful shell-pink with just a touch of apricot - a good climber, continuous flowering, very scented, a gorgeous rose - it sometimes suffers in the wet, but with the blooms hanging down through the pergola that shouldn't be a problem 

Bluebottles & Conifers

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 17:48

I think they've just been sheltering there over the winter - as the weather warms up they'll leave and go wherever files go in the summer.   

Eggs, and cooking with them

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 16:59

There's lots of research now that shows that grass-finished meat contains far fewer triglycerides than grain-fed.   The same goes for game/wild meat. 

Plant ID help please

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 16:12

Honesty aka Lunaria annua - pretty plant with purple or white flowers and seeds you can dry for decoration. l

Music in the Garden

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 15:13
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)

I know you did....I was being silly, but there is a group called Fun


New Hedge Decisions

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 14:53

Simple question alert!

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 13:47

I bought Polka in pots like those in the picture last year and they were definitely one plant with 3 canes in each pot - roots all joined etc.  

Plant I'd please

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 13:44

It's not really invasive - it's easily kept under control - my Granny had it growing in crevices in her stone garden wall.  If you want to keep it under control cut it back to within a couple of inches of the roots when flowering's finished.  

Please recommend a lavender - will be in a large pot.

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 13:40

And don't forget that lavender needs to be cut hard back every year immediately after flowering or it'll grow long and straggly, so it won't mask the bins al the time.  

Here's the Norfolk Lavender Farm website 



Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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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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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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