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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Fuchsias - on the change?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 17:13

Have they been fed?  How often are they watered?

How to get what you want out of a landscape designer?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 17:12

I suggest you collect together some pictures of gardens, plants and features that you like - a sort of mood board or scrap book - clippings from gardening magazines, photographs of other peoples gardens that you like, places you've been to etc, as well as make a list of practical uses you'll need in your garden, e.g. herb patch, washing line, BBQ, patio, shady seat, children's play area, veg patch etc.  

That will give a good designer something to start with .... 

anaemic cabbages

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 16:14

Not a cabbage I know, but from pictures online only the outside leaves are dark, the central heart is pale, like a Greyhound cabbage ....... can you post a picture for us to have a look at please?

Road building anyone?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 16:05

I suppose it's worth bearing in mind that if the access is only needed for haymaking, the ground should be pretty firm at that time of year.

Haymaking is rarely done in wet weather 

Talkback: Growing vegetables - tips for planting out lettuces

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 16:02

Is the gunk just on the outside leaves?  The outside leaves go on the compost heap.  

Rose seeds

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 15:00

I think that if you sow them this year they may well not germinate until next year - I'd leave them outside in a quiet shady corner and go and have a look in the spring. 

Virus

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:59

I've recently started getting annoying pop ups including some purporting to be from Google Chrome telling me to update my settings - I've been into Google Chrome via their website rather than via a pop up and refreshed all my settings - it seems to have sorted things .... so far ....

Office Plant Identification

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:39

I once took a whole load of pelargoniums into the office for the winter - when we were shut over Christmas and a cold snap was threatened the lovely cleaner moved them all away from the windows and into the centre of the room and turned the heating up a bit (don't tell the boss!) 

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

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:35

Like your logic Snoodle!!!  

Holey snail

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:33

To discover whether you have song thrushes in the area, sit out in your garden just before dusk and listen - as the other birds go quiet a song thrush will sing from a high vantage point http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2N9BN-mYrw   

So easy to identify if you remember Robert Browning's poem, Home Thoughts from Abroad

" ... That’s the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, 
Lest you should think he never could recapture 
The first fine careless rapture!  ..."

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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

Neonicontinoids

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

Galanthophiles

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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Last Post: 01/01/2015 at 18:00

Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
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Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 16:47

Christmas lights in the garden

Already! 
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Last Post: 24/12/2014 at 21:51

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Last Post: 24/11/2014 at 07:52
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