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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Need tall plants for patio

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 09:42

We have a 6+ft trellis 'fence' alongside our patio to screen it from the side - we are growing a grapevine on it - we don't mind that it's deciduous as we don't sit outside a great deal in the winter (not this winter anyway!) and if we do the trellis provides enough privacy, the neighbours aren't outside in the winter.  

Don't know whether you've got planting space for a vine, but if you use a large container two or three Clematis alpina would cover that area quite quickly and look very attractive.

japanese style but new to it all help please

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 09:35

Oh, we seem to have three threads on this 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 09:31
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I look forward to more trips.

Me too   

So Sod's Law operated re your admission Nut, as well as my waterproof coat 

japanese style but new to it all help please

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 09:19

Going off at a bit of a tangent, but I'm currently reading this book

and apart from being a really engaging novel, it's giving me real insight into the theory involved in creating an authentic Japanese garden. 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 09:14

Ashleigh - if you're here then you've got gardening friends ((hugs)) 


I like Katherine Hodgkin, but like most Katherines (I have one) she is particularly idiosyncratic, only appearing at her best in very particular settings - try her in a stone trough with a light grey gravel dressing - she will look spectacular - that is one of my gardening ambitions. 

She did not appear at her best at Anglesey yesterday 


Posted: 10/02/2014 at 09:05

Good morning all and Happy Birthday Gg 

Having a slightly lazy morning - no stomping done yet  but lots of housew**k to be done later so energy will be expended. 


Posted: 09/02/2014 at 21:39

I've discovered that my weekends have just stretched and stretched ever since Nov 5th  - they seem never-ending 



........................................................................I'll get my coat 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 21:32

No you're right Nut, it wasn't you, was it Landgirl snapping the hellebores?

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 20:46

Has anyone noticed how many pages of Hello Forkers the ones who stayed at home managed to use today!!!  

We certainly found out who the chatterboxes are didn't we ..... and it's not us 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 20:43

Chicky - the big drifts were mainly of less posh types but there were clumps of the posh ones scattered amongst them - then in the more organised shrubby walk there were biggish areas of named varieties.  

There was even a variety with a sort of seersucker effect on the petals - a bit like my tablecloth but without the blue checks!

Glad you're home Panda - hope you didn't have too long to wait .... 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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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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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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