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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Pond in a barrel

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 07:31

I suspectthe little black creatures are mosquito larvae - are they very wiggly?  Hope the goldfish get them all 

With the temperatures as they are at the moment I suspect it'll be hard to keep the water oxygenated in such a new pond  - is it in the sun or the shade?  When I had a small pool a bit like this I used an aquarium filter and pump to circulate the water and made a little sort of waterfall to try to  aerate the water a bit. 


Posted: 20/07/2013 at 07:27

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Posted: 20/07/2013 at 07:23  An absolutely brilliant festival Sue - not just music (and all sorts of music) but comedy, dance (including Sadlers Wells), literature, theatre  - just everything - wish I had time to go ...............


Posted: 20/07/2013 at 07:04

Good morning all   yes, cooler here too - this morning I'll be visiting my elderly parents in their care home, if I can get past  Latitude!  It's right between them and me and there's no sensible way around it, I'll have to go through it, or at least right between the car parks and the entrances!

Lovely pics Andy   I'm trying to work out what the lilac flowers in the second photos are - are they a phlox?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 21:08

Glad you're back Gardengirl - hope the pains go away ((hug))

Having had a BBQd pork chop and half a big beefsteak tomato, I now have an unaccountable urge for chocolate - I am not usually a chocolate sort of person, but today I need chocolate - but we have no chocolate and the local shop is shut 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 19:18

Hello folks   It's the weekend - the barbie is alight and there are two thick pork chops marinading and waiting for the charcoal to be ready.  

Tomorrow I'll be parent-visiting, but Sunday I can spend all day in the garden if it's not too hot, if it is I'll drink cool drinks indoors until the terrace is in the shade, then I'll drink them out there 

Weeds and new mulch

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 06:49

Hoe the weeds out regularly every few weeks - that's how you get rid of weeds - that's gardening.  No amount of mulching will get rid of weeds.

How to restrict the spread of a climber?

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 06:46

Glyphosate would kill the whole plant.

Tomato plants

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 06:40

My tomatoes are outside in big pots - I'm watering twice a week at the moment. 

Insect identification

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 06:37

Looks like a Cardnal beetle to me too - a definite goodie in the garden 

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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Growing Mushrooms

Has anyone done it on purpose? 
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