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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Whats happened to my garlic?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:25

Chuckle!!! 

Removing stubborn ornamental grass

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:23

It'll throw out some new shoots soon won't it?   And new growth absorbs the weedkiller quickly.

Sara, give it a good watering and encourage it to grow, then when it's got a good crop of new leaves then zap it with the potion!!! 

Rhubarb crowns

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:14

Don't pick any rhubarb the first year after transplanting them (next year).  Keep them fed and watered, and in 2016 you'll have lovely rhubarb 

Leggy tomato plants

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:11

You're over feeding them 

You don't need to feed them until the first truss of fruit has set. 

weired growths on late potatoes?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:10

It's the seeds of the potatoes - they look a bit like tomatoes, but are poisonous.  Do not eat them - you can remove them or not as you wish but they do no harm to the potatoes. 

Removing stubborn ornamental grass

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:00

I'd give it a good spraying with glyphosate and leave it for at least a month, probably more - when the weedkiller has travelled back into the roots they'll begin to decompose and it'll be much easier to dig/pull out 

Bug ID? I think it's a hornet

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 16:24

Think they're called jaspers after the mineral, which can be striped

What to grow under eucalyptus tree?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 16:10

I'd trim the turf back so you have a neat circle of bare soil.  You can then use this for feeding and watering your tree, and can mulch with well made garden compost in the autumn and spring to help conserve moisture.  

Trees never do well with grass up to their trunks.

Some Cyclamen hederafolium or coum would look pretty there and wouldn't be bothered by the mulching

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 15:43

Never planted veggies or fruits - need advice

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 15:34

I think you're starting at the wrong end so to speak

Let us know what your conditions are, and we can suggest things that will grow well in those conditions - or ask people who live in your neighbourhood what grows well in their gardens 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

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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