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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Autumn colour

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 11:11

The autumn sun is shining and although the garden is looking a bit dishevelled, there are some glorious colours still shining ...

 Naked boys in the Wilderness



Posted: 08/10/2015 at 11:00

Looking out of the kitchen window I spotted some Naked Boys in my garden - popped out there with the camera

From 24 degrees on Sunday to the first snow today!

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 09:52

Brrrrrrrr!  Courgettes still fruiting here ... just

What type of tree is this?

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 09:46

Agree - Corylus avellana 'Contorta' the Corkscrew Hazel.  Most attractive in the winter and spring when it loses its leaves and grows catkins. 

Watch out for and remove suckering growth from below the graft - these have straight stems and will overtake the contorted growth which is much loved by flower arrangers.


Posted: 08/10/2015 at 08:34

Have a good day Wonky - see you later ((hugs))

Iris leaf spot on all my irises' leaves

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 08:33

I'd have thought that they're just beginning to die back for the winter - they're deciduous.  I'd plant them and not worry.


Posted: 08/10/2015 at 08:17



Posted: 08/10/2015 at 08:02

Clari - I didn't hear it properly (radio's in the other room) but Chris Evans seems to be putting out a call for people with emergency vehicles to get in touch .......

Hedgehog spotted

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 08:00

They do seem to change their routines as the temperatures drop - all we can do is provide some shelter/food - if they decide it's to their liking that's good - if not we must assume they've found somewhere even better and that's good too ............ they'll reappear in the spring


Posted: 08/10/2015 at 07:45

Lesley, our tree is planned to come down on 20th Nov if I remember correctly, with the stump grinding a couple of weeks later.  I think Hefty was just using that spot as an occasional summer residence - he seems to have abandoned it now so I've reconstructed the pile of twigs, loggs and leaves in another dry and sheltered corner so he can use that if he chooses.  However neighbours have some thick hedgerows and undergrowth so he's not short of choices.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Autumn colour

Photos of the autumn jewels in our gardens 
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Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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If you could only choose one ........... 
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Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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