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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Potatoes - plant different varieties together or separate?

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 11:19

I'd plant them in separate rows/blocks.  Anything else is just too complicated - I like to keep my vegetable gardening as straightforward as possible.  There's enough complexity in the rest of life

When/if to prune fruit?

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 10:36

They don't usually need regular pruning as such, so no problem

When/if to prune fruit?

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 10:02

Dont prune cherries or plums now - they need to be done in midsummer.

What's doing this to my garden?!

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 09:54

My first thought was badgers, but I would have thought there would have been digging ... so maybe young foxes 'playing'

this is?

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 09:48

He'll soon be disappearing and finding himself a place to pupate over winter.  He'll emerge in the late spring looking like this




Posted: 07/09/2015 at 08:43

OH does similar Fidget - and he also always uses First Defence before going on public transport, or in crowds like theatre, city centre shopping etc. 

Winter container display

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 08:18

Thanks NGL

Any more ideas folks?


Posted: 07/09/2015 at 08:14

Steve, in case Wonky doesn't see ... yes, cat abscess -  in exactly the same place - no new wound.  If you remember it was cleaned dressed and treated with antibiotics, then the abcess reformed and was treated again.  Now there's a large hard swelling again in exactly the same place. 


Posted: 07/09/2015 at 07:23

Ah, I've read about Sugar Plum, it is a very similar colour to Miss Ruby but Miss R is slightly more pink whereas Sugar Plum is a bit redder.  SP was bred at Longstock whereas Miss R is from the USA.   The colour is fantastic - it's outside my sitting room window and I can see the flowers from here - it attracts lots of bees and butterflies. 


Posted: 07/09/2015 at 07:18

Good morning Verdun, and Very Many Happy Returns of the Day

Have one of these for later


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Autumn colour

Photos of the autumn jewels in our gardens 
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Last Post: Today at 07:52

Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Last Post: 02/10/2015 at 07:49

Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Last Post: 13/09/2015 at 15:52

Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Last Post: 12/09/2015 at 15:37

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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