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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

best foliage perennial plant for the garden

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 06:26

In this garden the ferns and hostas play a major role  


Posted: 13/06/2013 at 06:22

Good morning all   Still no rain here!  I shall have to get the hose onto the veg patch this evening if we don't get any today.   Need to get some straw for the strawberries too - a gardener's work is never done - at least not when they still haven't retired 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 21:29

Hello folks - no rain here today and we need it badly - maybe we'll get some this evening - I won't be on here for long this evening - I'm absolutely kn*ckered  - hope you've all had a good day 

tiny grub nestling in frothy saliva 'nest'!

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 21:21

The little bug in the Cuckoo Spit is called a Froghopper - they talked about it on Springwatch this evening.


Posted: 12/06/2013 at 08:12

Right, off to work - celebratory egg and chips at garden centre with colleague today who's just got a permanent contract - wonder what I'll bring home 

Have a good day folks!

golden ash tree

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 08:10 Hopefully this will be helpful.

We have two mature ashtrees in our garden, and love them - our fingers are very crossed - we're right in the middle of the worst affected area 

Help needed to create a new garden

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 08:05

Hi, I work with severely disabled young people, so planning for them is part of what I do - although Sarah won't be able to 'do' anything physically in her garden, she will be able to listen and hear things and watch things as well as experience scents and the breeze on her skin.  Dancing shadows made by sunshine through foliage can fascinate, as can the sound of trickling or bubbling water, the breeze rustling in foliage etc.  

Whoops, time I was going to work - there are lots of places to get ideas for Sarah's garden so that you can really focus it on her needs, rather than adapting gardens made for the more physically able.

If there's anything I can do let me know 

What's your Flower of the moment?

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 07:48

 At the moment it has to be the foxgloves in the Woodland Corner of our Shady Bank - they are just coming to perfection 

snowberry bush

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 07:00

You can paint glyphosate onto the leaves. 

Can you tell me whats wrong with my cherry tree please

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 06:57

Hmm, from what I've read leaf scorch doesn't do any permanent damage to the tree itself - but you said that the tree appears dead - no sap in the branch that you snapped off.  Have you checked any other branches or the main trunk for signs of life?

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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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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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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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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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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