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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

How LATE can you plant blackcurrents / raspberries?

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 17:44

As late as you like if you've got a good torch   


I'll get my coat ..........................


Posted: 22/01/2014 at 17:42

Punkdoc - I've made 3 fish pies and a pot of Cullen Skink - you could have one of the pies? 

Pruning roses, beginner info

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 15:38


This  might give you some idea.

Maybe you could post a picture of the one on the wall and we might be able to work out whether it's a climber, rambler or ......... ???

To post a pic on here click on the little tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions 

Portugal - plants to survive

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 14:44

My first thought is that varieties of Cistus should be ok and also that creeping Hottentot fig with the daisy-like flowers, and Californian poppies ought to be happy there.  


Posted: 22/01/2014 at 14:36

Haggis purchased along with swede and leeks for Burns Night (it's this Saturday folks)

Seville oranges and Demerara sugar in pantry ready for marmalade making. 

Cod, salmon and smoked haddock poaching for a pie for the weekend and a pie for the freezer.  Light lunch eaten.  Bins put out for tomorrow - weather still jolly wet - that walk isn't going to happen 

Mulching a concrete apple tree!

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 14:29

Oh bless it!!!!!!!  It's not often I'm speechless but .......

 My guess is that the tree's been there a lot longer than those buildings that have crept around it  ..... that's a venerable tree and I bet it looks fantastic when in blossom ..... but what to do to keep it happy and healthy ???????????????????

Any ideas anyone? 


fruit tree planting

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 13:16

Hi Alan - this is a helpful guide to planting distances 


No, don't let the grass grow up to the trunk - I'd leave a circle a yard in diameter around them to mulch and feed (don't let mulch touch the bark).

Tell Kate she's doing a grand job and make her a

 when she's finished 

Best Roses

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 11:04

Louise Odier is a favourite - Bourbon, gorgeous scent, flowers all summer


La Reine Victoria - another Bourbon, beautiful shaped blooms, great scent, continuous flowering 

both will look fabulous with lavender 


Posted: 22/01/2014 at 10:55
Pottie Pam wrote (see)

.............  I heard on the radio that they are developing a drone that can identify weeds then zap them with lasers. We'll all be able to garden from our armchairs.  How long will it be before we are asking on this forum how to reprogramme our drones because they've zapped the dahlias instead of the dandelions or given the neighbour a nasty shock when she went outside in a flowery dress?

More to the point, please can they develop a drone that will zap (in the kindest possible way of course)  the strange black and white moggie that's suddenly decided my raised bed is it's favourite loo 

Flies in compost

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 09:22

I don't usually mind the occasional fly - got to feed the spiders with something - but those big fat Blow Flies that appear on warm winter days  they buzz around lazily and appear so malevolent 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46


How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02
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