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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

The Swifts are Back

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 21:02

At our last house in central Norwich we were woken by the scream of swifts every summer morning - we miss them here as we don't have the sort of roofs they nest in.

Nutcutlet, when we were with you on Monday I noticed housemartins swooping low after insects over  the rapefield behind your garden 

Magnolia wrapped with Wisteria

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 20:58

I think that this is obviously an intentional planting, and speaking for myself, I'd go with it.  I think I'd watch the magnolia over the next few months, and if there are some branches that are obviously dead, then I'd prune them out next winter - other than that I'd let them both do their thing - I imagine that they are quite an impressive sight - the sort of thing that if it was on my regular commute route I'd envy the owner and look forward to seeing each morning. 

I would keep them well mulched with good compost or leaf mould, and ensure that they don't dry out in dry spells - and enjoy   I don't have any experience of growing a wisteria up a magnolia, but I don't think that the wisteria will strangle the magnolia - which magnolia is it, by the way?

unknown plant in my hedge

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 20:45

It looks like a Kerria Japonica Pleniflora to me - we had one in the garden when I was a child

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 20:43

Hi folks - I'm home, fed and watered - or rather roséd (and slightly squiffly )

I thought about going part-time rather than retiring, but reasoned that housework would just expand to fill the time that I wasn't working, and I'd still have no time to do 'my' stuff - so full on retirement it has to be - for me  


Posted: 08/05/2013 at 06:43

I'm definitely an early bird - but had better go and get ready for work now - have a good day folks 

bee flies

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 06:35

Yes, I've been watching them too - and we seem to have a good helping of bumble bees as well 


Posted: 08/05/2013 at 06:34

Ah, I see   Afraid I'd never be any good at doing that - my body-clock is immovable and unchangeable - probably cos it's been around too long 


Posted: 08/05/2013 at 06:25

Good try Pash  I hadn't realised they'd been reported, or I'd not have done it cos that bumped them back up  Never mind, the best laid plans etc - we'll just keep posting and push everything else back up again.

What on earth were you doing up at that time of night 

Does anyone else..........

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 06:18

I chop up huge outer cabbage leaves and stems into smaller chunks, but I don't chop them small.

Talkback: Grow carrots in a container

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 06:16

I think Pash is 'bumping' the threads up to try to push the spam down. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 11:57

Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:19

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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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 17:33

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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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

What is this ornamental tree please?

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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 22:12

A Holly Orchard

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Last Post: 28/12/2013 at 14:46

Happy Endings

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Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 17:57
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