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Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 06:58

Good morning Bekkie and anyone else who's around 

I spent yesterday evening watching The Games - some amazing swimming!!!  Also I'm so impressed with the way the Para-events have been integrated into the programme with all the other events rather than sidelined into another programme after most of the crowds have gone home as has been done in the past.  Para-athletes are athletes, first and foremost and it's great to watch 

Well, we didn't get the promised heavy thundery showers yesterday, just an insistent dampness.  Today has dawned bright and dry with blue skies - I shall be hanging yesterday's washing out as soon as it's had another rinse to freshen up after sitting in the basket for all of yesterday afternoon and evening.  

Think I'd probably better have a got at the lawns too! 

Fidget, sorry to hear about Hedgie, but maybe there was more wrong with him than the dehydration - as with other animals, they're not all born perfect.  But where there's one baby hedgehog there are adults and siblings so that's really good news 

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: Yesterday at 06:33

what shrub is purple flowered beauty?

Posted: Yesterday at 06:21

Can we have a close up of the flowers and another of the leaves please? 

Identification ?

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 20:06

Suckers from the plum rootstock - the roots spread out just under the surface of the lawn.  Regular mowing will keep them as under control as is possible - there's nothing else you can do.  Herbicides will kill the trees.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 20:00

potato problem

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:57

I agree with David - it looks like blight to me too 

Nothing to do with Moldy Warp 

Identification ?

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:36

Have you got any cherry trees nearby?  That looks like a sucker from prunus roots. 

beech

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:29

In time a beech tree can reach 50 metres in height - do you really want it to grow into a tree?  How big is your garden?

If you have a normal sized garden there are lots of much smaller trees you can choose from. 

Potato blight

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 18:43

It does sound to me like Club root http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=128 

Liming can help if you want to grow brassicas agan, and there are some varieties that are reputed to have some resistance. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 18:29

Re Tomato Plantation - I had lots of tomato plants last year and made a clear plan to cut down this year - I gave loadsa plants away to a friend ............ who gave me even more back 

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Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

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

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 08:02

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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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 13:07
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