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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Something to plant now for the kid

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 11:42

Autumn flowering crocus bulbs are in the garden centres now - you could plant one of those and have flowers in a few weeks 

Crown Prince squash???

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Cucumber

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 06:30

I haven't tried this recipe, but it looks good http://www.thaikitchen.com/Recipes/Sauces-and-Dips/Cucumber-Relish.aspx 

or for something more traditional

http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/home/recipe_bread_butter_pickle_1_1633315 

major pruning of plum tree - advice needed

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 06:20

  I hadn't realised that the branches were torn.  What a shame.  Is it a Victoria plum?  Ours used to bear very heavily - I used a collection of wooden props to hold the branches up when they got heavy. 

insects killing plant roots

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 06:15

You need to find out if there is something eating the roots, and if so what sort of insect, so you're going to have to gently dig up some of your affected plants and carefully inspect the roots. 

One of the most common culprits is the vine weevil larva - info here  https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=234 

It's my birthday

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 06:10

Happy Birthday Panda 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57140.jpg?width=400&height=350&mode=max

 Save some for us!!!!

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 06:06

Good morning all 

Happy birthday Panda 

Only 7.4C out there overnight 

Wh can't I add my FB pic to my profile? Link isn't working:(

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 21:00

Yay!!! 

That's very pink and white! 

Clear pond please !!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:53

If it's green algae, I can recommend Blagdon Barley Straw extract - you can get it on line or from most GCs.  

If it's blanket weed the extract seems to help keep it down, but I also use a bamboo cane and twirl it around a bit like making candyfloss and pull it out and leave it on the bank so that any inhabitants to find their way back to the water. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:03

That's ok then, as long as DD and BL found each other eventually 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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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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Achillea

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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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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