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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Dinner time

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:49

We've just had roast lamb with roasted home grown  yellow courgettes,  Chantenay carrots and Buerre de Rocquencourt beans and mint sauce all from the garden - life doesn't get much better than that does it 

A question about roses.

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:46

When I look at the Crocus website there's a whole section labelled English Roses (David Austin) 

Poorly oliver tree - advice please!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:34

I agree with Philippa - olives are much happier outside - preferably planted in the ground in a sheltered sunny spot - but if in a pot protect the pot with a few layers of bubblewrap in the winter and keep the compost/soil on the dry side.  Cold on it's own won't harm olives, but cold and wet together will make them very unhappy. 


Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:46

She's probably digging a deep hole in her garden - one about six feet long - her under gardener 'forgot' to water the plants while she was away 

Bug ID? I think it's a hornet

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:42

Emmits = ants 

But it's also what West Country types call the holidaymakers as they swarm all over the place 

Whats happened to my garlic?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:25


Removing stubborn ornamental grass

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:23

It'll throw out some new shoots soon won't it?   And new growth absorbs the weedkiller quickly.

Sara, give it a good watering and encourage it to grow, then when it's got a good crop of new leaves then zap it with the potion!!! 

Rhubarb crowns

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:14

Don't pick any rhubarb the first year after transplanting them (next year).  Keep them fed and watered, and in 2016 you'll have lovely rhubarb 

Leggy tomato plants

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:11

You're over feeding them 

You don't need to feed them until the first truss of fruit has set. 

weired growths on late potatoes?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:10

It's the seeds of the potatoes - they look a bit like tomatoes, but are poisonous.  Do not eat them - you can remove them or not as you wish but they do no harm to the potatoes. 

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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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


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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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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