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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Is my evergreen dying?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 21:34

Kelly, it's usual on here to have doughnuts after doing something strenuous like that - it's amazing how it helps

but you have to be quick or Verdun will eat them all 



Posted: 02/04/2014 at 21:27

Perfect for a Fatsia japonica an exotic and tropical looking shrub (just right to set the scene for outdoor eating) which is perfectly happy growing in almost total shade.


Yellow balls in centre of Oregano roots

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 21:16

Slug eggs are white and transluscent


Yellow balls in centre of Oregano roots

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 21:13

The yellow balls are likely to have been Osmacote fertiliser

These are slow-release fertiliser granules added to the potting compost.

As for the oregano - was it outside or indoors - my new oregano plant has been planted out in the garden for over a month, and I have others which have been out in the garden all winter and are fine.  

My first thought with dying oregano is always that it's been overwatered - it's a Mediterranean plant that needs gritty free-draining compost or soil and hates having it's feet damp all the time. 


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:54

How big is this patch of shade?

Can anyone identify this shrub/plant thankyou :) Two photos supplied

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:13

That looks to me like elder (Sambucus) that has been coppiced and what you have there is one year old growth. 


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:10

Oh dear - wine for Lily - ((hugs)) for Panda ................ and then swap over???

Pond/water feature advice

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:09

What does a pond need for a good ecosystem

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:01

  Keep us informed Little bee 

Flower colour fading

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:00

I suppose it could be the weight of the daffodil heads? 

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

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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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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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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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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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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