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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

What does a pond need for a good ecosystem

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 14:18

A week to the very day has passed since our pond was filled with water ...... and a pond skater has found it 


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 13:12

Oh  just saw Alan's posted today - glad he's around 


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 13:09

Oh Doc, sorry to hear about your back - I had missed you but hoped you were out in the garden - take it easy and get well soon - Alan 4711's not been around lately either - I wonder if he's gone in for his spinal op?  The hospital's quite close to here - I could shout and see if he answers 

Clematis wilt?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 11:21

Print this out and leave it around the garden - that'll scare them  

Indoor stylish hydroponics?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 11:17

Indoor ecologically and ethically sound hydroponics without an app 

blind daffodils

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 10:31

Hefty is fully employed here thankyou !!! 

In the wild daffodils grow in damp meadows where their toes are in moist soil all year round - a jolly good soaking with the hosepipe after flowering time is really good for them if Mother Nature forgets to arrange a Late Spring Deluge.


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 10:27

Wow!  Thompson & Morgan have replied to SmiffyG on the Thompson & Morgan Issues thread!!!!!!!!!!!! And they've apologised!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Bed under north facing wall - what can I plant?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 10:22

I've grown Swiss chard very successfully in shade. 

Clematis wilt?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 10:19

Have a look at the stems - check whether they've been 'peeled' by grazing snails in the night - they seem to love the bark of clematis stems!

At my last garden I'd spend rewarding spells in late evenings with a torch scouring the tangled montana stems for marauding snails - they were sent on 'foreign holidays via air travel' to neighbouring gardens  -   all right, I know they don't stay in their new gardens, but at least they spent a few hours en route home rather than on my clematis. 


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 09:12

Hurrumph!  To add to the Severe Saharan Dust pollution in Norfolk, the opposite neighbours' builders are angle-grinding paving stones - clouds of cement dust everywhere - glad I did the planting at the front of the house yesterday 

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

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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