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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Planting Jasmine nudiflorum

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 13:07

Just make sure it's somewhere you can see it from your window, or every time you step out of the door - it'll delight you every day throughout the winter

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 09:34

I'm old enough to know better!

But young enough to do it anyway 


Posted: 30/11/2013 at 08:59

Verdun pops up just like Zebedee



Posted: 30/11/2013 at 08:55

Today I shall tidy the house, rake some leaves, make some lists, take pie (homemade) out of the freezer for supper to make room for some Christmas baking being done later in the week - and I've got an overwhelming urge to do some drawing - first time for ages and ages - I'm finding ME again 

Is anyone listening to R2 at the moment - brilliant playlist today, Kinks, Small Faces, Amen Corner, Roy Orbison .....

Sambucus Nigra - help

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 08:41

Before I left I scattered foxglove seeds all over the grounds - there've never been any there before - I wonder if anyone will notice and put two and two together .........


Posted: 30/11/2013 at 08:40

I've just had an indulgent brekkie - grilled local bacon in a toasted cheesey roll, and a big mug of coffee - I suppose I ought to get dressed at some stage this morning - I'm feeling a bit decadent 

Sambucus Nigra - help

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 07:49

Thought so - I planted a Black Beauty in the bed outside my window at work, but the window replacement men stomped all over it, despite my having pointed it out to them - I suppose it may survive - if someone pulls the weeds out in that bed now that I've gone!!! 

Talkback: How to grow hawthorn from seed

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 07:41

Hawthorns have just the one seed in each berry. 

Can you show us a photo of the seeds you have, and the plant with a closeup of it's leaves if possible?


Posted: 30/11/2013 at 07:40

Morning Stacey - we've got a glorious sunrise at the moment, pink sunlight streaming in through the windows.


What can be killing off my plants?

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 07:27

Rosemary and many other herbs are mediterranean plants that may well have suffered because of soggy conditions.

There are all sorts of conditions that will kill a potted conifer off, including under or over watering.

Cosmos die down in the winter.   

Houttuynia cordata are deciduous shrubby plants that lose their leaves and die right down in the winter.

With the greatest of respect, I'm wondering if we might not be panicking a little bit here? 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38


Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

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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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


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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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


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
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