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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Nice smelly for the house

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 21:29

I was once told my house smelled lovely - "just like a lovely meal" - it was because of all the garlic in bowls in the kitchen and in pans on the cooker 

What plant is thus?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 21:16

Hi Louise - to post a pic on here click on the little green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions 

Please help - weed taking over the garden!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 21:15

It sounds like the Mind you own Business plant - have a look at the pics on here and see what you think 




Posted: 17/04/2014 at 21:07

Orchid Lady - thanks - have PMd you back 

What do you do with grass clippings?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 21:00

We compost them with lots of shredded cardboard, partially rotted down leaves from last autumn and veg peeling etc.  If you put grass clippings on the compost heap add equal amounts of shredded paper/cardboard etc and stir it around regularly to let air into the heart of the heap - that'll stop it from going wet and slimy

grass seed not germinating

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 20:30

Is your watering really soaking the soil - put a sprinkler on for a good  20 - 30 minutes - I'd do it in the morning when a sunny day is forecast - that should get the seed germinating 

Cap on soil

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 20:27

Or a rake?


Posted: 17/04/2014 at 19:50

Panda, trailing sweet peas will look gorgeous on that 'stand' thingy you bought the other week 

Do you remember we talked 'on here' about having another outing, possibly to The Old Vicarage at East Ruston?  Would you be interested in doing that - you could come up on the train to Norwich and I could pick you up - and any others who wanted to come along?

If you're interested we'll have to look at their website and see when will be a good time to go

Scotch bonnets help

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 19:46

Great   I wasn't clear whether the photo was before they went out or after.  They'll be much happier now they're back indoors - I wouldn't put chillies outside until mid June.

Enjoy them when you get your harvest 

Scotch bonnets help

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 19:38

Have you brought them back indoors?  I hope so.  They will perish outside if you have a frost or even lowish temperatures -  they are even more tender than tomatoes!

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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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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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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