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Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 24/07/2014 at 07:44

Fg, no need to apologise - it lulled me to sleep 

Apple Tree Leaves

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 07:15

It's not a "mysterious pattern" - it's how leaves change colour in the autumn.

Your trees are moving into autumn mode a bit early - probably because we had an early spring and now we've got a very warm/dry summer.  

Are they getting enough water?


Love your garden

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 06:47

I agree with Hogweed and Fidget. 

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 06:43

Bumping up! 

New Rockery

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 06:40

Show him this 

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 06:15

Think so ... 

Lovely photos 


Posted: 24/07/2014 at 06:02

Good morning all 

Panda - glad to see you two are having a lovely time - but where was the furry one?  Tucked up in bed? 

Hedgehog Watch!!!

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 05:58

Fidget - has he moved on?

Sometimes ours appear to doze off while eating/drinking or just being on the lawn - maybe they're just lost in thought ........... 

Half dead plum tree

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 05:49

It depends what you want - if you're happy with a nondescript tree with green leaves which will probably get aphids but not have any blossom and fruit then leave it.  However it will be hard to keep the other suckers from the roots down and just let the one grow.  

I would dig it out, along with as much of the roots as possible, and dig in lots of organic matter to renourish the soil - it's probably pretty lacking in nutrients after having had a large plum tree growing there for 15 years.  

I'd then plant a tree of my choice some distance away - it's not a good idea to plant immediately in the same place as one that has died as whatever killed it may remain in the soil and infect the new tree. 

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 20:10


I can make sense of it Snoodle - looking forward to another outing in good company 

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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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

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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