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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Moonlight runner beans

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 14:51

White Lady is doing very well - I'm impressed - started cropping earlier than other varieties have in most previous years, and we've had absolutely no problems with them failing to set. 

So far a good heavy crop of well-flavoured runners.

standard bay tree

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 14:32

Mine has a few leaves turn yellow and fall each year - I regard that as normal, but it reminds me to keep the watering up (although they like it free draining, they still like plenty of watering) and I also spray the leaves with dilute seaweed feed which always seems to perk it up.


Posted: 25/08/2015 at 14:27

Hello folks, I'm back from a visit to Snoodle and Littlest Snoodle   I had a lovely cuddle and got a smile from him   and a lovely walk around the garden looking at changes and talking about plans - when I think back to my garden when my two were at that age ...........

Just a bit p'd off tho 'cos on the way there a big tanker went past me as I pulled onto the dual carriageway and spun up a big stone that took a big chip out of my windscreen - I'm pretty sure it's too big to 'glue' - I've phoned Saga and their windscreen man will be with me on Monday morning providing he can get the right windscreen!  

air brick problem

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 09:55

I once had a garden where the foot of the back fence was on the same level as the top of the kitchen windowframe - it was only a small garden probably 10-12m deep - and was by no means 'unuseable' - probably one of the prettiest gardens I've had

Moving into a house with Foxgloves?

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 09:50

It is the new function of the tabloid press and Jeremy Vine - to spread alarm and anxiety about everyday things to stop us getting worked up about things that really matter, like working for world peace!


Posted: 25/08/2015 at 08:26

Oh dear KEF ((hugs))


Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 08:14

Sorry to hear you're fed up Verdun - it must be awful counting the days until the emmets leave and some proper people arrive in Cornwall for their holiday

Don't know whether I'll be watching Love your garden - may have to record it as I'll probably be watching the athletics recorded overnight.    I must admit, last week's LYG was head and shoulders above the earlier programmes

Fibre-glass switchers - your personal experience please

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 08:11

I have no experience with the fibreglass switchers - I've always found the traditional birch besom to work perfectly well for me.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Last Post: 02/10/2015 at 07:49

Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Last Post: 13/09/2015 at 15:52

Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Last Post: 12/09/2015 at 15:37

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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