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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

What could this be?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 19:27

Centranthus ruber aka Red Valerian, Kiss me Quick - loved by butterflies and pollinating insects

East Anglian garden visting

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 19:11

Bumping up


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 18:06
Pauline 7 wrote (see)

Dove I can and do drive when I am on my own, but I don't enjoy it.  OH  loves driving,  he has been driving ever since he was old enough.  He is a terrible passenger. though.  It works well for us. 

If it works for you that's great sorry, wasn't meaning to sound bossy

KEF - there ought to be some sort of award!

And I've noticed Wonky giving occasional snippets of advice!  The girl's coming on

Planter suggestions

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 18:01

This is what I was thinking of

Mystery Plant

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 17:53

Could it be a small forsythia bush?

Help to identify a Hyacinth feaured in Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 17:50

Gorgeous colour - some available here - think you'll have to be quick - it says they're not freely available in the UK!


Getting the 'proffessionals' in

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 17:24

Of course you're not cheating - any more than you cheat when you get a builder in to point your chimney or a garage to repair your car brakes! 

Get some recommendations, get some idea of price, look stuff up and get some ideas of what you want, maybe create a folder of magazine pictures etc so that you can tell your chosen designer what you want - and tell the designer what you can afford - the designer's job is to find out what you want and put it all together so that it works - he or she has (or should have) done a comprehensive training and gained qualifications and will help you to achieve a lovely garden without making too many expensive mistakes. 

Planter suggestions

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 17:00

There's a trailing plant with blue-ish ferny leaves and flowers that look like lobster claws that's often used for hanging baskets.

It would be such fun to use it for a planter like that - but I don't know it's name - I'll go and look in some books - unless anyone else knows???

Planter suggestions

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:31

John, can you post a pic for us - we work better with visual aids

Bonsai - Buddhist Pine

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:29

Was it better or worse than dropping it on your toe?

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: Today at 08:55

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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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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Last Post: 05/06/2015 at 20:09

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 20:55
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