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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Clearing a garden

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 16:08

Don't think you've any cause to beat yourself up over not double-digging Mr Toast - I think what you've done so far has been quite remarkable - give yourself a pat on the back and a pint or three 

deadheading

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 16:01

No need to apologise newbe - the person who never made a mistake never made anything 

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 15:34

The best hand cream I've ever used was the lanolin-based udder cream I used to apply to the udders of my herd of dairy goats - it kept them, and my hands, silky smooth 

Please ID this plant

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 15:33

But many of the plants we keep as exotic houseplants in the UK are quite common plants in warmer climates - I think you said you're in Singapore?  

Garden gift

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 15:31

Yes, larkspur 

how to get rid of wasp nest?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 14:23

Yes, I've chewed honeycomb - we used to spread honey including some of the comb onto toast for tea 

No they won't come back - you can take the comb out now and get back to composting 

Please ID this plant

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 14:14

Thanks Bob 

No, I've not seen that before.  I've just been through one of my houseplant books and can't find it there either 

Possible Sempervivum flower?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 14:09

Definitely a sempervivum.  I think they'll all flower given the right conditions.  

Anyone knows what is this yellow-leaf plant?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 14:07

Think I've found a picture in one of my houseplant books which has confirmed Nutcutlet's suggestion - there is a picture of a Codiaeum  'Madame Mayne' which is as near as dammit to Mel's photograph.  Sadly I can't find a picture online.

Silver Birch dropping yellow/black spotted leaves

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 13:52

Where I worked until recently we had several silver birches in the grounds and gardens.  Every summer some of the leaves would turn yellow and fall - our cars would be covered with them on wet and windy days - however the birches seemed perfectly healthy and have carried on doing it year after year.  I wouldn't be worried about it.  It may be the result of some fungal spores in the air, but they didn't seem to infect anything else around them.  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

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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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 08:02

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 13:07
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