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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Quick hello from me

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 15:42

Or should that be Crises? 


I'll get my coat ..................... 


Posted: 02/08/2014 at 14:28

They don't really 'spread everywhere' in an invasive way - after all, they're not hardy so as soon as there's a frost they die.  They may self seed but the seedlings are so easily identifiable they're easy to remove if you don't want them. 

Quick hello from me

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 14:14

Hi and welcome to both of you 

Tell us about your garden 


Posted: 02/08/2014 at 14:10

The one on the left is in a corner - does it get a little less direct sunlight than the one on the right? - it looks as if it does - my nasturtiums in containers are struggling a bit in this heat - the ones that get a little more shade are noticeably better than the others - I've moved them all into the shade in the hope that they'll recover a bit. 

Laburnum tree problem

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 12:59

Alternatively if you didn't really prepare the area and just dug a hole and popped it in, it may be in a sump, particularly if it rains as much as you say - and laburnums really hate being waterlogged.  


Help Fir trees Dying

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 12:02

Hi Mike

The 'inside' of upright fir trees is normally brown - it's only the outer parts that have green foliage - are the trees brown on the outer surfaces?

Garden Process

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 09:57

I'd get started now - who knows how long or how wet the winter may be - if you get the main clearing and groundwork done now and dig in manure, compost etc and sort things out you could start structural planting this autumn and then plant out roses,  herbaceous perennials etc as soon as spring arrives.

Good luck - sounds like a great project.  We'd love to see some pictures  


Posted: 02/08/2014 at 09:44

According to Pa I looked like a Red Indian (his words - not very pc)  bright red all over and a shock of black hair 

The changing colour of Hydrangeas

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 09:40

Me too - I love the elegant faded shades of hydrangeas in the autumn - the blues usually have some wonderful mauvy green shades - when they begin to fade you can pick and dry them to produce the wonderful decorations you can pay a fortune for in fashionable shops 


Posted: 02/08/2014 at 07:47

The siren has stopped - hopefully for good!  

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