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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

How do I find a gardener?!

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 06:27

I agree with Tetley   If what you want is advice about what to do and when to do it and you don't need someone to do it for you, then join a local gardening club or horticultural society, watch gardening programmes (especially Gardeners World) get some books out of the library, subscribe to GW magazine and chat away with the gardeners on here (don't forget the What to do Now section).

Also visit as many gardens as you can - a wonderful way of getting ideas about what you would like in your garden and also what you definitely don't want

Shrubs for birds' nests/cover

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 06:19

Can you give us an idea of how much room you have got for this shrub please? 

Do you have room for agood sized holly in the north-facing area - wonderful flowers for insects and berries for birds, as well as providing good shelter for roosting in winter, and a favourite nest site for blackbirds.

Uploading pics

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 18:50

That sounds more like your broadband speed than anything to do with the site

Honeysuckle - Grow It Thick And Bushy on Wires Only??

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 18:40

Fg, It's called re-inventing the wheel - some people just can't help it ...


Posted: 22/08/2015 at 18:38

Chicky ((hugs)) for you and all of yours. 

There but for the grace of whatever go most of us ... be thankful for every day ...


Posted: 22/08/2015 at 18:03

The sprinkler has been on the PSB and runner beans, and I've given the courgettes a soaking.  The frogs are basking in the sun in the pond, just sticking their heads above water, and the air here is full of the sound of lawn mowing, children squealing in paddling pools and the smell of paraffin BBQ lighters and someone, somewhere has steaks on their BBQ - I can smell them too...........

We're having baked herby chicken joints with runners and couscous and we're eating on the terrace at 7pm

Sorry folks, but I did warn you it was going to be wet everywhere but here ... you were invited to join us


Posted: 22/08/2015 at 16:59

30.9C here this afternoon - I've melted ..........

Evergreen Hedge

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 16:40

Holly would be fantastic there

Rabbit proofing - chicken wire - hole appeared!

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 14:07

Large type of show rabbit called a Flemish Giant - love them


Posted: 22/08/2015 at 14:06

Julie - if you like crab go to the Rum & Crab Shack at St Ives  Really relaxed place up some stone steps on the seafront - you can have a whole spider crab to pick to pieces if you like, and crab sandwiches and lots of other really good seafood.  So laid back it's almost horizontal and a wonderful view - fine for little ones 

We're soooooooooooo looking forward to going back

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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