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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

moving irises - is it too late?

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 14:39

Hmm, didn't know Ghost Moths like them - will have to keep an eye on mine.  I've found a list of other plants the Ghost Moth larvae like, some more concerning than others .... 


Posted: 20/09/2013 at 13:11

I love a holly hedge - and good for wildlife too 

in or out fig

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 13:07

I think it'll be too warm in a heated conservatory - it'll be much better off in the cold greenhouse, or keep it in a sheltered corner outside - protect the pot with bubblewrap and if it has baby figlets then fleece the tree, making sure there's room for plenty of air around it.

Do I take it you're now in Norfolk?


Posted: 20/09/2013 at 12:58

Welcome MamboMouse

We'll see if we can find some treatment for your ear affliction - sounds painful 

We find cake is good for most things

Crataegus Laevigata Paul’s Scarlet Tree

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 12:56

Was it bare-rooted or had it been pot-grown?  

The weather in January was pretty appalling - here in Norfolk we had snow for my birthday in January and it stayed freezing cold for months!  I'm afraid I wouldn't have planted a tree in those conditions.  I'm not sure if I could have anyway - our ground was frozen solid.  

I don't think it ever stood a chance, poor thing. 

Brown spots on mint

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 12:02

Just a bit concerned - are there any drainage holes in the bottom of that container?  I know mint likes damp feet, but waterlogging isn't good even for mint. 

Crataegus Laevigata Paul’s Scarlet Tree

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 11:45

Sounds dead to me 

in or out fig

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 11:44

I know plenty of productive  Brown Turkeys who live outside all year round in Norfolk and some of them get no protection at all.  

Mine will stay outside all year round as I've nowhere to move it, and anyway, moving a full terracotta pot that size would probably do both of our backs in!  I'll bubblewrap the pot and make a fleece leanto tent for the fig and it will be fine on the terrace against the south-facing fence  - gardening fingers crossed as usual 

Pond Visitor

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 09:45

I suspect an otter or possibly mink, althought I believe they're about more during daylight hours - I might be wrong.


Posted: 20/09/2013 at 08:54

 I shall have to bake a cake!  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Brown patch on lawn

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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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