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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Gardener's World TV show

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 10:17

I'm sure I saw Carol buy a pink one 

Just getting started and had several garden thefts

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 10:15

Some people just think that if someone has a lot of something they won't miss a few and they help themselves   They regard it as 'perks' .  Totally wrong and totally dishonest of course, but they were brought up like it and you'll never change them 'cos they're not bright enough to take on new concepts 

Ask your suspect to keep his eyes open for the thief and tell him you, your neighbours and the police are doing the same.

And yes, mark them!!! 

Aquilegia photo album

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 10:11

I've just looked online at A. alpinas - Shoot describes them just as the ones I've got - over half a metre tall 

whereas GW says they're compact and suitable for rockeries 

What do you think? 

Unidentified Plant!

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 08:54

To post a pic click on the green tree icon on the toolbar at the top of where you type your post, and follow the instructions.

I wish...........

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 08:19

I'm a girl a couple of years ahead of you, and while I used to be as strong as an ox and could pitch a bale and wrangle a ram, something seems to have happened over the past few years 

I had such plans for the garden when I moved here and retired ............. then a series of injuries (back and knee) got in the way 

However, I am learning not to charge at things like a bull in  a china shop - I am doing what I used to have to do at work, and prioritise - I plan my campaign and work out what must be done now and what can wait - and I sit on the garden benches a lot and look at it all and enjoy it 



Posted: 12/05/2014 at 08:09

Morning KEF (# email)   the heavens have just opened here  again!

Help with my Viburnum

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 08:03

I'm wondering whether it was a combination of frost and drying winds - possibly the others weren't affected because they weren't in leaf?

If it's green below the bark then it should recover - I'd give it a sprinkling of some slow-acting balanced fertiliser - I'd suggest Fish, Blood & Bone (according to the directions on the pack) and a mulching with some well-rotted farmyard manure or garden compost to make sure it has the energy to grow new leaves again - I doubt if it will flower again this year tho'

Have there been any changes in the area around it, the removal of large evergreen trees or hedges perhaps, that would have protected it in previous years?

Human irrigation system

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 07:37

Fingers very crossed ((hugs)) 

Help with my Viburnum

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 07:35

I'm afraid I'm stumped Sarah - that's a very rapid decline - I've been wracking my brain and looking stuff up but I can't think of anything that would affect it so quickly with no previous signs of anything being wrong and that wouldn't affect the plants around it.  

Whereabouts are you - did you have a severe frost?  But even then viburnums are pretty frost resistant and nothing else has been damaged 

Which viburnum is it?  I can't really tell from the pic 


Hopefully someone with some ideas will come along soon ....

Friend or Foe Part 2

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 07:19

My Geranium phaeum has dark markinngs on the leaves like this


and they are not as divided as the ones in the question 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Do bees become addicted? 
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Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
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The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
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Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Please help me choose 
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Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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