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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 07:38

 Whoops, Evening thread - please don't give me detention - we will have cake this afternoon 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 07:35

Must say I like the Shaded Glen.  

We once painted our garden fence and shed with the Silver Birch, but were very disappointed - it turned out to look more like battleship grey - I ended up repainting the shed in a blue colour and had to wait until the fence was faded and covered with clematis before I was at all happy with it.  

Glass Cullet

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 07:15

Glass cullett is the ground down glass that goes for recycling.

Dick Strawbridge used glass cullett when making a heat sink for a greenhouse on his tv programme.  Most of the info about the heat sink is here, except for stuff about the glass cullett or anything else that could be used to hold the heat.


There is stuff on the internet about using bottles of water to hold the heat.



Posted: 22/09/2013 at 06:55

Good morning all   

Looks like some people got carried away chatting about rudbeckias after hours!!!

They do look gorgeous Chicky 

It's a misty morning here in Norfolk, but mild, and I'm sitting here with the door open to the terrace, being serenaded by a wren - it's so loud it could be here in the room with me!

Not a happy Helleborus

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 06:44

A garden full of potential and promise!  To me that seating area is crying out for a pergola covered with climbers (roses, clematis, honeysuckle, jasmine)  but that's probably not the first job to do.  

With that woodland behind and access through the fence I'll bet you do have a visiting hedgehog - keep your eye open for black hedgehog poo on the lawn. (An inch to two inches long - dryish).  


Verdun wrote (see)

Hmmmm!   Maybe 3' then.  ....  But I am just a simple man   ......if any  are 4' I will brag 

Of course you will Verdun - we would expect you to 


Posted: 21/09/2013 at 19:45

I understand what Vicky means about the birds having somewhere to hide from the Sparrowhawk near to the feeders - but what about an obelisk or an archway with a climbing rose or clematis for the birds to hide in when the birds of prey are about 

Not a happy Helleborus

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 19:42

2 - 4 ft Verdun!  Whatever do you mulch yours with???


GardenIng jokes

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 19:34

Not a happy Helleborus

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 18:54

It sounds a lovely garden - can we see some photos of how it is now? 

Not a happy Helleborus

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 18:23


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: Today 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


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: Yesterday 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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