Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 11/11/2013 at 10:27

Apple pie ?



Posted: 11/11/2013 at 09:47

A quick query - does everyone have Christmas smileys now, or are there some without?

What would you treat yourself to?

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 09:36

Mind you, there was a red sky this morning 

Asparagus Red Berries

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 09:33

If growing it 'for fun' then go ahead - but if you want to establish a productive asparagus bed then my best advice is to buy crowns of an all male variety.

Seeds will produce male and female plants.  Male plants are more long-lived and produce an earlier crop of much more productive plants.  Female plants produce seeds the production of which will compete with the crowns for nutrients/energy.

If your neighbour wants his/her asparagus bed to remain productive I would advise pulling out all fruit-producing fern and any seedlings. 

Hope that's helpful 

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 09:15

Spring's coming!

 They'll soon be here 

can you make a free hedge?

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 09:12

I regularly pass a "fedge" which has been made of cuttings of willows with different coloured stems, going through greenish, yellowish, orangeish etc.  

Looking here reveals info about techniques and types of willow etc.

IIt's very effective after just a few years, but does require regular maintenance.  

More infor here 


Posted: 11/11/2013 at 09:00

Good morning Clarington - your day ahead sounds appeeling 

Autumn leaves

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 08:58

I'm shamelessly bumping this one up just as a timely reminder 

silly quotes

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 08:45

Always look on the bright side of life.

Every cloud has a silver lining.

It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good.


Posted: 11/11/2013 at 08:44

I love a good autumn bonfire - lots of potash for the garden? 

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Beware of being offered stolen property 
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What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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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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