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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

House plants

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 08:51

What about ferns in glass bottles/cases?


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 08:45

OK, just coffee for you then WW 

Protecting Chard and Spinach

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 08:45

My chard was attacked by something earlier in the season, but now the weather is cooler they look much less like lace curtains - must be fewer of whatever it is that eats them about. 


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 08:37

Hi, 'bone hardy' is a colloquial  expression meaning 'tough as old boots', 'hard as nails' etc. 

Sounds like you're a natural gardener - you're observing and learning 


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 08:21

 Plenty of tomatoes here 

Bacon's under the grill .... 


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 07:58

As I drove to work yesterday I could smell bacon sarnies - I've got the day off today - shall I make bacon sarnies for brekkie?  How many and who wants a slice of grilled tomato in theirs?


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 07:47

Oooh, tea and toast on the train - I remember travelling down south on the Brighton Belle to pick up a bridesmaid - we went First Class for a treat and had scrambled eggs on toast for breakfast as it was the week before we were getting married - in 1970!!!


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 07:37

Fascinating!  Thanks for letting us know - I shall keep my eyes open for them on dock leaves. 

Fig Tree

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 07:28

Mine are just the same, a second crop this year of almost fully-grown figs - I'm going to leave them another week as we have a relative heatwave forecast, but I'm almost resigned to the fact that I'm going to have to remove them - I'll then get the fleece ready to protect the embryo fruits from frost - the tree's still of a size to make this feasible and I can attach fleece to the fence behind it to make a 'lean to tent' so it should get plenty of air around it while still being protected. 

Tomato’s haven’t started to ripen yet – Anything I can do?

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 07:21

Yes, we've got a lot of rain forecast today and most of my outdoor tomatoes are nearly ripe, so I'll pick them all and bring them indoors to finish off before the rain starts. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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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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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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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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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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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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