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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

A basin of celestial being

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 07:51

You need patience - cacti are very slow growing.  Look for a Cactus enthusiasts' club in your area - this way you will learn lots of information about your plant.


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:52

I can't imagine that there would ever be the need .................


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:48


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:22

Plum tree shouldn't really have grass growing up to trunk - should be a bare circle at least 1m in diameter, so that you can mulch/fertilise/water without competition from the grass   Bet your tree will be happier if you do that

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:18

That's fantastic Snoodle - thanks!


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:58

Panda - that Corylus will look gorgeous

Clari - that is all soooooooooo exciting    Doing all that stuff should get you some more funding, shouldn't it?

Chicky and Woody - you've all been having fun too

The Under Gardener  has been helping with the two-handed stuff and the last of the tomatoes have been picked and the plants binned, the courgette plants have been uprooted and added to the compost heap, and some round-seeded peas have been sown to overwinter and provide an early crop next year. Also lots of tidying, deadheading, watering and staking has been done, and Hefty's Mansion has been cleaned out and re-positioned in a more sheltered spot in the Little Wilderness.

It's been a lovely day


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:39
Pauline 7 wrote (see)

What does GHU Stand for? I can't work that one out.

God help us!

honey bees

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:24

I don't know, but from what I've read I believe that sensible bee-keepers are perhaps more open-minded than they used to be, given the problems facing traditional beekeeping recently.  This link looks interesting

honey bees

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 18:19

Google for your local beekeeping association - they'll run classes for beginners and they usually provide a mentor too

Aerating the lawn - fab old tool...

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 18:18

I was once given a similar contraption, it was green and had a footplate above the horizontal bar at the bottom - I was told you had to stand on it to get the prongs into the ground - shame I wasn't as heavy then as I am now  - it was jolly hard work - I didn't get custody of it - I wonder what the ex did with it  he certainly doesn't tend his lawn with it

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Tree Nursery bankrupt - online auction

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Ilex crenata

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Saying goodbye

Farewell to a friend 
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It's different in Cornwall

Undisputable proof!!! 
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Last Post: 16/11/2015 at 13:06

A Point of View

Our relationship with Gardening 
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Last Post: 19/10/2015 at 18:48

Autumn colour

Photos of the autumn jewels in our gardens 
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Last Post: 31/10/2015 at 09:46

Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Last Post: 02/10/2015 at 07:49

Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Last Post: 13/09/2015 at 15:52

Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Last Post: 12/09/2015 at 15:37

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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