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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Can anyone identify this plant? Mauve flowers, green leaves?

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 08:47

Anyone else with any ideas - I'm stumped - Nut, have you had a look? 

Dream of your wish list

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 07:09

It's not exotic or anything, but I've always wanted Aster x frikartii monch but never had a sunny spot for it.  Now I've got the west facing border in the front garden I'm going to get one ................ what is more I'm going to drive down to Woottens of Wenhaston today and get it 


Posted: 09/07/2014 at 07:07

Morning Stacey    Think we in East Anglia have got some thunderstorms over the weekend before we get the fine weather and the heatwave - never mind - it'll fill the water butts.

I have made a decision - I'm going to order Aster x frikartii monch from Woottens this morning  It'll be perfect in the new front border and extend the flowering season 



I have changed my mind ............................................ I am going to drive down there today and buy it myself - and then I'll pop in and see the Aged Ps as well - it's not very far from them 

Failure to Berry

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 05:50

I'm wondering whether it's thirsty - it takes a lot of moisture to produce fruit. 


Posted: 09/07/2014 at 05:47

Good morning all   Quite grey and overcast here this morning and the forecast says the water butts will be filled.  

I had a quick look at the forecast for our East Ruston trip - looks like sunglasses, sunscreen, long cooling drinks and parasols will be required 


Posted: 08/07/2014 at 20:49

I've blown the picture up and zoomed in - it's apparent that most of the stems of this rose have been cut back quite recently - there's no puzzle as to why it's not flowered - the flowering shoots have been cut off - the puzzle is why 

Winter Veg Growing

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 20:20

I usually sow a couple of rows of Swiss Chard 'Lucullus' at this time of year - I get pickings throughout the autumn and into the winter, and then whenever there's a mild spell there's some more to be picked.  Then, as soon as the early signs of spring arrive it starts into growth again and I carry on picking until early summer. 

And of course, sow Broad beans Aquadulce Claudia in late October and they'll start into growth immediately, continue to grow slowly through the winter and produce a great crop in the spring.  With no need for any protection from the winter weather.  Last year mine were under 18" of snow for what felt like months on end, and we were picking loads of beans in May 

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 20:11

Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 19:55
bekkie hughes wrote (see)
This is an opportunity to buy some nice late summer plants



Posted: 08/07/2014 at 19:37

I'll have to ask Ma why brother was born in July - goodness knows what reply I'll get - according to her yesterday she and Pa are only recently engaged and are arranging their wedding - they're going to live on the bench on the common which has a lovely view of the sea   Do you think I'll get an invite to the wedding?  Who does she think I am? 

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