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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

finding it hard to level out soil for grass seed.

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 07:13

Practice is a noun - like in a GP Practice

Practise is a verb - as in "I must practise what I preach"

FRENCH gardens in midi - pyrenees-where to go?

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 07:08


Sudden death of quickthorn tree

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 06:28

Honey fungus?  Crataegus is quite susceptible 

Yucca plant

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 06:24

Dawn, can you tell us more about your yucca please.  How long have you had it and where is it planted.  What is the usual feeding and watering regime?

If you could post a picture too that would be helpful.  To upload a photo from a pc you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions. Sadly it doesn't work for phones - yet 

If it doesn't work let us know. 

How to tame a Hollyhock!

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 06:21

I think that the best you can do is to stake them this year, and then take some seeds from them and grow them on into new plants.  Mature hollyhocks don't take well to transplanting, in my experience.   

Which birds nest is this?

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 06:18

I would say that's a goldfinch nest.   


Posted: 01/07/2014 at 06:11

Good morning all 

A  cool night last night - some of the Morning Glory leaves are looking a bit wan!  

What are these little black beetles on my roses?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 20:57

Ma's polished dining table Nut, not mine 

What are these little black beetles on my roses?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 20:51

A gentle shake and they'll usually drop out -  we used to find them dropping from sweet peas in the vase onto the polished dining table every summer. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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: Today at 08:23

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: Yesterday 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: 28/05/2014 at 11:15

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

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 11:57
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