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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Raised bed and breeding my own slugs!!

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 21:16

Is this who you saw Verdun?

 Sorry Red Dahlia 

By the way, yes they will use ramps - ours use them to get up onto the Shady Bank which is two sleepers on their edges tall. 

bought 10 litre plant but received 7 lt. sellers says its a 10 lt in a 7lt ??

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 21:11

If it is not as described, and you are not satisfied then contact your local Trading Standards Office directly. 

Beech hedge

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 21:07

Possibly if it was too dry it wouldn't have put on much young growth?


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 21:05

Verdun's eating all the cake on Bakeoff!  He can't talk 'cos his mouth is full 

Beech hedge

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 21:03

If I remember correctly, beech hedges retain their brown leaves because they're clipped so most of the shoots are young growth.  Older growth drops its leaves as on beech trees.  My best guess is that if you clip back the twigs/branches in the area where it's dropping leaves, this time next year it will retain them.

In short  keep the growth as young as possible and it will retain its leaves.  


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 20:59

Just watched the Bakeoff Final - not going to tell you who won! 


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 20:40

Oooh, champagne truffle then please and thank you FB 

The board disappeared for a few minutes there - was it Gardengirl's lightening?


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 20:28

Hi Corny  A PM is a Private Message sent by one person to another - they cannot be seen by the rest of the Forum.  

Useful if you're swapping seeds and need to pass on addresses. 

You can do it by clicking on your name in the top right hand corner of the page and choosing the appropriate options.  Problems is that due to some technical issues on the Board they're not working as smoothly as they usually do.  


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 20:01

Fidget, is there one of those ones with crystallised ginger dipped in plain chocolate? 


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 19:59

Gardengirl, send it all this way - I love thunderstorms and lightening 

When I was little there was a huge very tall ash tree near the farmhouse and Ma worried that if it was struck it would crash through the roof, so if there was a thunderstorm at night Ma and Pa would wake us up, wrap us in blankets and carry us down the old crooked staircase to the big tapestry sofa in the end room where we were supposed to go back to sleep - of course we never did, and Ma and Pa would have to spend the rest of the night telling us stories or reading to us.  

I always looked forward to thunderstorms - they were exciting.  I'll have yours for you Gg ((hug))

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

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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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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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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