London (change)
Today 13°C / 7°C
Tomorrow 11°C / 5°C


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

1 to 10 of 20,161

Newly planted leylandi dead?

Posted: Today at 15:21
Welshonion wrote (see)
Trouble is they don't stop at 12 ft. How did you intend to trim them at that height? Have you got the correct equipment? Or did you intend to employ someone?

My thoughts exactly

Following on 'Advice on Lawn Problem'

Posted: Today at 09:43

Think that's a rye grass producing flower heads - it just needs regular mowing - no need to panic

It's my birthday

Posted: Today at 09:42

Double doses of cake - on a day when I've got to go out!?!?!?

Have a Brilliant Birthday to All the Birthday Boys and Girls!!!


Quick Growing Hedge/Conifers?

Posted: Today at 09:39

Hello Harj Samra and welcome

Are you really really sure you want Leylandii?  They grow huge, need a lot of regular cutting back, and if you cut the sides back too far you are left with brown branches which never ever turn green again.  Also they suck all the moisture and nutrients out of the soil so that nothing will grow near them, not even a lawn.

Have a look at beech hedging, holly and laurel and have a re-think please - they're all much less trouble than Leylandii

I'm sure others here will give you  some other hedging suggestions


Posted: Today at 09:33

I love that part of the world - I went ponytrekking on Dartmoor when I was a child, and on Exmoor when I was a grownup (only a couple of years ago!) and when we stayed in a cottage on Bodmin (3 years ago) I was woken in the middle of the night by a nightingale singing outside my window!  I'm glad you've found the place of your dreams Hosta

london pride

Posted: Today at 07:52

Morning Verdun

I've seen it do well in pretty shady conditions, and the RHS seem to think it'll be fine in "deep or partial shade"

london pride

Posted: Today at 07:38

Yes - it's just the right time to do it -  if it's a decent size you can divide it up and make several plants of it

sunflower seeds problem

Posted: Today at 07:36

Just pop them into moist compost Pauline - and stand well back

Is this blight?

Posted: Today at 07:32

Hope for the best - prepare for the worst!!!

It's my birthday

Posted: Today at 07:29

Yay, thanks SG

I've a very strong feeling that today is OL's birthday!

Happy Birthday OL



1 to 10 of 20,161

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
Replies: 25    Views: 492
Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 08:19

Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
Replies: 2    Views: 244
Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 15:22

First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
Replies: 9    Views: 331
Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 11:10

The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
Replies: 1    Views: 167
Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 10:48

Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
Replies: 8    Views: 281
Last Post: 23/02/2015 at 11:25

Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
Replies: 0    Views: 198
Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 10:20

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
Replies: 9    Views: 448
Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27


Please help me choose 
Replies: 11    Views: 412
Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
Replies: 3    Views: 348
Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 18:01

New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
Replies: 37    Views: 1729
Last Post: 01/01/2015 at 18:00

Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
Replies: 8    Views: 400
Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 16:47

Christmas lights in the garden

Replies: 99    Views: 4274
Last Post: 24/12/2014 at 21:51

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
Replies: 6    Views: 601
Last Post: 24/11/2014 at 07:52

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
Replies: 17    Views: 1425
Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 00:00

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
Replies: 30    Views: 773
Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 10:04
1 to 15 of 107 threads