London (change)
Today 10°C / 7°C
Tomorrow 13°C / 9°C

Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Okay to place water butt against house wall?

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 17:45

Is he suggesting a damp course, or just a bit of damp proofing painted on?

Okay to place water butt against house wall?

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 16:34

Providing the water butt is properly installed there shouldn't be a problem, but I suppose a coat of damp proofing sealant wouldn't do any harm and if the builder thinks that the render might be suspect it might be a good idea - it might stop it developing that green algae that sometimes grows in damp dark corners. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 16:12

It's turned quite chilly here - I've put the heating on and OH has finished digging for the day.   It reached the giddy heights of 10.01C today - a bit different from yesterday!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 16:01

Has the dentist xrayed your jaw lately?  Problems there can cause headaches?  Just a thought .........

Is this the dreaded Japanese Knotweed!! Ident and advise required

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 15:13

Actually, so do I - ignore my last comment - I've just zoomed in on one bit of it and there's a decaying flower there - top right-ish.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 15:11

Are you drinking enough? (water - not the other)

According to OH, the majority of headaches are caused by unrecognised dehydration. 

Is this the dreaded Japanese Knotweed!! Ident and advise required

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 15:07

I agree, last year's fennel stems - cut them down to the base and dry them, then use them on the BBQ when you're cooking fish 

Or use them to make a bug box

Or both 

Planting out Garlic

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 15:05

I'd get them out now if your soil's not too wet - we have free-draining loam so planted ours direct in the ground last autumn and now they're growing away nicely. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 14:53

Clari, wrap them in layers of soggy newspaper and put them in a cool corner. 

Congrats on having perfect vision - let me tell you, it's so annoying when that first sign of ageing makes itself known 

We have 'robin' in the front garden Fg , but when we get some undergrowth planted I'm hoping he and his missus will move into the back.  We've got lots of goldfinches who love the ash trees and sing to us most of the day.  We had a pair of bluetits rear two broods in a nest box on the other ashtree last year, and this year they're very much in evidence, with the male sitting in the ashtree warning off any interlopers, so hopefully they'll use the box again.  

Next door have two tiny ponds and get lots of frogs, who also visit our garden in damp weather - hopefully we'll see them more often if we provide more 'damp'.

OH is back outside digging the pond - I'm feeling a bit 'under the weather'  so have been sent indoors to put my feet up and watch Cagney & Lacey with you lot on the sofa.  OH very sensibly said that it's only just over 24 hours since I was running a temp and had horrid earache  and I've done a load of washing, baked a batch of bread, hoed and raked in the garden and done a lot of pond supervision - that's enough 

Is this the dreaded Japanese Knotweed!! Ident and advise required

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 14:19

Don't think it's Knotweed - the dreaded JK has shoots and leaves growing alternately from each side of the stem - yours looks as if the shoots are growing in pairs.  

Are there any leaves we can have a look at?

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
Replies: 2    Views: 144
Last Post: Yesterday at 15:22

First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
Replies: 9    Views: 266
Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 11:10

The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
Replies: 1    Views: 137
Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 10:48

Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
Replies: 8    Views: 237
Last Post: 23/02/2015 at 11:25

Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
Replies: 0    Views: 157
Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 10:20

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
Replies: 9    Views: 391
Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27

Galanthophiles

Please help me choose 
Replies: 11    Views: 345
Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
Replies: 3    Views: 307
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: 1428
Last Post: 01/01/2015 at 18:00

Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
Replies: 8    Views: 367
Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 16:47

Christmas lights in the garden

Already! 
Replies: 99    Views: 3918
Last Post: 24/12/2014 at 21:51

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
Replies: 6    Views: 545
Last Post: 24/11/2014 at 07:52

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
Replies: 17    Views: 1159
Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 00:00

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
Replies: 30    Views: 741
Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 10:04

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
Replies: 3    Views: 342
Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 08:07
1 to 15 of 106 threads