Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Brown Grass

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 18:28

I've had a PM from JS saying that he's posted some photos,  but I can't see where ... anyone?  


Posted: 24/05/2017 at 17:49

No aphids on this rose bush. Hasn't been sprayed ... not ever ...


Posted: 24/05/2017 at 17:15

Oh dear!  I had a feeling that might be the case ..........   keep a separate sprayer!!! 

Clematis spider

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 17:08

I don't spray any insects ... the birds, hoverflies, lacewings and  ladybirds deal with them for me ....

Last edited: 24 May 2017 17:13:15

Medlar bud dropping

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 17:04

Drought?  It takes a lot of moisture to produce a flower and it's been a very dry winter and spring.


Posted: 24/05/2017 at 16:47

Same here Hosta ........ not funny, not clever ............ just very boring 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 16:44

LilyP ((huge hugs))  so sorry you got attacked by the euphorbia ... I've not had any in my garden since being badly burned on the legs as a child .. however I do love them so this summer I'm planting euphorbias in our Sunny Corner ..... I had hoped that now I'm 27 I was old enough not to do anything dangerous with them, but ................ 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 15:53

The situation today was obviously wrong ... the poor girl was in no way fit to be at work and was making mistakes which were costing the company money to put right and annoying their customers.  There has to be some use of common sense, especially if someone has a recognised condition, doesn't there? 

Infestation of ants on rambling rose

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 15:50

The ants are farming the aphids for their honeydew.  Encourage bluetits by hanging feeders near the roses ... they'll help eat the aphids ... and don't use insecticides ... the ladybirds are about and breeding in this warm weather; their offspring will also eat the aphids.  

The only damage the ants might do to your roses is to build a nest at their roots which could cause problems, but if you keep the rose well watered the ants won't choose that area for a nest as they don't nest in damp soil.  


Posted: 24/05/2017 at 14:38

Just found seven ladybirds on one rose bush, some of them were making more ladybirds 

OH and I searched that rose bush for aphids ... we found just the one!  The bluetits have been all over the rose bushes and clematis for the past couple of weeks ... it's a good job they've left one aphid as she'll produce enough babies to feed the ladybirds. 

I can't remember removing any aphids from the rose bushes for several years now, and never use sprays.

I went on a slug hunt yesterday evening ......... I found three ... the rest are dealt with by frogs, toads, hedgehogs and nematodes 

Last edited: 24 May 2017 14:43:33

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
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The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Shrub ID please

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Last Post: 30/05/2017 at 21:11

Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

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Last Post: 29/05/2017 at 15:54

Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

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Last Post: 25/05/2017 at 21:08

Getting my own back ....

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Hello Forkers - May Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Last Post: 01/06/2017 at 11:14

Pond mystery solved

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Hello Forkers - April edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat for everyone to get together and socialise 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum

Is it too late to cut back? 
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Last Post: 30/03/2017 at 12:27

A wind-up/solar powered radio

Ideal for greenhouse or potting shed 
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Last Post: 11/03/2017 at 18:51

Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
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Last Post: 17/02/2017 at 14:48

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
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Last Post: 23/02/2017 at 10:39

Another ID please

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