Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Russian Vine....

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 22:00

Absolutely fine if you have at least three acres - otherwise keep it out of your garden. There's one in the neighbouring garden which every year attempts to smother our large mature ash tree and we have to attack it with considerable vigour. 


Posted: 17/06/2016 at 16:52

Hello, I'm back 

Nurse says it's all very red and swollen in there and that it looks very painful - I assured her it is. I have come home with Clarithromycin tablets and Difflam throat spray both on prescription, and soluble paracetamol. I have been told to rest so I'm on the sofa in front of the tennis - every cloud has a silver lining 

Valerie, have you accidentally 'Ignored' yourself?

Rounding up the slugs

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 16:37

Info about the toxicity of metaldehyde slug pellets here 

My fuchsia is mutating!

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 16:28

Hi Zataweed   (good name)

Can you post a photo or two to give us a clue, please?

Rounding up the slugs

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 14:03

Yes, slug pellets containing metaldehyde (sp?) are harmful to other wildlife including birds and hedgehogs. 

It is believed that the ones containing ferric phosphate are not harmful. 

Leaning logs in a wildlife pond

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 08:55

I wouldn't worry about removing drowned slugs and snails - they'll decompose and provide nutrition for the multitude of micro-organisms and mini-beasts who will soon be inhabiting your pond. 


Posted: 17/06/2016 at 08:39

Good morning all 

LilyP ((hugs)) and also for all others who have cares and sadness.

Fairy - enjoy the carpet 

Rotten night here - throat swollen and horrid - rang surgery just now and have appointment with Nurse Practitioner for 2.45pm.

Hosta, you can count me out re shovelling and barrowing today I'm afraid 

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Posted: 16/06/2016 at 16:32

Oooh!  The gods are being a bit noisy moving that furniture around up there this afternoon ... 

Planting clematis with canes

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 16:16

I do what you do - carefully untie them from the cane and spread out the stems training them against three canes fanned out towards the trellis. 

And planting a good bit deeper than they were in the pot too, of course. 


Posted: 16/06/2016 at 15:09

The rain has just started so I've had to come in from pruning the grapevine.  I was going to do the pear and gooseberries too but they'll have to wait for another day 

I'll put the tv on and switch back and forth between the tennis and the football - hope it doesn't get too exciting ... 

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ID please

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