Dovefromabove


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Mock Orange

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 06:10

It's a pleasure Betty - glad to be able to help :-)


A sprinkling of Fish, Blood and Bone (a slow release organic fertiliser) next spring might be a good idea too.

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 19:38

I've got a plaster on a cut finger - consequently I've just typed and lost a huge post telling you everything I did in the garden today   


I'll tell you all about it later when the plaster is off.  I'll just say that it's been the most productive day in months and months and months, and I've very happy 


The weather was so lovely we decided to make the most of it - we'll go and see the British Art Show on a rainy day instead of going there this afternoon. 

Is this a weed?

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 19:01

One of the first flowers of spring - they bloom before the leaves appear - I love them 

Plant ID Please

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 18:55

It looks like one of the varieties of sunflower - Helianthus - one of theshorter ones that has multiple blooms rather than  the tall single flowered ones. 


I think I'd move it into a bigger pot with ordinary multipurpose compost and keep it in a sunny sheltered spot. 

Bug ID please

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 15:19

Can't see it very clearly 'cos it goes blurry when I enlarge it, but I think it's a ladybird larvae in the process of turning into a grown up ladybird 


A very good guy!

Last edited: 21 June 2016 15:20:42

Sweet Rocket

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 13:55

  It won't self-seed unless you leave the seedpods to ripen on the plant. 

What are these please?

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 13:53

Mmm, yes 2 could be peony ...... 

What are these please?

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 13:48

1. Looks like a Cotoneaster, possibly C. horizontalis


2.  Possibly hellebore leaves


3.  An ash tree seedling.  Dig it out!!! 

White tiny dots on lily pot

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 13:19

I've enlarged the photo and can see the white dots and what I think is the insect.


Are they really pests?  Are they doing any damage?  Or are they just part of the micro-fauna that contributes to the health of the soil - there are millions of them, ones you can see and ones you can't


It's really not a good idea to kill creatures indiscriminately - your garden will be the worse for it.  


I would leave them alone - they're probably just part of nature's wonderful world. 


Tree/Leaf infection

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 09:48

They're leaf galls, caused by a tiny insect.  They do little harm to the tree and are nothing to worry about.  My grape vine is covered with them 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Wot izzit?

Plant ID please 
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ID please

Rudbeckia??? 
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Hosta! Where's Hosta?

Look at the canna you gave us! 
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Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Moving them about ... two questions ...  
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HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things ... everyone welcome  
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Gardener's Garters

Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
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Blight resistant tomatoes

 
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Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
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Last Post: 19/06/2016 at 18:14

ID please

 
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A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
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Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

 
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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

 
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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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