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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Bats in the belfry

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 16:51

I remember hearing recently (radio or tv) that contrary to popular belief, bats have some vision - however their echolocation is far superior.

Bats in the belfry

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 16:29

Grow nectar sources for night-flying moths

Himalayan Knotweed

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 16:26

Think Pansyface was referring to Himalayan Balsam, not Himalayan Knotweed.

The Knotweed will need weedkiller - I'd use glyphosate.

Unidentified Pest

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 16:22

Think pieris lacebugs are brown rather than white

Doesn't look like vine weevil to me.


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 16:15

Keeping out of the cream/jam/cream debate - I've made a batch of cheese scones

 Help yourselves .......

Unidentified Pest

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 16:09

It looks to me like one of the scale insects and their white waxy egg masses

The plant may look healthy now but inless got rid of the scale insects will suck the sap from it and weaken it.

Good luck

Himalayan Knotweed

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 15:58

It appears that there are two separate but related plants

Japanese Knotweed and Himalayn Knotweed

Nothing to do with Himalayn Balsam.

Pruning Victoria Plum Tree

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 11:15

Plums and other prunus trees should be pruned May/June/July - never in the winter. 

Pruning them in the winter makes them very susceptible to contracting Silver Leaf Disease. 

More information here

Hope that helps

What is this found in the garden this morning

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 11:10

It does look as it's been a good year for them

merged front yard

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 10:08

Great minds think alike Beaus Mum

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Autumn colour

Photos of the autumn jewels in our gardens 
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Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Last Post: 13/09/2015 at 15:52

Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Last Post: 12/09/2015 at 15:37

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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