Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Snails in pond

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 07:19

They'll be great for the ecology of the pond - they eat algae etc and will keep the water clear.  Sounds perfect

To weed or not to weed? That is the question

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 06:58

I've come a bit late to this party ...

1.  looks more like hypericum than anything else

2.  looks like bergenia cordifolia to me

3.  looks like hypericum

and in the pretty container ...

pretty sure the purple one is aubretia

the white one to the side looks like arabis but it would help if we could see the leaves better

and there's a white heather in the middle.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 06:45

Good morning all  G'day Pat   What lovely visitors

Hope Lyn got some rest last night. 

7.9C here overnight and it's still at that temperature - I had hoped to do some gardening today but it looks live heavy drizzle has set in.  I may do some pricking out on the dining room table ...

Help to Identify this Shrub

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 22:36
Contact Durham Uni Botanical whatnot and send them a pic. They'll be bound to have an email address somewhere

Unidentified tree

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 21:01

Apparently the autumn colour is better on acid soil

Molly the Witch in trouble

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 20:42


I think the red deadnettle sets off the touches of red in the stems and veins of the leaves just perfectly.  

Very sensible to grow cleavers too Nut - very useful as a medicinal herb, slightly laxative and diuretic and fantastic in a vegetable soup said to have slimming properties  (not that either of you have need of such a soup)

My Molly is looking healthy but no sign of buds last time I checked (I'll have another look tomorrow).  I wonder if it gets too much shade in the west facing bed?  It might be a candidate to be transplanted into the new sunny bed we're making in the back garden

Snails in pond

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 20:31

Are these Ramshorn snails? 

Scroll down here to see some

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 19:29
Fairygirl wrote (see)

You'll have to put that right someday Dove...and you too Hosta  

Fully intend to Fairy

We did spend a wonderful wild and wet week on Skye one midsummer a few years ago.  I will never forget an idyllic boat ride around the loch by Dunvegan Castle, getting face to face with the nesting sea birds and seal families. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 17:53

Thank you Verdun

Petition to stop cancelling GW

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 17:51
DyersEnd wrote (see)

Link doesn't work for me and I can't find the petition by googling

Try this one

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