Dovefromabove


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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 

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 09:45

LillyP - wonderful news!!!   So pleased for you all ((hugs))


Hosta   Forkers, I can confirm that he is but a shadow of his former self 


It's lovely out there - we've been in the garden since just after brekkie - OH has dug over the  rest of the veg patch so I'll get a teepee  erected and so some Borlotti beans .  The broad beans are over now so some Swiss Chard (Lucullus) will go in that patch. 


I've summer pruned the espalier pear - we have fruit on it for the first time - the June drop has happened so fingers crossed 


Now I'm going to summer prune the goosegogs ... 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Blight resistant tomatoes

 
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Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
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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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Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Last Post: 04/05/2016 at 14:04

Whoops! I've done it again ......

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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

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

The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
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Last Post: 23/02/2016 at 19:49

East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Another excuse for cake ............  
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