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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Different coloured roses on same plant

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 05:21

Roses from the root stock are likely to be single.

zephrine drouhin

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 05:20

You're right not to continue with Rose Clear as it contains an insecticide.  Scott's Fungus Clear Ultra is a treatment for Black Spot which does not contain insecticide, so if you need to continue spraying that would be preferable. 

what's this please?

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 19:48

Possibly a Philadelphus?

Good Bug or Bad Bug??

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 19:41

I think that's a Flower Bug, which is definitely a Gardener's Friend, as it feeds on aphids.

In the case of most other insects in my garden, I work on the principle of 'live and let live' - I squidge Lily Beetles 'cos they have no natural predator in this country, and I wipe bad infestations of aphids from rosebuds early in the season until the ladybirds, wasps and bluetits get to grips with them.

All other insects are left alone to do whatever they do

Planting non native plants to encourage wildlife?

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 19:29

What sort of wildlife are you trying to encourage LouiseB?

If you're providing nectar-rich flowers for bees and butterflies etc, give a thought to their larval stages - what are they going to eat?  Many butterfly and moth caterpillars only feed on specific native plants - take note of the types of butterflies and moths that visit your garden, and look up the food plants for their caterpillars and grow them


Posted: 03/06/2015 at 19:04

Bon Voyage BL - enjoy!

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 18:56

Hi Tom and welcome

Several people here have allotments and many of us have veg patches in our gardens.  This is a thread about Zoomer's allotment

Calling all Caterpillar experts . . .

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 18:42

This Youtube video shows how it happens - it's wonderful

spring cabbage

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 18:10

I'd just plant them straight into the garden

What to do with laburnum?

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 18:07

I think that's gorgeous - I'd love it in my garden


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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