Latest posts by Dovefromabove

ants' nest

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 17:26
plant pauper says:

...except for the ones who live at the side of my pond.  Must be some kind of swamp ant!

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 We also have an ants nest at the side of our pond ... but that area is raised and quite dry.  We often watch the blackbirds 'anting' on it. 

ants' nest

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 16:59

Pour a bucket of water slowly over it ... give it a really good soaking ... they like dry soil to build their homes, so if you keep the area damp they'll move on.  

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 16:49

Awwww ... bless him 

RIP Brucie 

Discoveries and Disappointments

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 16:44
Hostafan1 says:

I think I'm giving up on lilies in pots ( 5 minute wonder this "summer" ), but very into water lilies.

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 We made the same decision this summer ... well, the first half of it anyway ... no room for water lilies in our little pond.  

Old rose bush looks awful, pruning ideas please

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 16:43

Have you got any roses of your own?  If so, when you're about to prune yours could you pop your head over the fence and say something like "I'm just going to give my roses a good seeing to and a dose of fertiliser... would you like me to do the same to yours while I'm about it?"

A mug of tea and a slice of home made cake and a discussion about  gardening, and a neighbour can become a friend 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 16:38

Fingers very crossed Hosta ((hugs))

Driving past accidents .. not nice 

Glad you got yourself a treat ... I went to the garden centre but managed to resist everything except what I went for ... hedgehog food and a birthday card.     I nearly succumbed to an echinacea but the colour just wasn't quite right ... 

The dreaded Weed

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 16:33

Show us some photos and then we'll be able to suggest your best option 

The dreaded Weed

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 16:02

Totally agree Posy ... if the poster is reasonable bendable and can kneel a few hours each day ... or over a couple of weekends, should do the job.  Quiet, contemplative work ... just as good as meditation.

If you're not sure how to go about it watch this 


Yellow leaf on orchid

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 15:34

It happens ... it will eventually wither and die ... comes to all of us as Phillippa says.  If the plant is healthy it'll grow more leaves.  


Posted: 18/08/2017 at 15:21

Roses do change colour as they age; some do it more than others, and sometimes it is accentuated by wet weather.  It's perfectly normal.

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