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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Markings on hosta leaves

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 11:46

First prize goes to Wonky

Hostas aren't the only things in this household to get splattered with paint - doesn't seem a lot that I can do about it

id this caterpillar

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 11:43

Pansyface, that looks very like the ones here


Markings on hosta leaves

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 09:02

 I've recently moved the position of my Hosta undulata nearer to the outside tap and drain where it gets a bit more sun and it began to look much happier - however the other day I noticed these strange pinkish markings on some of the leaves. 

I suspect these to be the result of activity by Pictor 'domesticus'   any suggestions re action to take please?

Xhose collapsible hosepipe bursting

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 08:01

I really don't understand why anyone would repeatedly buy something that keeps breaking

Here's the manufacturer's website

However, you should be seeking redress from the seller, not the manufacturer (if they're not the same firm).

What is this plant and what do I do now the stems are falling over?

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 07:58

Here's some pictures and info on collecting aquilegia seeds

Hope that helps


White slug like creatures

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 07:51

As it would be a really bad thing for Ana garcia to go around crushing every black beetle in her garden   here's a pic of a vine weevil

 Hope that helps.


Why did these plants die and what can I replace them with?

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 07:28

I think it may be a spruce of some kind - the pale coloured shoots are new growth which would normally turn a darker green as the season progressed.  But you said that they both then just died

We'll need to know more -

How long had they been planted?

What sort of compost are they in?

How often were they watered and/or fed?

Which way does the front of the house face?

Is it windy there?


Posted: 03/07/2015 at 07:11

Good morning all

Lovely day in the city with Wonky yesterday, shopping, lunch at Carluccio's, she had a hairdo, she bought me a lovely frock (I chose it, she insisted on paying) then back here to collect plants, pots and Dyson, then took her back to Ipswich, had a quick 10 mins looking at her garden and then back again here to flollop on the sofa. 

Only a tiny drop of rain all day and nothing overnight, and this morning we have bright blue skies

I've been very lucky with dentists

Now I'd better find out what everyone else got up to yesterday ...


Posted: 03/07/2015 at 07:00

Hi jinxygg

Tell us more about your garden, where it is, type of soil, aspect etc and maybe we can come up with some ideas for you

White slug like creatures

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 06:58

When we first moved here nearly four years ago we found that part of the garden had an infestation of vine weevils.  We treated that area with two applications of Nemasys Vine Weevil nematodes which has really dealt with most of the problem. 

We do still get an occasional occurrence, but haven't yet had to reapply the nematodes.  We've not used any other method of controlling them other than to encourage hedgehogs, frogs, toads and birds into the garden and of course they help by eating the adult weevils .

Good luck

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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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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Congratulations to you both ... 
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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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