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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

What are these bugs in the pond?

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:28

I think the tadpoles will develop more quickly when the weather warms up

what have I dug up?

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:24

Sleep well and have sweet dreams tonight

I've got bees

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:19

I'm sure they'll be very happy with you Nut

Our neighbour had two nests in his roof last year - no problem for him and good pollination for our plants

what have I dug up?

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 20:56

I wouldn't be worrying   It's just fungus helping with the decomposition process of the tree stump.  The ground is full of it, but we don't often see it.


Posted: 30/05/2015 at 20:53

Snap! MrsGarden   we had one in the garden today too

How to remove Rye grass from my turf

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 20:44

Are you sure that it's rye grass that's causing the problem? 

There are other 'weed type' grasses that form clumps or look different from the lawn grasses, details here

However, with most of them regular mowing, at least once a week, sometimes twice, will minimise their impact.

How to remove Rye grass from my turf

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 20:39

You'd have to start again with a specialist turf or seed.

What's the problem with the ryegrass - it's in most lawns?  You shouldn't even be able to see the rye-grass unless it flowers.

Spider mite on Centaurea

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 20:34

Pretty sure aphids don't make webs, but I'm still as sure as I can be without seeing them that that's what they are. 

I'd put money on them not being spider mites - they hate cold damp conditions - but even if I'm wrong and they are spider mites, they'll hate being squirted with soapy spray - it'll get rid of them whether it's mites or aphids

Spider mite on Centaurea

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 20:01

There are aphids that live on thistles and knapweeds (centaurea) - I'd try using one of the organic soap-based bug sprays  or make one yourself from a squirt of washing up liquid in water in a hand sprayer (I find Ecover works well) 


Posted: 30/05/2015 at 19:43

Wintersong - you're a very lucky gardener! 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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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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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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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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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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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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