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Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 06:21

Good morning all   Bet you're all  still snoozing

OL, hope you got some sleep 

Panda - take plenty of double-sided velcro and super-glue - invaluable when dealing with children en masse 

It's a very still morning here and last night was the warmest night of the year so far at 15.8C - the wood pigeons are cooing on the roof and there are some goldfinches singing in the ash trees - otherwise it is very quiet out there - I'm sitting here in my dressing gown with the door to the terrace open enjoying my coffee.  

I think today is going to be a lovely one 

Newbie help required

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 06:15

If there are plants there that you don't recognise, you can take photos of them and post them on here - usually one of us will be able to identify most things and give you some clues about how to take care of them 

To post a picture on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions;  sadly it doesn't work for phones -yet

help!

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 06:11

Either cyclamen hederafolium or cyclamen coum - the first will flower in the late summer/autumn, before they grow their beautiful frosted leaves.  The second will flower in the very early spring, around the same time as snowdrops.  

Lucky you - we found the same when we moved into this garden - beautiful!  I was thrilled as they were our first 'discovery' here and I'd always wanted a garden with cyclamen in it. 

I wonder whether you have the white or the pink, or some of each?  Those huge 'corms' are very old - they start off quite tiny and get bigger and bigger each year - we have some like dinner plates.

It sounds as if you have a lovely garden. 

Worried this is Japanese Knotweed!

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 20:37

Definitely not Japanese Knotweed 

Hydrangea flower heads

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 20:34

I leave them on, they turn wonderful colours as they fade into the autumn - then in the winter they protect the buds beneath them from the frost.  I remove them in the spring. 

I.D. Required please

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 20:14

I can't see any flowers on the plant in question - I can see through the plant to some flowers in the beds behind it. 

There are buds at the top tips of the plant. 

how to get rid of wasp nest?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 19:59

Don't think it's likely to be bumble bees as they don't swarm - this sounds very like a swarm of honey bees. 

I.D. Required please

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 19:47

Looks a bit like Gypsophila paniculata 

Could someone ID this for me please?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 19:44

Snap Dave 

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ID please

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Does anyone recognise this? 
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