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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

bug problem on herbs

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 10:05

These are Cardinal beetles - there are a lot about at the moment it seems, we had a post about them yesterday on artichokes.  

They are definitely 'Good Guys' and should be welcomed - they eat the larvae of other insects, including those of the Baddies 

I'll try to find the other thread about them.

Stake recently planted apple tree

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 10:03

I would use a diagonal stake, as shown here http://rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=208 

I know it suggests using this for trees on sloping sites, but it's also useful for other purposes too.  

Staking this way keeps the roots stable whilst allowing the trunk of the tree to flex in the wind and build up it's own strength. 

Screening

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 09:10

Hope Bob doesn't mind me popping in and saying that his picture is an aquilegia 

What goes with what?

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 08:56

Green gladdies would be great - I've just looked on Sarah Raven's site - this Weld would be fabulous, dotted around and weaving through the bed  http://www.sarahraven.com/flowers/seeds/perennials/weld.htm 

Talkback: Watering priorities

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 08:52

Hasn't your brother jumped the gun a bit?  Invitations haven't gone out yet - he might not be invited! 

What goes with what?

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 08:39

Give it a splash of something acidy green like a euphorbia  http://www.sarahraven.com/flowers/plants/perennials-plants/euphorbia_amygdaloides_var_robbiae.htm 

It's on the opposite side of the colour wheel to the colours you've already got

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52904.png?width=350

 and will provide contrast and a bit of zing. 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 08:02

I thought you might be having a storm Panda   See you tomorrow morning 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 07:30

Woody, I don't suppose it can cope with a bit of shade can it? 

Morning Chicky 

Wasps

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 07:21

Are you sure they're wasps - lots of people are finding tree bees living in their roof space -  they're harmless and will die in the winter - the males 'dance in the air' outside the entrance to the nest. 

Info here  http://bumblebeeconservation.org/images/uploads/Bee_Craft_May_2013,_Bombus_hypnorum.pdf 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Which beer is best? 
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Does anyone recognise this? 
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Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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