London (change)
Today 17°C / 10°C
Tomorrow 15°C / 11°C


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

black fly

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 12:28

I direct sow my broad beans into the veg plot at the end of October, pinch out the growing tips when the first beans have set and never have a problem with blackfly.  We've had a fantastic crop this year, have eaten loads and have loads in the freezer. They've finished now and I'm just about to pull them up and plant the purple sprouting broccoli plants in their place.

I've also never had a problem with blackfly on runner beans (so far - fingers crossed ) but if I get them on other plants I just wash them off with a jet from the hosepipe. 

Will they grow back as good next year

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 11:36
Berghill wrote (see)

Alliums are different in that you should feed much earlier than with other bulbs. Once they flower the leaves have already done their duty and are dying down. So, feed them before the flower stalks appear.

That's helpful Berghill, thanks.  So I'm a bit late this year, but I'll be prepared for next

Suggestions Please

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 11:34

I think that looks really pretty

I wouldn't be pulling them out until they're totally over - I don't think it looks unloved at all.


Posted: 06/07/2015 at 11:00

There are quite a few different Lavateras.  Some are annuals, some bi-ennial and some perennial.  Lavatera arborea (English Tree Mallow) is a biennial.


Posted: 06/07/2015 at 07:49

Hope all goes according to plan Chicky, and that you keep your head above water

Wilting hydrangea

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 07:43

Now that's interesting, because I've found they do very well in pots if you treat them right

 This is one we brought with us from our last garden, on the day we moved house!



Posted: 06/07/2015 at 07:38

Do you remember me buying Rosa Bonica last year - I'd grown it before and it is such a lovely rose for cutting

 I wasn't wrong was I?

Supermarket tomato sprouting

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 06:41

Chris, I'm not a 'proper biologist' but it's pretty obvious that it's a perfectly normal term in botany as well as in zoology, which is probably the usage you were aware of.

Definition of viviparous in English: adjective bringing forth live young which have developed inside the body of the parent. Compare with oviparous and ovoviviparous. reproducing from buds which form plantlets while still attached to the parent plant, or from seeds which germinate within the fruit.

Wilting hydrangea

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 06:22

They're not in full sun are they?  Most hydrangeas are much happier in shade and the recent temperatures will have scorched them.

That being said, if one of them was looking poorly from the beginning, it might be past it now


Posted: 06/07/2015 at 06:02

What sort of weeds are they that have resisted your weedkillers?

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Autumn colour

Photos of the autumn jewels in our gardens 
Replies: 20    Views: 334
Last Post: Today at 08:59

Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
Replies: 15    Views: 579
Last Post: 02/10/2015 at 07:49

Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
Replies: 29    Views: 704
Last Post: 13/09/2015 at 15:52

Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
Replies: 7    Views: 569
Last Post: 12/09/2015 at 15:37

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
Replies: 1    Views: 289
Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
Replies: 19    Views: 604
Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
Replies: 123    Views: 3275
Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

Replies: 6    Views: 365
Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
Replies: 5    Views: 410
Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
Replies: 11    Views: 475
Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
Replies: 2    Views: 276
Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
Replies: 11    Views: 535
Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
Replies: 5    Views: 307
Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
Replies: 36    Views: 1179
Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
Replies: 28    Views: 984
Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25
1 to 15 of 134 threads