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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Is this a weed?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 07:00

The bees will love the flowers too


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 06:57

Good morning all

No idea why you woke that early Hosta   At that time this morning I was on a beach with Wonky waiting for a ride in a speedboat but the tide had gone out ........ very strange dream

Bright blue sky and wall to wall sunshine here ... that's 'cos I've arranged to head down south to visit Ma this morning.  Hopefully the weather will hang on until I get back - things to do, plants to pot on ...


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 21:47

Night night Wonky


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 21:37

Gardengirl - the pond's doing really great thanks - it's not looking quite as beautiful as when it was new as the magpies and blackbirds trashed the edges getting mud for their nests - Wonky is going to help me plant some overhanging ferns around it to hide the pond liner.  And it's got quite a bit of blanket weed in there now - but the arrival of some mail-order pond snails the other day will hopefully help sort that out a bit.  Certainly the frogs are happy in there - I counted nine frogs of various sizes sunbathing in the pond this afternoon, and they were just the ones I could see

ID for hardy geranium please

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 21:22

Yes, here it is - Dryopteris erythrosora 'Prolifica' - I've found it also called the Dwarf Rosy Buckler Fern and the Japanese Shield Fern and various other names

ID for hardy geranium please

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 21:08

Yes Topbird - that's the colour of that fern's new growth - it looks best at this time of year but hangs onto the colour quite a while, if I remember correctly.  I'll have a hunt for it's name  ... it should be in the notebook somewhere ...

droopy rhododendron

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 21:02

Hi Foggers and welcome

Is it thirsty?

Anyone seen any ladybirds?

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 20:40

Not seen many - a few natives on the grapevine in March, and some Harlequins on the roses a couple of weeks ago.  I think it's too chilly - they're still hiding and keeping warm. 

We don't use insecticides and neither do any of the neighbours around us

What is this.

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 19:57

Centranthus ruber 'Alba'


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 19:13

Verdun, I told her she'd built a coffin - just as well her hubby is 6'7" so he'll know it's not for him LOL

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

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

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

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

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

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

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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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

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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