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Posted: 30/05/2015 at 08:52

Chicky - I love Crambe in a border, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't like our shallow gritty soil full of tree roots - I'm trying to find something that'll give that 'airy cloud' feel that would be happy in the new island bed I'm planning for next year (you heard it here first folks!!!)

Plants ID

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 06:40

Pics 1&2 ..................???

Pics 3&4 ..................cornus

Pics 5&6 .................viburnum

Pics 7&8 ................ artemisia

Pics 9&10 .............. ???


Posted: 30/05/2015 at 06:19

Good morning all

Clari, jolly well done!  They should give you a medal!!!  and a day off!!! ((hugs))

We'll sort your weeds out for you this weekend, won't we folks!?

It's a beautiful morning out there  - I've just been feeding the robins by hand on the terrace - lots of other birds out there too, coal tits, greenfinch, goldfinch, house sparrows, blue tits, great tits, dunnocks, wren, blackbird, collared dove, starlings and there's a green woodpecker yaffling from over the other side of the fence

Is my black bamboo flowering?

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 06:08

I think it's a typo ....... rogue plants?

Ash Tree Die Back

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 19:37

We have two large ash trees in our garden which we love.  So far they look healthy

We are slap bang in the middle of a really bad area for Ash Dieback - we saw some tragically affected young growth on old ash stools at Foxley Wood last spring - we're also just a mile down the road from Dr Edwards' lab at the first sign of a problem we'll be reporting it.  

Autumn nectar sources for bees and etc?

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 15:17

It's only when ivy has reached the top of it's support and produced its arborial form that it will produce flowers and berries, and this takes several years - however, it is possible to take cuttings from the arborial form of ivy and grow them as shrubs which flower and fruit.  I've seen this done where it has been used as an attractive low hedge.

It is an offence in the UK (Wildlife & Countryside Act) to introduce Himalayan Balsam into the wild - as the seeds catapault high, far and wide, if you grow it in your garden it is virtually impossible to prevent it spreading.  I know, I lived next door to someone who had one plant in his garden.  Within two years his garden and mine were full of it, within five years it had spread into every garden along our side of the street.  It was a total pain in the neck pulling the seedlings up year after year. 

We moved house.



Posted: 29/05/2015 at 14:08

Wonky - Sainsbugs giving away brandy!!!  Whatever next???  Did you get asked for ID again???

I told you you have to be patient with seeds!

Bob, good news about your mum - as Verdun says, peace of mind for you and for her



Posted: 29/05/2015 at 11:39

I maligned them Hosta, I've just checked - they have four and a half leaves each

Well, the rain's spattering on the window now so it's definitely hwk for the next little while - when I've drunk my coffee


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 11:17

Hosta - picking courgettes???  My plants still only have a couple of proper leaves and are hiding in the little greenhouse.  I only potted them on yesterday!!!  You lot live in tropical climes



Posted: 29/05/2015 at 11:15

Announcement from Dove HQ - lawnmowing postponed - I'd forgotten that I needed to make a tandoori marinade for supper - now I've done that and hung some washing out there's menacing black clouds heading this way and it's turning chilly.  I shall be a brave Dove and do some hwk instead

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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ID please

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Flower ID please

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Markings on hosta leaves

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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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Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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