London (change)
Today 22°C / 14°C
Tomorrow 24°C / 17°C


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Storing Tulips

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 19:47

I do - bedding type tulips don't naturalise like daffodils do, and the flowers tend to get smaller year after year, so I leave them in for a few years then pull them up and compost them.

Small red worms

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 19:43

That looks like a Small Redworm to me - it's likely to have come from the manure and they won't harm your plants. They help to break down decomposing organic matter in the soil.

I think the problem for your plants is that the manure is too fresh and is burning the plants. Scrape it off the ground and add it to your compost heap to allow it to rot down thoroughly.


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 19:27
WonkyWomble wrote (see)
Ground elder in incinerator bin, ................................then sit at my kitchen window with a pint of Darjeeling and smile at the results if a hard day's gardening!
Have a lovely evening all!

A lovely evening to you two too   Mind you don't overdo it - not long since you had a bad back!!!

Verdun, Shelterbox is such a good charity - such practical help - we support them too.  That amount of devastation is just too horrendous to comprehend

Storing Tulips

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 19:18

He said that for Darwin types - not species

What is this? Just bought house and found in polytunnel

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 19:17

Either Swiss chard or Perpetual spinach - running to seed now so pull up, put on the compost heap and sow some more

Plant/Weed ID

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 17:49

LOL!!!   Hope Wonky sees this - there's nothing like impressing the children

miniature rose?

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 17:46

Burnet roses have tiny fern-like leaves and the prettiest little blooms with a lovely scent

Plant/Weed ID

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 17:40

Oooh - I'm having a good run

One for the ladies. ......

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 17:37

Think it would be one heck of an elbow that broke a window on my car

Plant/Weed ID

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 17:16

Possibly Black Bryony?

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
Replies: 123    Views: 2515
Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

Replies: 6    Views: 217
Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
Replies: 5    Views: 259
Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
Replies: 11    Views: 292
Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
Replies: 2    Views: 132
Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
Replies: 11    Views: 398
Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
Replies: 5    Views: 190
Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
Replies: 36    Views: 986
Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
Replies: 28    Views: 785
Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
Replies: 19    Views: 507
Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
Replies: 12    Views: 387
Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
Replies: 7    Views: 307
Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
Replies: 15    Views: 437
Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
Replies: 24    Views: 700
Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
Replies: 10    Views: 400
Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45
1 to 15 of 128 threads