London (change)
Today 26°C / 16°C
Tomorrow 24°C / 16°C


Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 09/05/2014 at 06:42

Good morning all   

Damp and overcast here too archie, but just the tiniest glimmer of blue up there too .... but I won't be gardening - I'm off to an auction this morning then visiting the Aged Ps 


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 21:25

There's an idea - a brace of ferrets!!! 

how much water for my tomatoes

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 21:23

I only water when the soil is dry and the foliage is starting to flag.  

Overwatering causes the perfect conditions for fungal growth and blight. 


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 19:59

KEF - you have email 

Changing colour of Lilac

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 19:58
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Easy to tell the difference, lilac smells lovely. Privet smells dreadful

Says you - I love the smell of privet in bloom 

Mrs Fish

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 19:30

Fingers very crossed and lots of positive thoughts winging their way to you and Mrs Fish - hopefully she'll be back home with you very soon where you can give her lots of lovely TLC 

Give her lots of get well wishes from the Forkers 

Ornamental tree

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 19:28


Changing colour of Lilac

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 19:21

Lilacs are often grafted onto a rootstock, sometimes of lilac and sometimes privet is used.  However I thought that the lilac used as a rootstock is the common lilac colour, so if suckers had taken over the resulting flowers would be lilac not white.

I suppose the flowers are lilac, not privet .................


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 19:07

Fidget ((hugs)) hope your father's soon fit and well and back home where he belongs 

Water butts and pond will soon be overflowing chez Dove 

North, South, East or West Facing

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 18:48

Sorry, I misunderstood - I thought the border was against the patio, not against the fence 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
Replies: 1    Views: 61
Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
Replies: 11    Views: 155
Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46


How to get around the current problem .... 
Replies: 94    Views: 1759
Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Replies: 204    Views: 3890
Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
Replies: 31    Views: 776
Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

Replies: 8    Views: 245
Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
Replies: 11    Views: 409
Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
Replies: 30    Views: 878
Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
Replies: 22    Views: 799
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
Replies: 5    Views: 250
Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
Replies: 21    Views: 503
Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
Replies: 113    Views: 2553
Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
Replies: 23    Views: 864
Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 08:02

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
Replies: 22    Views: 627
Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
Replies: 55    Views: 1640
Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 13:07
1 to 15 of 77 threads