Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Multiple plant id

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 14:10

I meant Who's next, not Whose next  

Glyphosate - possible problems?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 13:51

I read something the other day that was blaming it for causing Autism too. 

I've no idea of the veracity of the research or the researchers - however I do think that if there is any suspicion at all that this may have even just a snippet of truth, it really does need looking into.

One of the main aims of Monsanto's involvement with GM is, as I understand it, to produce crops that are resistant to Round-up so that they can all be sprayed with it 


Lavendar keeps dying in our garden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 13:44

Hmmm, that doesn't sound good.  You do water it occasionally don't you? 

Lavendar keeps dying in our garden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 13:38

Is your garden well-drained?  Lavender hate their roots being cold and damp - they can cope with cold roots but the combination of both will finish them off.

Dig plenty of horticultural grit into the soil and then heap the planting area into a ridge or heap and plant on top of that so that the lavender is never sitting in a puddle.   

Multiple plant id

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 13:21

The white one is Snow in Summer - Cerastium tormentosa 


Whose next? 

Child proofing garden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 12:30

No idea how much it costs, but this might be a possible solution 

ladybirds mating?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 12:27

According to Springwatch ladybird  nookie takes up to 8 hours 

ladybirds mating?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 11:44

Fidget, I found this it seems that there are all sorts of variants within species - our ladybirds knew what they were doing 

ladybirds mating?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 11:42

I've seen several unmatched pairs in connubial bliss on my roses lately - I hope they know what they're doing ............. 

Incredible luck

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 11:39

I saw my first orange tip of this spring on some Jack by the Hedge while out for a walk a few weeks ago   I've got lots of Hesperis in the garden but no signs of orange tips here - I shall endeavour to grow Jack by the Hedge as well. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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

Brown patch on lawn

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


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

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

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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