Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Russian vine advice

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 19:30
The helpful herpetologist says:

I am aware of its reputation as a thug, so plan on potting it to enable me to control its growth. Will this work, or should I steer clear altogether?

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 Steer clear ......... if it's not happy it won't grow .......... if it is happy it will cover gardens around you for a couple of hectares.  We and two of our neighbours are still dealing with the repercussions of a Russian Vine planted here  by the owner before last ... the last owner did his best to get rid of it but it went over the fence, over the wall and rooted everywhere it touched.  

The entire Red Army would have its work cut out to control Russian Vine!!! 

Last edited: 24 May 2017 19:31:44

Is this native flag Iris

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 18:57

No, I don't think that's our native pseudoacorus ... wrong shade of yellow and  petals the wrong shape 

Yours looks like a bearded iris to me, but there are thousands of varieties.  


Posted: 24/05/2017 at 18:44

Try reducing the size of the photo ... that usually works 

What is this Plant??

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 18:42

Any thorns/prickles?  Looks a lot like a self-seeded blackberry or possibly a raspberry sucker to me 

Last edited: 24 May 2017 18:43:31

Mysterious plants in my garden

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 18:37

It's one of the willow herbs ...... pretty if you have a large acreage, but if you have a more 'normal sized garden' I'd pull them out before they get the chance to seed ........ they spread everywhere! 

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 18:33

Garden designers work for clients all over the world ... some do not want or cannot have lush greenery and flowers ... Chelsea is a chance for designers to showcase what can be done in more difficult environments.

Brown Grass

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 18:28

I've had a PM from JS saying that he's posted some photos,  but I can't see where ... anyone?  


Posted: 24/05/2017 at 17:49

No aphids on this rose bush. Hasn't been sprayed ... not ever ...


Posted: 24/05/2017 at 17:15

Oh dear!  I had a feeling that might be the case ..........   keep a separate sprayer!!! 

Clematis spider

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 17:08

I don't spray any insects ... the birds, hoverflies, lacewings and  ladybirds deal with them for me ....

Last edited: 24 May 2017 17:13:15

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