Latest posts by Dovefromabove

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. 

weed killer

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 11:33

Oh Helen ((hugs)) 


Child proofing garden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 11:32

Someone on here will tell you 

It won't seem 5 minutes before she's wanting a cool seating area behind a bamboo screen where she can hang out with her pals and play music that makes you feel old 

Transplanting Sedum

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 11:27

Oooh, yes pleeeeeeeeeeeeease - and as OH has gone out to buy new jeans I can't share with him can I, even if I wanted to 

I've put the kettle on - coffee everyone?


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 11:25

Hi Samantha - what sort of plants are you growing and which ones are being eaten?

If all types of plants are being eaten, are they being eaten in the same way or are there differences in the way the plants are being attacked?

Are there any little critters on the plants, or shiny slime trails, or anything else?

Gardeners have to be very observant 

There are different treatments for different problems.  Let us know what you find ... 

Plant ID and bug info

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 10:47

We love shield bugs   Great excitement in the garden when one of us finds one 


I wouldn't plant the Choisya too deep - it might make the problem worse rather than better - I'd find a way to support the plant instead.

Birdfeeder in flowerbed?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:38

The No-Mess feed mixes are good, birds tend to waste less of it and as it's been husked it doesn't germinate if spilled. 


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:30

((hugs)) for Panda and anybody else that needs them 

My word you lot can't half natter!  Haven't you got anything better to do this morning?

I've been recording my garden amphibian sightings on here 

But now I've done it it won't let me back in   Oh well, at least I've recorded them. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38


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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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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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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