Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 21:11

Well, if the slugs don't get it it'll have some more leaves before long - I've put a plastic bottle mini cloche over it to keep the slugs away overnight.

Here's another pic to give a sense of scale

 It's got carrot seedlings to the left of it and Pak Choi to the far right. 

unknown plant

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 21:09

I've seen a child badly 'burned' by this - I treat it with real respect.  

I would cut it down, but only on a dull day and when wearing good protective clothing and eye protection. 


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 21:07

Here's a query for you all - a seedling has appeared overnight in the veg patch next to a row of carrot seedlings.  It's nothing I've sown - it must've come from a seed in the compost that we spread on the veg patch a few weeks ago, so it's a plant we've eaten over the past 12 - 18 months - any ideas?


home grown raspberries ready to eat

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:51

I never wash raspberries from my own garden - it spoils them - I'm still here 

unknown plant

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:34

It's also an offence to grow it in the wild or to cause it to spread.  It really is a beast.

The sap really is dangerous - please be careful 

Glyphosate - possible problems?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 19:21

One of the problems is that there's little government funded research nowadays - it's all funded by the big agri and chemical companies who have axes to grind 


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 19:07

Hello folks - supper eaten, feet are up, Campari & Soda at elbow, waiting for Springwatch - got to see if Chris Packham appears in my garden looking for Chris the Cuckoo 

Supper was lovely - I'm working my way through the freezer to make way for summer fruits and veg.  Today I defrosted some slices of goose left over from Christmas Day and used them to make these .  OH wants me to make them every day!!!

Panda  - put your feet up 

another mystery climber!

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 18:59

If Nut says its Black Bryony then I'll say it's Black Bryony

I really can't see it very well anyway.   Must do something about some new specs 

another mystery climber!

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 18:53

For some reason I can't enlarge and zoom in on this one, but from here, and wearing my old glasses, it looks remarkably like Russian Vine - Fallopia baldschuanica aka Mile a Minute Vine.  Google Mile a Minute Vine Images - you'll see that it's a pretty rampant climber.  I've known it pull guttering off a house.  When we moved here it was in the top of a mature ash tree - and I mean the top!!!

It is very pretty and can look lovely if you have several acres of space but in my humble opinion it should never be planted in an average sized garden. 

Unidentified tree has holes in leaves and only two blossom flowers

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 18:13

Take that out now 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Just some of the ways they help us 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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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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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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