Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 25/01/2016 at 17:57

Oh Gardengirl - what a PITA  ((hugs))  - check out the nearest car boot sale at the weekend - you might be able to buy them back

ID please

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 17:51

A clump of bearded iris?  Old and tired and in need to rejuvenation therefore not flowering. 

Introduction and weed identification

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 15:29

Joe, maybe when the neighbours see what a difference you can make and how having a useable garden to enjoy with your friends can really improve your quality of life, they'll get the gardening bug too

Identification please

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 15:12

Same here Nut.

Introduction and weed identification

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 15:02

Ah, I've just noticed - Nut thinks it's Green Alkanet - she's probably right - she usually is

Introduction and weed identification

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 14:59

Hello Jo

Good information from Nutcutlet (as usual)

The brambles and rose bushes are probably the result of birds having deposited the seeds in their droppings - they germinate and take root very easily

The clumps of large-ish leaves - are they slightly furry, or are they slightly bristly?

If they're slightly furry they may well be foxgloves, which will flower in the coming summer and they'll look lovely and be good for bees. 

However, if they're slightly bristly they could be one of the borage family, possibly Green Alkanet  which, although an interesting plant, can spread like made and be a bit of thug. 



Identification please

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 13:18

It looks a bit like a shrubby salvia but the flower's wrong ... and the leaves would have a smell

Bird feeders

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 12:10

Which birds are eating the food on the ground and trays?

Too early to plant - NE Scotland?

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 11:07

I'd go for broad beans - they're not climbers .

soggy soil

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 09:58

Don't worry - we'll get you there

While you're waiting for spring, some photos of the garden - where the sun and shadows fall at different times of the day etc would be good.

You can post them on here by clicking on the green tree icon on the toolbar, and then we can have a chat with you about them

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