Latest posts by Dovefromabove

hundreds of saplings(?) in my lawn

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 19:20

Those look like sycamore seeds ....... don't panic ..... just mow your lawn regularly and they'll die.

 If you left them to grow you'd have a forest, but at that size they don't survive having their tops lopped off.   I promise you that's the case.  We have similar ash tree seeds all over our lawns every year.  All we do is mow the lawns. 

More of a nuisance are the ones that fall and germinate on the flower beds - I hoe those out before they get more than a few inches tall.  

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 19:14

I spotted a pair of canoodling lily beetles on my Fritillaria imperialis this afternoon ......... they will canoodle no more 

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 19:10
Joyce21 says:

"Jump"  Dove  If I did that I would end up in a crumpled heap.

See original post

 Joyce   I used the word loosely ......... and perhaps the word and the act were ill-advised  

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Posted: 03/04/2017 at 18:44

Lovely photos Joyce 

My Erythronium 'Pagoda' is in bud, but I overbalanced when jumping down from the Shady Bank this morning and I sort of put my foot on it ............. will it recover???????? 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 18:09
amberspy says:


 Hot soak in the bath would be ideal for you 😂😂....

 OH has suggested a massage ... so that when I wake up tomorrow I don't spend the first hour saying 'ooooh .... ahhhhhh .... ooomph ..... '  Romantic soul isn't he? 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 17:37

Yes, I've just heard the news about St Petersburg 

Pdoc - I'm tired and achy in a good way too 

The garden was sadly neglected last spring and we never really caught up, what with Ma dying and a young relative staying with us unexpectedly for quite a while ... consequently this winter I looked at the garden and felt quite depressed, wondering if I'd ever have the energy to do the things that were needed to get it looking ok again ............. then spring came along and gave a helping hand   It's looking considerably improved already 

Plant ID/alternative suggestion

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 14:49

Obelixx - I agree - alchemilla mollis for the acid greeny-yellow.

The paler blue-grey is nepeta

could the darker blue be a dwarf Veronica spicata ?

Cherry Tree - Fruit Flies & maggots

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 14:41

I don't know if you have the same problem as was discussed here 

but it may be of help.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 14:21
Dovefromabove says:

Hurrah!  Clari and Pdoc ........ both in one day ............... 

All we need now is DD - hope she's ok ((hugs)) DD if you're peeking in 


 Hope I've not forgotten anyone else who's AWOL ... sorry if I have ... I'm notoriously bad at names/faces ... aren't I Wonky 

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