London (change)
Today 6°C / 1°C
Tomorrow 4°C / 2°C

Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Newbie help required

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 06:15

If there are plants there that you don't recognise, you can take photos of them and post them on here - usually one of us will be able to identify most things and give you some clues about how to take care of them 

To post a picture on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions;  sadly it doesn't work for phones -yet

help!

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 06:11

Either cyclamen hederafolium or cyclamen coum - the first will flower in the late summer/autumn, before they grow their beautiful frosted leaves.  The second will flower in the very early spring, around the same time as snowdrops.  

Lucky you - we found the same when we moved into this garden - beautiful!  I was thrilled as they were our first 'discovery' here and I'd always wanted a garden with cyclamen in it. 

I wonder whether you have the white or the pink, or some of each?  Those huge 'corms' are very old - they start off quite tiny and get bigger and bigger each year - we have some like dinner plates.

It sounds as if you have a lovely garden. 

Worried this is Japanese Knotweed!

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 20:37

Definitely not Japanese Knotweed 

Hydrangea flower heads

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 20:34

I leave them on, they turn wonderful colours as they fade into the autumn - then in the winter they protect the buds beneath them from the frost.  I remove them in the spring. 

I.D. Required please

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 20:14

I can't see any flowers on the plant in question - I can see through the plant to some flowers in the beds behind it. 

There are buds at the top tips of the plant. 

how to get rid of wasp nest?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 19:59

Don't think it's likely to be bumble bees as they don't swarm - this sounds very like a swarm of honey bees. 

I.D. Required please

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 19:47

Looks a bit like Gypsophila paniculata 

Could someone ID this for me please?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 19:44

Snap Dave 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 19:23

Glad you're having a lovely time 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
Replies: 9    Views: 252
Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27

Galanthophiles

Please help me choose 
Replies: 11    Views: 228
Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
Replies: 3    Views: 227
Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 18:01

New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
Replies: 37    Views: 945
Last Post: 01/01/2015 at 18:00

Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
Replies: 8    Views: 291
Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 16:47

Christmas lights in the garden

Already! 
Replies: 99    Views: 3300
Last Post: 24/12/2014 at 21:51

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
Replies: 6    Views: 469
Last Post: 24/11/2014 at 07:52

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
Replies: 17    Views: 727
Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 00:00

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
Replies: 30    Views: 664
Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 10:04

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
Replies: 3    Views: 280
Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 08:07

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
Replies: 392    Views: 8490
Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 21:56

It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
Replies: 6    Views: 401
Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 19:27

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
Replies: 2    Views: 292
Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
Replies: 30    Views: 884
Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
Replies: 9    Views: 393
Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37
1 to 15 of 101 threads