London (change)
Today 16°C / 9°C
Tomorrow 15°C / 10°C


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Rugosa Roases.

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 16:49

Sorry, I didn't mean Taylors - they're for clematis - the one I meant was the late great Peter Beales' Classic Roses site - here's a link 

Think the sun has gone to my head


Posted: 18/05/2014 at 16:45

Just been sitting outside listening to a green woodpecker yaffling too, while a family of baby blue tits get taught how to help themselves to the contents of our bird feeders and a blackbird splashed me when having a dip in the birdbath - a very good day 

Flummoxed by foxglove!!

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 16:43

Hmmm, the only one I can find at the moment is Pam's Split's-Split-1-young-plant/prod4324.html  

and a very similar one, but I'm sure I've seen an orangey yellow one .............. 

Flummoxed by foxglove!!

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 16:37

There are varieties of foxglove which have been bred to have split flowers - Pam's Split is one, and there are others. I shall google ..................

Market Stall/Polytunnel

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:30

Rather than a market stall why not see if you can supply a local farm shop?  Our local one has difficulty in sourcing some more unusual fruit and veg and different varieties of things and would be interested in a smallholder who could do that. 

Rugosa Roases.

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:28

I really wouldn't use a rugosa in the border - they're really quite rampant and sucker a lot - they're usually used for hedging - very good for deterring intruders 

Why not have a look on Taylors' website and see what takes your fancy - the search facility at the side is really helpful. 

Morning glory seedlings dying

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:25



Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:22
Dovefromabove wrote (see)
Oh lucky lucky you! I've not heard one for 4 years.

Just heard one a short way away from our garden - I'm a very happy Dove 


Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:08

We've got two retractable ones that are fixed to the back wall of the house, and then they clip onto a fence post at the bottom of the garden.  When not being used they retract back and disappear - loads of drying space  and with a clothes prop they get any bit of breeze that's going, which at the last house we found was sometimes a problem with whirligig ones.

suggestions please

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:06

One that I want to find room for and which would look lovely in the shade is Miss Bateman - it's a beautiful glowing white with a fascinating dark maroon centre .

 It flowers in May, June and September.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
Replies: 2    Views: 146
Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
Replies: 30    Views: 688
Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
Replies: 9    Views: 273
Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
Replies: 18    Views: 619
Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
Replies: 191    Views: 4116
Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
Replies: 4    Views: 260
Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
Replies: 1    Views: 127
Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38


Reporting the Spanish slugs 
Replies: 15    Views: 285
Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
Replies: 10    Views: 293
Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
Replies: 12    Views: 409
Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
Replies: 17    Views: 323
Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
Replies: 40    Views: 870
Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
Replies: 1    Views: 217
Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
Replies: 11    Views: 286
Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46


How to get around the current problem .... 
Replies: 94    Views: 2251
Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02
1 to 15 of 89 threads