Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Honeyberry flower bud or fruit

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 11:10

They flower very early in the year - possibly late Jan/early Feb - the only problem with this is that there are few pollinating insects about at that time of year, so it's a good idea to pollinate them with a soft camel-hair paintbrush.

Lawn Problem

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 11:07

The problem with couch grass is that the roots spread horizontally rather than growing downwards - that's how it spreads, so wheedle it out sideways rather than digging down. 

Mother -in-law tongue flower

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 10:58

Aren't they lovely Snoodle   Watch out 'cos they drip sticky nectar ....


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 10:57

OL - It's illegal to set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am - you and the neighbours should contact Environmental Health. 

buttercups in my lawn

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 09:54

Fg, I'm still in my jim jams 'cos I've just watched all of Nog and the Ice Dragon on You Tube 

clearing nettles and weed suppressant matting

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 09:13

What are the longer term plans for that area?

What do I grow?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 09:02

Just remembered some more:

Water avens, erythronium, lamium, violet ........

Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 08:57

The reason you don't see it causing a problem in farmers' arable fields is because they are regularly and rigorously cultivated.   Good drainage also helps keep it in check.

It is a problem on grazing land as it is toxic to livestock, particularly horses.  It is also a problem where crops remain for more than a year, such as on fruit farms. 

Any problems with my choisya?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 08:50
maggienewgardener wrote (see)

I have had this choisya for about 3 years now, but never had flowers. It's planted on the west side of the fence, so it faces east most time. ................


Sorry, having re-read the original post I'm just a little confused - maybe I need another coffee - but if it's planted on the west side of the fence then surely it faces west ........... all of the time 

Any problems with my choisya?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 08:46

I think with choisya you have to make a choice ...... either you want the gold foliage and are happy to have fewer flowers because it needs to be in the shade, or you want the flowers so you go for the darker leaved version and plant it in the sun.

Can't have your cake and eat it as far as choisya is concerned - well, that's my experience anyway. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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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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Caterpillar ID

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