Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 29/04/2014 at 07:08

Good morning Chicky  

I've slept a bit late this morning - well, late for me that is - obviously tired from being out at night hedgehog watching.


No plum blossom

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 06:55

I think you're being a mite impatient - 3 years old is a very young tree.

Himalayan Balsam

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 06:52

When we lived in Studentland a next door neighbour did that Mike - three years later when he'd moved on the landlord had to employ men to come and spray and clear the garden, then he had it covered with membrane and shingle.  

By then other gardens along the street were also infested 

Tomato Black Russian?

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 21:51

Hope you're right - I'll keep my fingers crossed for them. 


I'll be fleecing my figs and gooseberries at the weekend - my tomatoes are still indoors at night. 


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 21:40

Aren't they just gorgeous 

Tomato Black Russian?

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 21:37

Widespread ground frost forecast by the Met Office for next weekend 

UK Outlook for Saturday 3 May 2014 to Monday 12 May 2014:

"....Most areas fine and dry with sunny spells this weekend, although there is a risk of a few light showers in the east on Saturday whilst some northwestern parts may turn cloudier with patchy rain on Sunday. Cold overnight, with fairly widespread ground frost, but daytime temperatures around average so not feeling too bad in sunshine. The mainly settled conditions look to persist through the early part of next week, temperatures then probably rising a little above average with the risk of overnight frost reducing. Northwestern parts, however, may remain cloudier with a risk of rain at times. Thereafter, most likely a return to slightly more unsettled conditions, particularly for western and northern areas, with near average temperatures and still a risk of colder interludes affecting the north at times...."


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 21:33

I've just been out on the terrace watching Hefty Hedgehog - he's snuffling around the pots after  beetles and weevils  


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 21:31

Just popped out again for a peep - he's snuffling around all the pots ont he terrace looking for beetles and snails - Go Hefty!!! 


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 21:25

Hefty hedgehog is on the terrace right now,  having a drink from the small bowl of fresh rainwater that we keep topped up for the hedgehogs 


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 21:24

Is this rose one of the new English roses like the ones developed by David Austin - they have various species roses in their parentage and sometimes have different leaf formations to the usual HT roses.  

As Nut says, suckers would come from the root. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
Replies: 1    Views: 50
Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38


Reporting the Spanish slugs 
Replies: 15    Views: 227
Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
Replies: 10    Views: 220
Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
Replies: 12    Views: 341
Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
Replies: 17    Views: 252
Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
Replies: 40    Views: 761
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: 142
Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
Replies: 11    Views: 216
Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46


How to get around the current problem .... 
Replies: 94    Views: 2065
Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Replies: 204    Views: 4413
Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
Replies: 31    Views: 1082
Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

Replies: 8    Views: 319
Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
Replies: 11    Views: 472
Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
Replies: 30    Views: 1035
Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
Replies: 22    Views: 905
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28
1 to 15 of 83 threads