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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 11:02

I use a big of kitchen roll to wipe 'up' the plants, thus getting the undersides of the leaves - nasty gungy grubs - but I've found very few grubs so far this year thanks to being at home more since retirement and getting the beetles 'in the act' 


Posted: 22/05/2014 at 10:48

Pond's very full !!!

Pot or not

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 10:03

Hi Alan

If digging holes in this garden didn't mean cutting out huge roots from our lovely ash trees, then I'd make a bog garden for astlbes and similar plants

You've probably got more than enough to do at the moment, so I'd probably dig in as much FYM and compost as possible and set up a 'leaky hose' under the soil surface so that it's easy to connect up when needed to keep the soil damp. 

Turning Braken Undergrowth to a Wildlife area, Minus the Braken

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 09:56

Info here too 

Don't forget to compost all the bracken that you cut down - it'll be jolly useful.  

Is this all Campanula Portenschlagiana?

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 09:33

There is no soil under mine - just the crack between the path and the wall!

Non-flowering Wisteria

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 09:31

Hi Allyd 

This earlier discussion might be helpful 

Hazels looking for a home

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 08:22

Bumping and then

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 08:19

I was a bit alarmed to hear Monty say that there may be changes afoot at Chelsea - not that I'm averse to change, but he hinted that the idea of 'themed years' for the show gardens might be introduced, rather than the designers and sponsors having total choice!

The farce that is Great British Menu leapt to mind 

Plant in need of ID

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 07:51

It's ok Fishy, I've promised OH I won't put it in the salad 

Hi Yarrow - yes, it's just 'too much' for wild carrot for me. 

Hi Punkdoc - it does look a bit like it, but my plant has smooth round stems rather than having ridges - it really is odd - it doesn't quite fit with any description - and I thought I was pretty good on wild plants 

I hope the flower gives us a few more clues 

Fool's Parsley is supposed to have an unpleasant oniony smell, but even when crushed my plant leaves just smell slightly of Cow parsley - not even as strong as Cow parsley. 

Phyllostachys viridglaucescens bamboo growing problems

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 07:41

Or is one of them getting more sun -  as the growth seems to be progressive it does seem that something in the conditions is gradually different - if you get my meaning 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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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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