Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Perfume Viburnum.

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 16:30

How small do you need it to be?

can anyone identify this plant for me

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 16:29

I can't enlarge it to get a good look - any chance of a close-up of leaf shape and the flower/

Pond improvements

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 16:25

It's coming along Justin - the beach looks good - I've just been sitting out in the garden watching wasps and bees on our 'beach' taking a drink 

You need to get all the exposed pond liner covered up down to the water level as sunlight will hasten it's deterioration.  

Don't know what funds you have - we were able to cover ours with turf, but  you can get these which you lay over the edge of the pond and into the water, and then you plant your marginals into the pockets - that gives you natural looking planting around the edge of the pond and the liner is covered and protected from sunlight 


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 15:10

Haven't done much baking this week, but have got some good cheese scones I can bring to the party, if we haven't eaten them all 

Well, I've got my tomatoes sown - Brandywine, Jaune Negib, Cherokee Purple, Red Alert and Gardener's Delight - just about half a dozen of each and I'll give some to a friend otherwise we stand the chance of spending the summer in a tomato forest!!!

I've also sown some Gold Rush courgettes 

Do you remember me telling you that I'd broken my newest glasses and have reverted to my older ones?  Well, they're fine, except ............. I've got a crop of ash seedlings in amongst the rows of  newly germinating beetroot and sorrel  

And you know those red Lily Beetles that like lilies?  Well, I found one on my Purple Sprouting Broccoli   Squidged it just the same - it might pretend it doesn't like lilies, but I don't believe it 

Loads of lovely Swiss Chard picked for supper 



Problems with private messages

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:55

Artjak, I now get those messages for threads where I've ticked the request box at the bottom.   I didn't get them for a long while - but have been getting them for the past few weeks. 

Help needed please

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:48

Don't think a willow is a good idea in a 'normal' sized garden - not always a good idea in a large one!  And definitely nowhere near a house, or drainage system or retaining wall etc.!!!


red ants

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:28

They've been enjoying the relative warmth and dryness of the raised bed as it will have been drier than the wet ground we've had all winter.  It's one of the reasons that they love rockeries too.

 As iGrow says, they don't like the damp, so regular watering will encourage them to move on and find somewhere more comfortable. 

Problems with private messages

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:25


ID Please

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 11:51

I'm wondering whether it would be happy grown against my south-facing fence - RHS says southfacing  - does anyone grow it in full sun?

Morning Glory

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 11:48

If they are planted out too soon the leaves go white!!!  Poor things, they look very poorly when that happens.  

when I only had a tiny back yard I grew them in large pots of  MPC up a cane structure (call it what you will ) - they were happiest shielded from the midday sun but can cope with it if they get plenty of water - they are thirsty. 

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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