Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Is my evergreen dying?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 21:34

Kelly, it's usual on here to have doughnuts after doing something strenuous like that - it's amazing how it helps

but you have to be quick or Verdun will eat them all 



Posted: 02/04/2014 at 21:27

Perfect for a Fatsia japonica an exotic and tropical looking shrub (just right to set the scene for outdoor eating) which is perfectly happy growing in almost total shade.


Yellow balls in centre of Oregano roots

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 21:16

Slug eggs are white and transluscent


Yellow balls in centre of Oregano roots

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 21:13

The yellow balls are likely to have been Osmacote fertiliser

These are slow-release fertiliser granules added to the potting compost.

As for the oregano - was it outside or indoors - my new oregano plant has been planted out in the garden for over a month, and I have others which have been out in the garden all winter and are fine.  

My first thought with dying oregano is always that it's been overwatered - it's a Mediterranean plant that needs gritty free-draining compost or soil and hates having it's feet damp all the time. 


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:54

How big is this patch of shade?

Can anyone identify this shrub/plant thankyou :) Two photos supplied

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:13

That looks to me like elder (Sambucus) that has been coppiced and what you have there is one year old growth. 


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:10

Oh dear - wine for Lily - ((hugs)) for Panda ................ and then swap over???

Pond/water feature advice

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:09

What does a pond need for a good ecosystem

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:01

  Keep us informed Little bee 

Flower colour fading

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:00

I suppose it could be the weight of the daffodil heads? 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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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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