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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Identify this bug?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 16:33

Ah - how interesting - do they usually come with the lump or is that a problem for it?

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 16:05

I use barley straw extract which is available at most aquatic centres and on the internet - I find it is very effective 

Powerdy Mildew on honeysuckle

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 16:03

It needs watering - in my experience honeysuckle develops powdery mildew when it it dry at the roots.  Although they are woodland plants, in the wild I find them in damp woodlands rather than dry ones.  Give it a good soaking, a large bucketful once a week. 

Ideas for hardy climber for the bottom of my garden

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 15:32

A honeysuckle would be lovely - there are several good ones to choose from - some of my favourites are Lonicera Belgica, L. Serotina  and Lonicera periclymen Graham Thomas - they all have beautiful scents.   Perhaps you have room for more than one.

Belgica flowers in the spring, Serotina flowers later, and both have gold/cream/pink flowers.  

Graham Thomas flowers through most of the summer and has white flowers which turn a lovely soft creamy gold.

They will all enjoy the conditions you describe - but give them a good chance - dig a good large hole and incorporate some organic matter - garden compost/manure or leaf mould and keep them well-watered in the first year - it will pay dividends  

Japanese Acer problem?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 14:53

Is this the sort of thing your seeing?

 These are the seeds of the Japanese acer.

Early flowering plants for butterflies?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 14:39

A great project - we're working on a similar approach in our garden - our Sweet Rocket is about to bloom and hopefully this will attract butterflies - we've already seen more this spring than last - but then of course it's been much warmer this year 

Lots of info here 


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 14:14

Hurrah!  Liatris spicata seeds sown on 30/4 have germinated   

Meant to start them off last autumn but somehow they got put in the wrong box 

Identify this bug?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 13:49

Isn't nature fascinating -  I get more pleasure watching the goings on in my new wildlife pond that from watching most of the stuff on the tv. 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 13:45

Did anyone hear the Woman's Hour broadcast this morning on R4?  Part of it came from the Somerset Levels, talking about the ongoing impact on families and gratitude was expressed for all the help and support they are receiving from the rest of the country. 

Identify this bug?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 13:20

It looks to me like one of the Ichneumon wasps but I'm not an expert - hopefully someone else will know more than me - and no idea what the lump is - Ichneumons are parasitic wasps, is this one being parasitised in it's turn?  

You could try posting a pic on here and seeing what they come up with.

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