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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 10:55

My thoughts are that if I was the landlord I'd think it was in my interest to provide a cheap lawnmower.  

plant ID please

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 10:04

It's a mint - possibly the erect form of Pennyroyal - an interesting herb .  

If I were you I'd transfer some to a large pot or a bed with edges where it can be contained, as you would do with other forms of mint, then dig the rest out as it will smother other plants.


Talkback: Bee flies

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 09:59

Huge queen wasp sitting on my car in the sunshine yesterday morning, quite groggy.  I did wait a while but she didn't want to move on and the car was due at the garage in 15 mins, so I encouraged her to climb onto my car key and transferred her onto a dandelion in a sunny patch of lawn - she seemed happy enough 


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 09:56

Pond soil is gritty soil for planting pond plants in, very low in nitrogen so it doesn't encourage the water to go green.  Pot the plants in baskets or 'pond socks' or similar, top with gravel to stop the pond soil turning into mud and floating away. 


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 09:40
punkdoc wrote (see)

Morning all.

... Hope the car is not too expensive Dove, otherwise those shoes will have to go on ebay. I hope OH does not read this otherwise she will be wanting to do her Imelda bit.

Verdun I love your idea of coordinating the washing with your plants.

Shoes can't go on Ebay Doc - old ones have already been thrown away - Dove's not daft!!! 

Verdun's not the only one who hangs 'arranges' his washing according to the plants - my jeans look marvellous hanging above dusky plum tulips 

Tea it is KEF 

plant ID please

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 09:34

I wonder if it's one of the Pennyroyals - Mentha pulegium erecta - are its stems sort of square-ish?

big garden

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 09:09

Or do the measurements relate to a bed/border that needs planting up?

Herb ident please

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 09:08

Artemisia  of some sort, but it's leaves look a little wider than the abronatum that I know - there's a list of different artemisias here which give you pictures if you click on them - perhaps it will help 

I Wonder if Anyone Could Help Me...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 08:58

Bougie, which tv programme was it?  Maybe we noticed it too - or we could look again on iplayer or whatever and see if we can spot it.  

Or, was it a French tv programme?

I must say, it does sound quite like Verdun's suggestion of the Lychnis 


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 08:56

Good morning all   Weather's good here too Verdun

Had a bit of a lie in then spilled my coffee on the duvet   Car still at garage - expensive part needed!!!  Good job I bought the shoes yesterday, before I knew about the car 

Think I'll make some scones later on - some plain, some cheese ones as well maybe - we can have them this afternoon when we stop for a cuppa 

Hefty's eaten all his supper   Sun is shining, bed linen in the wash, toast and marmite eaten, another coffee needed, shall I make a big pot or a small one?


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