Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Something eating hydrangea

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 08:40

Maybe leaf cutting bees and A. N. Other?

Feeding tomato plants .

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 08:39

Don't see why not 

Sweet Rocket

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 08:16

I dead-head when the flowers are over, cutting back the flowered stems to where some new side-shoots are appearing. Then I get a second flush of blooms later on.  Then I cut the whole plant right back to 6" or so either late autumn or early spring - depending on my mood and what I'm doing in the rest of the garden.  


Posted: 21/06/2016 at 08:12

Hope the chlorine fumes clear your head Wonky - try to wrap up warm afterwards   (Yes, I know ... you're 27 )

It's fine and dry here with spells of sunshine, so this morning I will be playing in the garden.  After lunch we'll be going to the British Art Show - great excitement as this year it's here in Norwich 

raised beds

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 06:20

My best advice would be to put a good drainage layer in the bottom and fill the beds with a mixture of two thirds good quality screened topsoil and one third well rotted farmyard manure. 

Dont use bags of multipurpose compost. It will break down in a short period of time and need replacing. 


Something eating hydrangea

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 06:13

Circular holes and the fact that only one plant is affected makes me think it might be a Leaf-cutter bee 

Removing very old shrubs

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 06:09

You could use SBK brushwood killer but the likelihood is that it will travel back through the roots and kill the main plant too. 

Ngs first timer

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 06:05

Really lovely 


Posted: 21/06/2016 at 05:55

Good morning Fidget and the rest of you as you arrive  A fine morning here with patches of blue. I've been for a wander around the garden but now I've come back to bed with my coffee. 

Did anyone see the full

moon last night ? Absolutely beautiful. It would've been wonderful at Stonehenge - hope the sky was clear there too. 


Posted: 20/06/2016 at 16:29

Clari ((hugs))

Some mothers eh?  Mine wasn't too bad all things considered I suppose - however I hope I'm managing even better - speaking of which, hope Wonky had a better day at work today ((hugs))

But therapeutic plant buying is just fine ... it's what GC's are for 

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