London (change)
Today 8°C / 1°C
Tomorrow 7°C / 3°C


Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 20:10

Look everyone - I think we're all agreed that the photo isn't appropriate for this website and I'm sure the GW team will remove it as soon as they're back in the office.  As is often the way, the time that some people get over excited and post inappropriate things is at holiday time when there's no one in the office - a pain but it will be dealt with.

In the meantime, please don't let's fall out about it

Plants think it's Spring

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 16:43

If it's a snowdrop then it should be up now - mine are budding up nicely and I expect them to be blooming any day now - they're always blooming by my birthday at the end of January

What is eating my azalea's

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 15:33

I use a watering can with a fine sprinkling rose on the spout.

If you're not able to squidge things, then encourage birds and hedgehogs to root around in the area by sprinkling some suet sprinkles around there.  They'll eat adult vine weevils. 

What is eating my azalea's

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 15:22

Think that looks like vine weevil damage - done by the adults - nothing you can do about it at this time of year other than to go out in the evening and look for the little beggars and squidge them.  They hide under the leaves. 

When the soil temperatures warm up you can water vine weevil nematodes onto the soil in that area - that'll kill off the larvae so they can't grow into the next generation.

It worked well in our garden. 


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 14:36

Pdoc - that's good news about your SIL   Very glad to hear it. 


New Year's Day 2016 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 13:25

Pdoc, you're allowed to post your list late if you bring a note from SWMBO

Morning Glory

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 13:23

They're tender perennials so they rarely last a second year in the UK, but in southern Spain I imagine that they'll survive - I'd cut them down and they should regrow in the spring.

Summer house discussion

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 13:13

That green is a huge improvement Leadfarmer - it looks very cosy


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 12:46

SGL - the old tradition was to leave the decorations up until Candlemas Feb 2nd.  Think it changed in the UK in Victorian times ( German Protestant traditions taking the place of Roman Catholic possibly?).


New Year's Day 2016 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 12:34

Hmm, some missing from previous years - no roses, and fewer flowering weeds

This list seems more 'season - appropriate' than some of yours ... possibly due to the fact that most of my beds are in shady areas ... until the new beds are created ...

Geranium Rozanne

Cyclamen coum rubra

Helebore orientalis Mrs Betty Rannicar

Viola odorata

Primula vulgaris

Red deadnettle (lamium purpureum)

Hairy bittercress

Lawn daisy (bellis perennis)

Campanula poscharskyaria

Hellebore orientalis 'Tutu'

Hellebore ericsmithii 'Snow Love'

Viburnum bodnantense 'Charles Lamont'

Clematis cirrhosa 'Freckles'

Crocus 'Snow Bunting'

In cold frame:  Begonia semperflorens

Almost out - Sarcocca confuse and lots of snowdrops

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Job Done!

At last you've done that job you've been putting off for ages ... 
Replies: 16    Views: 363
Last Post: Yesterday at 09:47


A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
Replies: 170    Views: 2901
Last Post: Today at 06:43

Lily Beetle !!!

Is this the first of the year??? 
Replies: 3    Views: 175
Last Post: 07/02/2016 at 14:00

If you listen to the Archers ....

...... or even if you don't ................. 
Replies: 9    Views: 414
Last Post: 07/02/2016 at 23:34

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Anyone interested? 
Replies: 108    Views: 1829
Last Post: 08/02/2016 at 19:01

Combatting the Spanish Slug

Replies: 2    Views: 253
Last Post: 23/01/2016 at 10:30

I think I've fallen in love

with yet another hellebore 
Replies: 21    Views: 821
Last Post: 14/01/2016 at 11:43

Happy New Year Everyone

Wishing us all a peaceful and healthy new year 
Replies: 40    Views: 1127
Last Post: 01/01/2016 at 21:13

New Year's Day 2016 Flower Count

Replies: 100    Views: 3364
Last Post: 09/01/2016 at 15:00

If you have an interest in autism

or even if you don't 
Replies: 34    Views: 1279
Last Post: 31/12/2015 at 12:26

I know it's not Poldark, but ..........

Don't miss it! 
Replies: 13    Views: 678
Last Post: 27/12/2015 at 10:32

The Science of Christmas ...

... everything explained 
Replies: 0    Views: 377
Last Post: 21/12/2015 at 07:42

Christmas presents for Gardeners

What would you reeeeeeeeeeeally like? 
Replies: 55    Views: 2384
Last Post: 11/12/2015 at 23:12

Never Never Not Ever

The plant I won't have in my garden  
Replies: 94    Views: 3505
Last Post: 09/12/2015 at 19:43

Your eight 'Desert Island Discs' plants

Replies: 50    Views: 1675
Last Post: 06/12/2015 at 11:29
1 to 15 of 154 threads