Latest posts by Dovefromabove

What are these please?

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 13:48

1. Looks like a Cotoneaster, possibly C. horizontalis

2.  Possibly hellebore leaves

3.  An ash tree seedling.  Dig it out!!! 

White tiny dots on lily pot

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 13:19

I've enlarged the photo and can see the white dots and what I think is the insect.

Are they really pests?  Are they doing any damage?  Or are they just part of the micro-fauna that contributes to the health of the soil - there are millions of them, ones you can see and ones you can't

It's really not a good idea to kill creatures indiscriminately - your garden will be the worse for it.  

I would leave them alone - they're probably just part of nature's wonderful world. 

Tree/Leaf infection

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 09:48

They're leaf galls, caused by a tiny insect.  They do little harm to the tree and are nothing to worry about.  My grape vine is covered with them 


Posted: 21/06/2016 at 09:45

LillyP - wonderful news!!!   So pleased for you all ((hugs))

Hosta   Forkers, I can confirm that he is but a shadow of his former self 

It's lovely out there - we've been in the garden since just after brekkie - OH has dug over the  rest of the veg patch so I'll get a teepee  erected and so some Borlotti beans .  The broad beans are over now so some Swiss Chard (Lucullus) will go in that patch. 

I've summer pruned the espalier pear - we have fruit on it for the first time - the June drop has happened so fingers crossed 

Now I'm going to summer prune the goosegogs ... 

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 

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