Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Help with choosing the right plants

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 08:27

Hi Spike

Can you give us some idea of the type of soil (clay/sand/loam etc) and the surroundings (high fence, trees etc) whether it's dry or moist, the size of the area invlved etc.

A picture or two would be good - to upload a photo you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post.

unknown plant

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 08:25

Euphorbia lathyrus (aka Caper Spurge) They do self-sow prolifically.  They can produce quite majestic plants but do be careful because if cut the stems exude a milky sap which can burn the skin, particularly in bright sunlight.

Odd growth on lilac

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 07:51

I think we need to wait until those leafbuds open so we can have a look at the leaves.


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 07:34

We've got a small patch of blue sky

The most basic advice needed

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 07:33

Samue1son to return to your query ... it's a bit hard for us to help without knowing what the plant is - to post a picture on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar and instructions follow.

Hope that helps - looking forward to trying to identify your plant

The most basic advice needed

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 07:30

The use of a number instead of a letter (and a few other differences) is common when writing a 'Forum Name' - it enables a chosen Forum Name to be used by more than one person and yet differentiate between them. 

For instance if, when you joined the forum, there had previously been another Mike Allen who was a member, the forum would not have let use use that name, but what you could have done is to call yourself M1ke Allen, or Mike A11en, or M1ke A11en, or you could have eschewed upper case letters and called yourself mike allen, or removed the space between the words and called yourself MikeAllen, or mikeallen, or Mikeallen, or added a hypen Mike-Allen, or an underscore Mike_Allen ... or any permutation and/or combination of the above.

As for ridiculing Samue1son?  There has been no ridicule - he has posted a slightly humorous, tongue in cheek query, pointing out his own inexperience with gardening - his query has been addressed pleasantly and politely and with the same good humour. It's not occured to anyone but you that he may not be English (on what evidence you base your supposition I cannot fathom ),  and what would that matter anway?

I do hope that Samue1son isn't too offended by what could be interpreted as a patronising and racist post and understands that your attitude isn't typical of the members here


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 07:01

Good morning all

Same here KEF   But it's going to get better- the Met Office says, "Cool and cloudy start, with patchy rain moving through from the west through the middle of the day. Some late afternoon or evening sunshine likely in places. Maximum Temperature 16 °C." and tomorrow we'll have "A bright and rather warm day with some sunny spells for most, a moderate breeze developing and cloud gradually increasing from the west through the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 17 °C." which sounds much better

Verdun , it's this one


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 21:27

No, plant them now, they'll just be ready a little later.


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 21:16

Oh dear Hosta - do take it steady - knees is funny things - I know, I've got two of 'em

Apparently Wonky has fallen for that choisya on GW this evening.  I've looked it up and they sell it at Notcutts - I suppose we'd better go and have a look at the weekend

I forgot to confess to what followed me home from Homebase didn't I? 

One Water Avens (Geum rivale) - I've already got one behind the pond, but I need another. One Brunnera Jack Frost, and One Pulmonaria Trevi Fountain.  That's not a lot really is it?

Where have all my fishes gone?

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 20:32

I've known herons cope with more complex obstacles than yours TzsasMum - and with small gardens with dogs and people - he'll be in your garden just as the day is dawning, and he'll take whatever he can get, no matter how small, even tiddlers - he's got a family to feed at this time of year.

He's still my best bet.

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