Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Birds caught in netting

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 15:19

If your fruitcage is the right size the netting doesn't need to move

I haven't tried this - but it says it doesn't harm birds

Prunus Laurel

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 14:54

No cutting and pasting doesn't work.

Are you on a pc/laptop or a tablet or phone?

Plant ID

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 14:00
  1. Rubus - you can see the very typical flowers. 
  2. Spirea
  3. Sedum spectabile
  4. Viburnum
  5. Crocosmia
  6. Cotoneaster
  7. Camelia
  8. Laurus nobilis (culinary bay)

Another one to identify

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 13:54

I agree


Posted: 23/06/2015 at 12:46

Hello folks - I'm back from a trip into the city, hair improved - a bit Sassoon/Quant-ish and new underpinnings purchased

It's still really overcast and a bit chilly here - I think I'm going to turn this afternoon into a knitting in front of the telly sort of an afternoon after I've had some lunch and prepped supper

Unknown Bug

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 12:31

Pic's a bit blurry, but I think it's a Bishop's Mitre Shield Bug  quite common, not a problem, but it would be happier outdoors, pop it into some grassy undergrowth in the garden.

Tomato Tree!

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 09:51

Two different plants.

The longer lived  'Tree Tomato' with a woody stem is a Tamarillo - Solanum betaceum


The 'tomato tree' grown at the Disney resort is simply a supported tomato vine Solanum lycopersicum , grown from a strain developed to grow a long vine, whatever Walt Disney Co.,  choose to call it.


There are people all over the internet, preying on the gullible, purporting to sell seeds from 'Tomato Trees', or 'Italian Tomato Trees' or whatever, using the Disney photo 

Dandelion Dilemma

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 09:06

If there's something that eats the roots of dandelions then we need to know about it ...


Just a thought - are there any keen gardeners just downwind of your lawn?  Do you think that someone might just have dabbed the dandelions with some Roundup Gel while you weren't looking, in order to prevent the seeds blowing onto their lawn and causing problems?

When we moved here the lawn was in a similar state to yours, and the neighbour's lawn chap said he was very tempted to treat this lawn when he treated next door's just to prevent their problem from getting worse.  He's very relieved that we now deal with our own dandelions.


Posted: 23/06/2015 at 08:48
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

On a lighter note: it was 20 years ago to-day that I met OH. 

Awwwwww!!!  How lovely

We've been together 20 years this year too

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