Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Apple tree vs wildlife garden?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 07:16

I find that the hardy geranium Phaeum is very happy planted in the shade of our large trees, it's already in flower and will be loved by the bees and hover flies etc all through the summer.   It's easy to grow and isn't eaten by slugs and snails, and comes back every year providing good groundcover - it spreads gently without becoming invasive.

Another one for nectar for early bees is pulmonaria, as long as the ground isn't too dry.

I'm sure others will come along with more suggestions. 

clematis under threat ?

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 20:11

That's what they are - a family of baby spiders - they'll do no harm at all to your clematis

One for the ladies. ......

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 19:50

When I go into the city on the bus, if I'm sitting on the driver's side of the bus I always try to check the wing mirror as we pull out from the slip road onto the main Newmarket Road

planting wild garlic that's in the green

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 19:48

I agree with Blue Onion.

Storing Tulips

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 19:47

I do - bedding type tulips don't naturalise like daffodils do, and the flowers tend to get smaller year after year, so I leave them in for a few years then pull them up and compost them.

Small red worms

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 19:43

That looks like a Small Redworm to me - it's likely to have come from the manure and they won't harm your plants. They help to break down decomposing organic matter in the soil.

I think the problem for your plants is that the manure is too fresh and is burning the plants. Scrape it off the ground and add it to your compost heap to allow it to rot down thoroughly.


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 19:27
WonkyWomble wrote (see)
Ground elder in incinerator bin, ................................then sit at my kitchen window with a pint of Darjeeling and smile at the results if a hard day's gardening!
Have a lovely evening all!

A lovely evening to you two too   Mind you don't overdo it - not long since you had a bad back!!!

Verdun, Shelterbox is such a good charity - such practical help - we support them too.  That amount of devastation is just too horrendous to comprehend

Storing Tulips

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 19:18

He said that for Darwin types - not species

What is this? Just bought house and found in polytunnel

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 19:17

Either Swiss chard or Perpetual spinach - running to seed now so pull up, put on the compost heap and sow some more

Plant/Weed ID

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 17:49

LOL!!!   Hope Wonky sees this - there's nothing like impressing the children

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Such a handsome chap

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ID please

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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Tracking their arrival 
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Whoops! I've done it again ......

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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

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A Gardener's Hands

The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
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East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Another excuse for cake ............  
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Songs for Valentine's Day

Our favourite romantic songs 
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