Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Rogue plant taking over garden!

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:27

Looks like phlox to me too - one of those really useful plants, usually reliable and of little interest to slugs and snails.

Lift the ones you don't want in the autumn, pot them up and give them to friends

East Anglian garden visting

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:20

I'm booked up 11/12th July, but otherwise I think I'm free

Can anyone help me identify this tree / plant please

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:16

Hi Michelle

Can you post a picture please?  Click on the green tree icon on the toolbar and follow instructions ...


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:15

Wonky - somehow I'd never viewed your father as 'Papa Womble' ... gives me a whole new angle on him

BL, thank goodness you've got the leak fixed - hope the bill's not tooooooooooo bad ((hugs)).

Wintersong - who wants a sensible car?  Not me, and certainly not Verdun   I shall be visiting Ma today with my top down

Pauline - been there, done that ... then I went to art school as a mature student - I got my driving confidence back by driving loads of 18 year old lads around Ipswich with them navigating - they knew which lane I should be in etc 'cos they were all learning or had just learned to drive   But BSM do a refresher course for people who don't drive much or who've lost confidence - have a look at it.  Might be fun to do it

Where are the broad beans?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 09:48

Supper last night, gammon steaks, carrots, broad beans and parsley sauce - very yummy .................... sorry, couldn't resist bragging

I'm sure yours will be ready soon

Securing an unstable dry stone wall?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 09:44

Where's Champion Dry Stone Wall Builder Edd when you need him???

East Anglian garden visting

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 09:37

That's somewhere I've been meaning to go, but I've never been - I'm up for it

and I'm pretty flexible datewise.

I'm also planning to take Wonky to East Ruston very soon - not sure quite when - she's never been there and I've never been there at this time of year.  We have to fit it around her work rota but when we have a date, anyone's very welcome to join us

Any well recommended Tree Surgeons?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 08:04

I don't think this was a real query - the poster's website reveals him to be a feelance copy-writer who raises the profiles of clients' businesses by posting links to their websites on various vaguely related forums. 

Check out all his posts - they contain links to businesses in the area where he works.

Not paying for advertising appears tantamount to theft; not to mention exploiting the good nature of members of this forum who try to help.

Not a way to improve his clients' business. 

Honeysuckle won't flower

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 07:29

My thought too Verdun - honeysuckles grow naturally in damp woodlands and hedgerows - plenty of water needed, especially against a south-facing fence

Tool to clear dead undergrowth/ivy

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 07:26

An electric rake is designed for removing thatch from lawns - I think that ivy stems would just clog the tines.

A rotavator is a big heavy thing and far more awkward to use than a fork, and you'd have to go over and remove all the ivy by hand anyway after it had been churned up.

Sorry, I know it's not what you want to hear, but I don't think there's an alternative to  digging methodically with a border fork and pulling the roots out by hand - that's how we got rid of ivy from the beds and borders in this garden. 

Good luck - it's cheaper than gym membership and it's out there in the fresh air with the birds - at the moment every time we turn a forkful of soil we're joined by a robin who is feeding his hungry family on the grubs and worms we uncover


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