London (change)
Today °C / °C
Tomorrow °C / °C

Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Clay Soil

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 07:47

Overwintering lilies

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 07:46

Hard to tell petunia blue; I'm afraid you'll just have to wait and see if they come up - let us know how it turns out 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 07:44

Morning KEF 

Yes, we're making plans and lists - what's the earliest acceptable time to wake the neighbours with the lawnmower? 

It's a rotten shame that I'm a bit under the weather - I've got an ear infection  it started in the cartilage of my outer ear the other day so I put some antiseptic cream on it and took some aspirin, but today my whole ear is swollen and crusty - I look like a rugby player (well that bit of me does) and the side of my head and neck are painful and the ear canal is a bit blocked - sorry if anyone's eating their breakfast 

I shall have to carry on with the painkillers today and go down to the surgery tomorrow and stay there until someone can see me. The problem is that sitting in the waiting room is wasted gardening time 

Something is eating my lawn

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 07:34

Oooh, yes - chickens will love them - you have your answer 

Cherry plum suckers

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 07:31
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I think goats only eat the expensive plants Dove

Depends on your fencing 

 

Clay Soil

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 07:29

You've been doing the right thing.  

Fork your soil over and rake it down to a fine tilth as soon as you can and get sowing and planting - those plants should be fine - it's just that as the years go on and you add more and more organic matter the soil will get better and better and so will the results, and you'll be learning as you go.

Good luck and let us know how you get on 

Something is eating my lawn

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 07:25

Glad we've identified the beasts at least   

I think your best course of action will be to encourage wildlife to keep them under control, birds and frogs and of course, hedgehogs will love those caterpillars, and of course bats will predate nocturnal moths.  

So gardening in a wildlife friendly way and good lawn maintenance - raking out that thatch and regular mowing - should help - and hopefully a good sharp frost or two next winter will sort them out - good luck 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 07:09

Good morning all  The sun's shining and the temp only went down to 5C last night.

 A gardening day is planned - OH will be wielding the lawnmower and shovelling compost, I will be hoeing, weeding and supervising 

Something is eating my lawn

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 07:02

Hi Jeni - are they anything like the ones shown here?

http://www.pitchcare.com/magazine/cutworms.html

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
Replies: 8    Views: 191
Last Post: 23/02/2015 at 11:25

Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
Replies: 0    Views: 121
Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 10:20

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
Replies: 9    Views: 350
Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27

Galanthophiles

Please help me choose 
Replies: 11    Views: 291
Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
Replies: 3    Views: 269
Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 18:01

New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
Replies: 37    Views: 1198
Last Post: 01/01/2015 at 18:00

Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
Replies: 8    Views: 325
Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 16:47

Christmas lights in the garden

Already! 
Replies: 99    Views: 3627
Last Post: 24/12/2014 at 21:51

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
Replies: 6    Views: 520
Last Post: 24/11/2014 at 07:52

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
Replies: 17    Views: 943
Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 00:00

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
Replies: 30    Views: 703
Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 10:04

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
Replies: 3    Views: 314
Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 08:07

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
Replies: 392    Views: 8779
Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 21:56

It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
Replies: 6    Views: 446
Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 19:27

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
Replies: 2    Views: 334
Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57
1 to 15 of 103 threads