Latest posts by Dovefromabove

What to do with this bush?

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 10:59

Now I'd give it a sprinkling of Fish, Blood and Bone to perk it up

Wild Bees

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 10:56

The worker bees will die off at the end of the summer and the queens fly off to hibernate and emerge in the spring to make a new nest, so you should be fine to re-vamp in the late autumn/winter. 

Help! What's strangling my aquilegia and a question about lupins?

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 10:42

Those lupins are lovely, and I quite like tall plants coming forward occasionally in the border - looks less regimented like that.  Yes, deadhead the lupins when the flowers fade.  Also your Bearded iris, I'd deadhead them too.

Panda's right - that's bindweed - remember the leaves and  if it reappears next year you'll weed it out before it starts strangling plants. 

As for now I would carefully try to disentangle it from your plants, and cut it down, then get some Roundup Gel and apply it to the remaining bindweed leaves and leave it to go brown and die - it'll take a couple of weeks, but when the leaves are brown it'll indicate that the roots are dead too. 

If you try to pull it up before it's dead every little bit of root left in the soil will grow into a new plant.

The purple flower is your aquilegia



Posted: 19/06/2015 at 10:35

........ and breathe ...... 

 Perhaps this'll help

Grape Vine Help Please

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 10:23

Hi Mrs T and welcome

Those are scale insects which are sucking the sap from your vine.  Lots of info about them and what to do here

I hope that's helpful

Enjoy your allotment

Plant/Tree ID - Help getting rid!

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 10:14

Or of course you could always call that gardener back, point at the plant and say "Oy mate, you didn't do the job properly ... please rectify ... for the price you quoted originally."

Plant/Tree ID - Help getting rid!

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 10:10

I'd dig it out and split it into manageble chunks and pot them up.  It might turn out to be something really lovely that would look great on that nice patio you've got. 

Then I'd level and firm down the soil and buy a couple of lengths of turf from the local garden centre and patch it. 

It'll soon blend in and you'll have a good job done and maybe some nice plants into the bargain.

But that's just me ...........


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 07:09

Good morning all

Oh dear!    I played in the garden yesterday instead of making cakes  - I could knock some scones up - will they do?  With homemade raspberry or plum jam and cream from the farm shop?

To Pee or Not to Pee – That is the Question?

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 07:03

Keep chickens, goats, rabbits or cavies as we used to - their manure is high in nitrogen and is great addeded to the compost bin.  Shame we don't have the space for them here - just have to rely on OH and his trips to Compost Corner.

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