Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Snow! Help!

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 10:42

Don't worry - they'll be fine. 

They can cope with snow at this time of year before they're in leaf or flowering.  Just make sure that the cherry tree doesn't blow over - is it in the ground and staked, or in a container.

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 10:35

Think we were wise to abandon the walk today - there's already a large tree down across the A47 near here, and apparently Doris hasn't arrived yet ...

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 09:32

Wouldn't describe you as Victorian, Nut

Think hydrangea is dead

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 09:30
Verdun says:
... it looks dry there.  Maybe not the pruning but being denied moisture is the reason for its condition.  Hydrangeas need plenty of water!  

 I was just about to say the same thing ...

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 08:58

We have  sleet ............... and only one teabag left - I shall have to venture down to Waitrose before OH comes home from work - unless Hosta offers to do a detour ....................

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 08:06

He can continue to want Fairy 

Hope you've got your simmit on!

what hedging? what benefits?

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 07:58

I don't think that Leylandii has any good features that Yew doesn't do better. 

It may be a bit slower to get going,  but it doesn't turn into a fifty foot monster as soon as you turn your back on it, and if you do let it get out of hand you can cut it back as hard as you like and it will soon be covered with fresh green leaves. If you try that with Leylandii you're left with dry brown stumps for ever and ever 

Last edited: 23 February 2017 07:59:50

Ok to plant jasmine outside?

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 07:50

I agree with Aym. This may well be a less hardy variety - I would only put it outside during ghe months of June to September. 

Gunnera in a bath

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 07:43

Maybe drill some holes along the sides- a couple of inches up from the bottom - so that it will always retain a couple of inches of water but won't fill up and turn into too much of a swamp. 

I think that's what I'd do. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 07:37

i was sitting in bed with my mug of coffee just now when a wood pigeon landed on the windowsill and scrutinised me intently for several minutes before flying down into the garden. That's not happened before 

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Butterflies 2017

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Anyone up for it? 
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Another ID please

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ID this flowering tree please

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