Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Jam jar rooting

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 09:23

VB ... are we talking Verbena bonariensis?  It's a hardy perennial.  

I'd pot up rooted cuttings in a free-draining compost and overwinter them in a cold frame/cold greenhouse or similar.  

Jelly invasion...!

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 09:20

I think the answer is to improve the drainage 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 06:53

What an idiot lighting a fire on a day like that Pat   It's a good job your OH and his mates know what theyre doing. 

Lovely to see your skinks again 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 06:18

G'day Pat   Good morning to the rest of you when you arrive 

A calm morning - still quite dark - a crow is cawing from the oaks around the quarry and the robin in the garden is trilling away ...

Whats in my lilly pond

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 22:38

to upload a photo click on the camera icon to the top right of the text box. 

If pic doesn't upload reducing the size usually works. 

Small tree for clay

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 17:41

How small is small?  Alder glutinosa is happy on wet clay ... but it can grow quite big ... although it is very happy coppiced.  

Great for wildlife 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 17:37

Still glorious sunshine here in Norfolk ... fish pie and broad beans with parsley sauce for supper 

HELP! my succulent.

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 15:26

Plenty of sun is fine ... just what they like.  The problem is too much watering ... let the soil dry out ... I hardly water mine in the winter at all and only occasionally in the summer.

Soil needs to be a gritty free-draining mix ... I would use a mix of 50% John Innes loam based seed compost and 50% horticultural grit (you can use the grit sold for aquariums if you only want enough for one or two pots as it's sold in smaller amounts). 

When you water give it a soaking then stand it somewhere where it can drain freely.  Don't water again until the soil is really dry.  

Last edited: 22 September 2017 15:27:31

HELP! my succulent.

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 14:21

I water mine about three or four times a year.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 12:15

I have high BP, just as Ma did, and take medication for it ... but it shoots up at the GPs .... it used not to, or if it did I used to be able to 'think it down' within a few minutes ... but as I've got older I can't do that any more.  

I also find having my BP taken is now very painful ... this is ever since my thyroid packed up ... it's a bit easier now that the nurse uses the old fashioned manual method rather than the 'machine' but it still brings tears to my eyes ... no wonder my BP is erratic. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

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Reasons to be cheerful

A thread of things to make us smile when the going gets tough ...  
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Fruit ID please

Picked in Spain 
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Seeking blueberry advice

Just starting out ... choosing varieties  
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Last Post: 25/09/2017 at 21:13

Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

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The Virtual Café

Tried and tested recipes to use up a glut and fill the pantry shelves 
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A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
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Please ID my mystery plant

I don't recognise this ...  
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Hello Forkers ... August edition

A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content...  
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Harvest 2017

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Two shrubs need a name please

Saved from the skip ... but what are they? 
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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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New situation ... ? 
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Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
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The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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