Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 09:09

Oh dear!  Disappointment in the Dove household ...  do you remember I sowed my runner beans before going on holiday (in grow tubes) and left them in a warm but shady studio to germinate while we were away ... no sign of them so I've just investigated ..... the seeds have rotted  


No runner beans for us this year - I shall go out and sow extra Swiss Chard, and at least we have the sweet corn, tomatoes and squash which are growing away merrily - we won't starve 

Last edited: 19 June 2016 09:10:22

Plant ID please

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 08:58

Great for cutting and using as a filler in vases of summer flowers - looks especially good with pink roses 

Karen Carpenter goodbye to love

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 08:55
Logan says:

And also how could she get hold of illegal medication in the 80s or before then?


See original post

 There were plenty of irresponsible/unscrupulous people around back then and prescription etc wasn't as well regulated and monitored as it is now.

Can someone identify this plant for me!?

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 08:01

Dranunculus vulgaris

Where can you get the Aliminium edgeing?

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 07:03

Edd check your own spelling! Hoster indeed 

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 06:59

Yes thanks Pat - had the first good nights sleep since we got back from holiday - didn't wake once. Throat still a bit sore but the spray and paracetamol deal with that 

Gooseberry pruning...

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 06:52

I pick every other gooseberry about the end of June and use them for jam and gooseberry sauce with mackerel etc. I leave the rest to ripen until sweet and use them as dessert gooseberries and in tarts and pies 

creating a soil bed for bushes

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 06:44

What's eating my dahlia stems?

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 06:40

if you stop the indiscriminate killing of insects in your garden the beneficial insects and birds will be able to remove the aphids one by one for you. 


We enjoyed watching bluetits harvesting aphids from our roses and now there are none left. There will be another crop of them of course but they will provide good for the ladybird larvae. 


That really is the way to deal with aphids if you're a busy gardener :-)

Prunus ' Kanzan ' problem with blossom

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 06:32

Have the cherries been fed each spring? Clematis are greedy feeders and will be taking a lot of nutrition from the soil. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

ID please

Rudbeckia??? 
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Hosta! Where's Hosta?

Look at the canna you gave us! 
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Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Moving them about ... two questions ...  
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HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things ... everyone welcome  
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Gardener's Garters

Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
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Blight resistant tomatoes

 
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Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
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ID please

 
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A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
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Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

 
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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

 
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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
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