Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 17:15

I'm a very chuffed person ... I've been waiting for Crocus to let me know when they have  Hippeastrum papilio back in stock, and I've had the email so I've ordered 3 to pot up together to make a wonderful display for Christmas 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 16:47

Is it a crinum?


Posted: 09/10/2017 at 16:10

I've never grown acers, so this is very much a tentative suggestion, but working on the theory that 'growth follows the knife' would it be an idea to prune the left side of the tree harder than the right, hoping to stimulate stronger growth on the left to eventually rebalance the tree?

See here  "...For most species, the harder a plant is pruned the more vigorously it will grow back. Light pruning will encourage slower but more branching growth. These principles can be used for many trees and shrubs to reshape an uneven specimen by cutting the weak side back hard but the stronger side lightly...." 

What do the acer growers think?

Gardening/Growing Vegetables at Home

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 14:06


(it might be an idea to get someone to proof-read your work for you ... there's a few errors in there which may lead to lower grades that you would otherwise deserve)

Good luck.

Last edited: 09 October 2017 14:07:15

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 13:48

Great grasp of the Norfolk dialect Ian ... as a transplanted Suffolk lass I still struggle 

Apple disease

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 11:07

I think that may be Apple scab ... info and advice here 

Something, probably birds but possibly squirrels or even large slugs/snails have then been taking advantage of the soft spots.

Last edited: 09 October 2017 11:08:36

winter bedding plants

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 10:01

Grasses, ivy, and those little bedding cyclamen (if they're going in a sheltered spot).

Rhizomatous three forked plant I found in my woods, please help I.D.

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 09:53

I'm struggling here ... it looks familiar but I can't place it. 

Woodlandbotanics ... you should be aware that this is a UK based forum and most of the members are from the UK and western Europe with a few from elsewhere ... we have occasional visitors from the US but if your plant is a North American native you may get more useful responses from a US forum.

Good luck and let us know how you get on 

Odd flowering for Annabel hydrangea

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 09:47

Can you have a rummage in the shrub and see whether the white flowers are from the same stems as the pink ones?

I've a feeling you may have two plants there ... either two different cuttings were put into one pot way back at the nursery, or ......... do they graft hydrangeas I wonder 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 09:43

Used to buy chitterlings for lunch from the market.  The sausage stall still sells haslet ... a bit like a large faggot 

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