Latest posts by Dovefromabove

The dreaded Weed

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 23:52

What on earth will be the point of adding compost or leaf mould to areas to be covered with decking, paving and a children's play area? 

Old rose bush looks awful, pruning ideas please

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 23:08

Then if he's at all approachable I'd pop around with a large wedge of coffee and walnut sponge ( most gentlemen of a certain age are very amenable when given coffee & walnut sponge, I find ) and explain that you're a slightly bonkers gardener who would love to prune his roses. 

Whats the worst that can happen?  He can tell you to go away.  The best that can happen is that you make him smile ... No contest in my book 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 22:58

Late to bed ... Had to put GW on Pause while we listened to our hedgehog crunching his/her biscuits and nuts etc in the hedgehog cave then watched as he ambled through the longer grass and then scuttle across the lawn to the Wilderness around the sides and back of the pond. 

Lovely GW this evening ... Loved the Pemberton roses ... Some of my favourite roses in that group. 

now it's time to snuggle under the duvet ... Sweet dreams folks 

Urgent -re Damsons

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 20:06
Berghill says:

We are talking hundred weights here and a 12 inch wide snapped off piece with dozens of branches coming from it.

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 then ...................... a lot of pickle and a lot of chutney 

 and I'm sure any that you leave behind will be welcomed by the birds and small mammals around the garden as they ripen or rot. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 19:45

Just a heads up folks ... Peter Beales Roses end of season sale ... 35% off with the code on this link 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 19:29
Hostafan1 says:

aw bless.

Last of " the old School"??

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 Hosta   a little something for your Lovely Hub and to remind us all that Brucie really was a huge talent and not just a cheezy presenter 

Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 19:10

Looks like Sedum spectabile ... when the flowerbuds open the bees and butterflies will love it. 

ants' nest

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 17:26
plant pauper says:

...except for the ones who live at the side of my pond.  Must be some kind of swamp ant!

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 We also have an ants nest at the side of our pond ... but that area is raised and quite dry.  We often watch the blackbirds 'anting' on it. 

ants' nest

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 16:59

Pour a bucket of water slowly over it ... give it a really good soaking ... they like dry soil to build their homes, so if you keep the area damp they'll move on.  

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 16:49

Awwww ... bless him 

RIP Brucie 

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Fruit ID please

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