Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Salvia in the Blues

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 17:27

I would nip out that top clump of leaves/growing tip - salvias don't take long to bush out and produce flower buds. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 16:26

Did you hear him on Saturday Live this morning with Rev. Richard Coles?  Lovely conversation and info about the new CD as well as about his experiences as a boy chorister and how he 'got discovered' etc. 

New Bare Rooted Rose Bush Question?

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 15:34

Looking forward to seeing some lovely blooms on those bushes next summer Cliff - you will show us how they do won't you?  

Not bad for a London garden

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 15:06

Oh yes Nut - the usual suspect was saying the usual things back in September 

But they were saying the same thing last year, and we hardly had a winter at all 

Bulb questions

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 14:53

If you haven't got potting compost available, a mix of good garden soil, leaf mould and grit 3:1:1 would be fine. - but get them planted 

New Bare Rooted Rose Bush Question?

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 14:01

Cliff - those will be fine.  Just don't keep them anywhere warm which will encourage those buds to break before the spring as they will be cut back by frost.

Aym -  yours have lots of new shoots growing - these will be vulnerable to frost damage and you may need to be prepared to do some cutting back in the spring.

Please remove the rubber bands - they will damage your roses.  They are to confine the shoots within packaging before sale and not for any other purpose.  

I would have planted all of those roses deeper, with the graft union 3 to 4 inches below the soil surface. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 12:42
chicky says:

I had to have a furtle amongst the fallen leaves Dove . Is that cheating ??

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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 11:53

Nope ... can't see any, but they may be hiding under the layer of fallen leaves.  I usually leave most of the one that fall on the 'Wilderness' as it's meant to be a 'woodland bed' and needs the humous.  

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 11:46

Good morning Chicky   We've had a couple of clumps of native primroses out for over a month now, but I don't think the snowdrops have appeared yet ................. I'l have to have a look ...................

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 11:06
Hostafan1 says:

Morning all. .....  p.s. white bits nearly all gone .  ( walking on sand dunes )

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    Hope you're using sunscreen! 

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