Dovefromabove


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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. 

Please help me identify this

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 06:17

Alex can you leave one to develop - then if we can see the flowers might get more clues :-) 

Hosta alternative

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 06:08

Having followed Hostafans advice I find that Variegated Hostas are happy in full sun providing that their feet are in permanently damp soil. 


Those with yellowish or bright green leaves need some sun, and those with blueish leaves need more shade. 

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 05:58

Good morning all, G'day Pat :-) 


yes im awake but still in bed on my phone. it's dry outside with a pale blue sky and the birds are singing. Hopefully it'll stay dry and OH will be able to cut the hay meadows currently masquerading as our lawns. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 23:09

Sleep tight DD ((hugs))

creating a soil bed for bushes

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 19:42

I would add some well rotted farmyard manure and mix it in well. The earthworms will find their own way there. 


Make sure you fork over the soil at the bottom of the "trench" to make sure it doesn't form a hard "pan" which would cause drainage problems. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 19:19

DD ((hugs)) take care of yourself. I've done the leaving a lovely place as Wonky knows. It'll all turn out ok in the end. Once a gardener, always a gardener. 


Always remember you have real friends to lean on here xx

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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