Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Faulty ph tester?

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 07:39

What about the water used for the test? Was it rainwater or tap water?

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 07:03

Good morning all   I dreamt we had heavy rain ... The forecast says it should be raining here now ... looking out of the window I can see blue sky and white fluffies ... 

Pulmonaria problem!

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 20:28

We've had a very dry spring - I'm watering almost everything in the garden at the moment - giving things a good soaking so that they can produce flowers and fruit. 

How strong are mint roots; will mint damage my driveway?

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 19:58

Mint needs its roots to be dampish, so you may need to water it in the summer, but otherwise it should be fine.  It'll die down in the winter - in early spring chop whatever remains down to ground level and it'll shoot up again.

Every three or four years dig it all out of the bed, keep the youngest pieces of root and replant and throw the rest away.  

Lovely part of the world ... I spent a lovely summer in the  Dinard, Quimper, Nantes area with my children a long time ago.  

How strong are mint roots; will mint damage my driveway?

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 19:18

As I see it ... mint has come in from next door and is taking over the poster's back garden - she doesn't want it in the back garden but would like to keep some and is asking if it will be ok in the planting area next to the steps by the front driveway.

I think it'll be fine there 

How strong are mint roots; will mint damage my driveway?

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 19:07

I grow lots of mint - I think it would be fine there - keep the soil level lower than the edging and the running roots won't be able to creep over the edge.  Your driveway will be fine 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 17:59

Give yourself plenty of time Topbird ... it's a huge exhibition 

We've only just got back ... we returned via Waitrose and picked up a pizza and some salad ... head's  too full of art to handle proper cooking ... just talking about the work over a glass or two 

Tomato Leaf problem - not blight??

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 17:48

It looks like sunburn to me 

Plant ID

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 17:45

That's why I said prunus Nut - hedging my bets 

Plant ID

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 17:41

If there isn't a prunus tree nearby it might be that one has been felled recently and that has triggered an 'explosion' of suckers from roots left behind.

If that is the case you could paint some glyphosate weedkiller onto the leaves of the suckers - that will transfer back to the roots and kill them, but you have to leave the top growth until it has died and gone brown and dry before you remove them.

 Of course, that's not an option if the neighbour's tree is still living in their garden 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

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Getting my own back ....

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Hello Forkers - May Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Pond mystery solved

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Hello Forkers - April edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat for everyone to get together and socialise 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum

Is it too late to cut back? 
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A wind-up/solar powered radio

Ideal for greenhouse or potting shed 
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Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
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Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
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Another ID please

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ID this flowering tree please

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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things ... 
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When dreams come true ...

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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things  
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New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

What is blooming in your garden? 
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