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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Butterfly Palm dying????

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:45

I've no idea Jenny, but this link might be of interest

and will bump up this thread in case anyone else who is about can be of more help than I can 

Growing grass and shrubs in the shade

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:32

I've got a large shady area under and around my big ash trees - things that are doing well there are cyclamen hederifolium, Vinca major, dryopteris, pulmonaria, mahonia, anemone x hybrida September Charm, alchemilla mollis and lamium maculatum with lonicera and clematis montana on the fences.

Plant ID please

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:25

It looks like purple loosestrife to me - really good for bees 

Sad looking Forsythia- Goldmine

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:16
nutcutlet wrote (see)

................ I may have got some sort of hybrid as well. Just the one plant, very different to anything else, silvery leaves, hederifolium shaped

Sounds interesting Nut - I'd like to see it next time I visit 

Sad looking Forsythia- Goldmine

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:09

I really wouldn't prune now - you'll lose the flowers that are forming now.  

Prune out old flowered shoots when they've flowered. 


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 19:36

I think that's a brilliant diet for an 85 year old - at my Aged Ps' Lovely Home the chef gives them lots of lovely food with proper cream and custard on the puddings.  Pa has jelly and ice cream almost every day ... sometimes he says he'll have a change and asks for ice cream and jelly instead  (now you know where I got my sense of humour from ) ,  Occasionally the chef makes him Butterscotch Angel Delight 

My Aged Ps had Wiltshire Foods for several years - Ma loved them as she didn't have to cook, Pa ate them uncomplainingly - I had them when I visited  I will happily die before having to rely on them for my food - I knew what I was doing when I got myself a younger chap ............. now all I have to do is teach him to cook as well as I do  

If he doesn't learn we'll have to live on Pringles, brie, grapes and pear drops 


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 18:47

Go on ........ you deserve it ......... better make one for your OH as well 

Rock Garden

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 18:44

Peter, it's great to have someone with your knowledge and experience on the forum, but Gardener's World who provide this facility free, are a business dependant for their income on advertising.  Don't think it's really on to plug your own business for free while other advertisers pay - don't want to be all schoolmarmy about it but thought I'd point it out. 

Flowering shrub found in Kephalonia Greece

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 18:13

Sorry to hear you've been unwell - hope you're much better now 

I've never grown them but I understand they need a soil temp of 60F so you'll need a heated propagator and a heated greenhouse or conservatory unless we get an exceptional UK summer.

Good luck. 


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 18:07

KEF ((hugs)) and a

for you!

 I missed the scones ............. probably just as well, we're having yorkies and roasties soon 

Hmmm - don't know why that's all lopsided - just one of those days 

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