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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Plantsava watering systems

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 09:36

If I was going to be away for that long I'd hire a local garden services person to come and water the plants and keep an eye on things for me.  I agree, it's too much of a commitment for most neighbours, however kind. 

Help identify this plant with red buds

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 08:16

A few more days of fine weather and the leaves will develop - that'll give us a better idea 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 07:23

Chicky -  re pond - OH is at work today and is going to ask if he can borrow an axe from his boss - I'm waiting for our builder to contact me about a quote for decorating and some other bits and bobs so I might just get him to lend a hand too - he likes doing stuff in the garden 

Plant for tidal beach?

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 06:59

The beaches around here have Sea pea (lathyrus japonicus) and Sea kale (crambe maritima) , but both of these only grow above the high water mark and can cope with the occasional soaking, not twice a day.  

Other plants that can grow on salty fringes are sea purslane (sesuvium portulacastrum)  and marsh samphire (salicornia) both of which are edible, and sea lavender  (limonium) aka statice which does have attractive flowers, and of course there are some grasses which can cope with salty conditions - Spartina is one that I'm aware of.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 06:33

Good morning all   Temp only dropped to 7C overnight   mind you, from the forecast it's only going up to 13C today ............ 

News of the day - my erythronium's got flower buds   I bought it last year but it's still in it's pot waiting to be planted when the pond is finished. 

Fruit and veg growing

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 21:16

Don't hesitate to come back and ask about anything you're not sure of Kassie and let us know how you get on 

Thanks to Folks on the Forum

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 20:49

Water it occasionally, sponge it's leaves clean and give it just a little Baby Bio orchid fertiliser and say nice things to it Peegee - it will probably bloom again. 

Can anyone identify this shrub/plant thankyou :)

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 20:46

Not a pine - it looks like a yucca to me http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucca 

pea supports

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 20:38

I'd use them Peanuts - if they don't have lots of little twiggy side branches then you could get some other twiggy sticks and put them amongst the cobnut sticks to build up some layers, as in Frances Pryor's photographs.  Should be fine. 

Fruit and veg growing

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 20:35

I think for runner beans I'd use John Innes No. 2 loam-based compost.  They should be fine in your garden - my little patch was north-facing and we still got quite decent crops. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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