Latest posts by Dovefromabove

What plant do I need?

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 11:36

We had a similar space alongside our front path in our last home ... we made it into a 'raised bed' just a few bricks high, filled it with topsoil and grit (about half and half if I remember correctly) and filled it with lots of different sempervivums and finished with a light coloured gravel ........ it looked fantastic!.

Free tomatoes gw mag

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 11:31

Some people do have a sensitivity to tomatoes causing the sort of symptoms you describe.  Have you grown tomatoes before and if so have you had similar symptoms? 

My arms prickle after picking tomatoes  from among the leaves... it doesn't matter which variety ... but nothing more than that. 

Rain. Rain more rain and slugs

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 11:28

I have been known to stomp on snails ............ but I can't bring myself to harm the lovely stripey humbug snails we have in this garden ... even if they do chomp my hostas ...

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 11:26

Duh!    MU's  IDeed it ... It's a Monarda 'Bergamo'  ... remember when I broke my foot and I sent OH out to plant everything somewhere ... wherever he could find a space ... I think I suggested that they needed sunny spots, but his idea of sunny and mine are a little different ... and he didn't know how much everything else in that bed was going to grow ..........  as soon as MU said Monarda I remembered 

Please ID my mystery plant

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 11:18

Doh!  MU you've got it ............ I had a few Monarda seedlngs Sarah Raven's Monarda 'Bergamo' that OH planted out for me a couple of days after I broke my foot ... I was so teed off and in such pain that I just told him to plant things wherever there was a space and they'd either survive or they wouldn't ...  but I thought he'd put them in the back garden.

That bed got so rampant while I was laid up that I thought they'd not survived ... but one of them must've done ... as you say MU, it's not the best example of its type but it's had a lot to compete with in that shady corner, which probably isn't the best spot for it.  I wonder if any more have survived ........ when the drizzle stops I'll go out and have a look ...

Thanks everyone ... especially MU 

Last edited: 03 August 2017 11:18:47

Please ID my mystery plant

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 10:22

Well, I'm relieved you lot don't recognise it either ... I thought I was losing my touch   but now we need to know what it is .............. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 10:05
Iamweedy says:

"At the round earth's imagin'd corners,"  Well John  Donne understood exactly what I meant. 

I can't remember my passwords but bits of "A level" metaphysical poetry still float around in my head.

 Oh dear ... I can really identify with that 

Right ... I've posted the photos of my mystery plant 

Last edited: 03 August 2017 10:06:01

Please ID my mystery plant

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 10:01

I found this in one of my borders this morning ... I don't recognise it and don't remember planting it ... although I've had some helpers doing stuff in the garden while I was laid up, I don't think anyone planted anything I didn't know about.

I really don't have a clue what this is ... any ideas? 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 09:56


I've deadhead in the front garden, and done the roses ... now it really has clouded over and looks a bit more malevolent ....... I ought to pick the beans and sweet peas, but I want to post a photo for IDing ...In the front garden I found a plant I did't know was there and I can't remember ever seeing it before ... someone please tell me what it is ......... Did I plant it?  Or did Wonky plant it when I was laid up?  Or has a bird 'sown' it .......... it's a mystery ......... 

I'll start an ID thread for it when I've uploaded the photo ... 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 09:00

Beautiful Hosta (the garden that is ).  So looking forward to being there 

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