Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hostas starting to go over

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 09:50

Even Adrian Bloom has swapped his dwarf conifers and heathers for grasses and perennials in his Foggy Bottom 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 09:44

Right, found where the rat bait stuff is ... behind a stack of large paintings ... not risking moving those ... my shoulder's so much better this morning I don't want to do myself any harm.  My bet is that the cover for the wooden bench is on those shelves too - better make OH a list of jobs for this evening.  

The rain is really heavy and steady now - just what the lawn needs.  I'll have to find myself something else to do - doesn't look like gardening weather today.  

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 09:28

Brilliant Pat   Thought you'd know it - the flower shape kept saying lamium to me but the leaves weren't right for any that I know.  It looks a lovely plant - shame it's not as hardy as I need plants to be 

We've just got some heavy drizzly rain - I knew it would start if I put my gardening gear on to go out and plant some bulbs 

Better go into the garage and hunt out the rat poison and bait box - we've got a rat who's recently tried to take up residence in the compost heap - looks like a big one from the size of the tunnel he/she's excavated 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 08:38

Good morning the rest of you 

So chuffed for Wonky   

Is Pat about?  There's a chap posted with a plant ID query here 

it looks vaguely familiar, but I can't put a name to it and now we've discovered he's in Australia - looks like Pat's department 

What is this plant type?

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 08:30

Ah!  Now I don't mind being quite so flummoxed.  

Where's Pat?  She'll know ............ 

Hydrangea problem

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 07:30

That's quite normal autumnal colouring - gorgeous faded shades of mauves and sometimes creams and blue/greens too. Nothing for you to do at this time of year. The faded flower heads provide winter interest and protect next years buds that form below them. Deadheading and any pruning should be done when buds start to swell in the spring. 

What is this plant type?

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 07:23

Not lavender but nothing I recognise immediately. 

Someone else will be along soon ...

Need Help to identify this plant

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 07:16

It looks like a poorly echevaria to me. Are the leaves quite thick?

Echevaria need a gritty free draining compost, good light and only occasional watering. The compost should feel dry most of the time. 

What is this plant type?

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 07:11

Doesnt look like a lavender, but even when I zoom I can't see the shape of the flowers or any detail of the leaves. Could we have some clear close-ups please?

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 07:02

Wow Chicky!

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