Latest posts by Dovefromabove

URGENT Monkey puzzle advise needed!

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 19:44

You say it's in sandy soil ... tell us more ... where did the sandy soil come from?

I would plant a tree like this in John Innes No 3 loam based compost, with the addition of one part grit to 4 of John Innes, to improve drainage.  

How often is it watered, and with how much? 

Wild orchid?

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 19:38

Thank you Cottage Compost  .... no idea what happened there  

Weed identity help please

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 19:28

It's the Bastard Balm ... Melittis melissophyllum .... a bit of a rarity and one of the few places it's found nowadays is South West Wales.

Something quite special ... 

Lots of medicinal properties. 

Resurrected Seventeen

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 19:15

LOL, yes I remember that advert Hazel hands are even softer than that 'cos I've hardly done any washing up either ....

Just after my fall my hands went to pieces ... the skin on my fingers all peeled and my hands were so sore ... OH thinks it was the shock ... anyway he bought me some of the loveliest hand cream  Neal's Yard Garden Mint & Bergamot ... it smells wonderful and it's really healed my hands.  Highly recommended ... I shall use no other from hereon. 

Wild orchid?

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 19:06

I think it's Epipactus helleborine ... the Broad leaved  Helleborine - yes, a type of orchid 

Last edited: 06 July 2017 19:10:21

Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 19:01
Dordogne Damsel says:

Friday night here we are having a menu testing evening, can you all join me for a virtual taste, I''ll put up pictures and we can have a thumbs up or down. ? 

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 I shall tell OH not to bother to make me any supper 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 18:29

Love that mix in your triangle bed Victoria

My Clem should be climbing the trellis and along the wires around the window, but as I've not been out there much cos of my foot it made up it's own mind about where if was going this year, and I think it knew best 

learning ideas

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 17:27

Almost all of us here have simply learned by doing 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 17:15

Nothing seems to eat roscoeas Liri - and they're tough as old boots. I've got R. Kew Beauty in a pot. It stays out all winter and every year it seems to take for ever to appear, and then suddenly there it is, blooming its socks off 

Resurrected Seventeen

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 16:29

So do I Hazel   But with nearly 6 weeks off gardening, my hands aren't looking too bad 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

The Virtual Café

Tried and tested recipes to use up a glut and fill the pantry shelves 
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A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
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Please ID my mystery plant

I don't recognise this ...  
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Hello Forkers ... August edition

A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content...  
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Harvest 2017

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Two shrubs need a name please

Saved from the skip ... but what are they? 
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Hello Forkers ... July 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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New situation ... ? 
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Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
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The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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Hello Forkers ... June 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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Shrub ID please

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Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

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

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Getting my own back ....

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