Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 06:52

Good morning Joyce  and the rest of you as you arrive

I slept well thanks Joyce - I know Ma is being very well cared for - she has someone with her 24/7   She has lived at The Lovely Home for more than four years so the staff are all familiar faces and know her likes and dislikes.  In some ways they know her better than I do now.

What to use against mildew ?

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 06:44

There's not really any such thing as an eco friendly fungicide so I don't use them.

Powdery Mildew is usually the result of the roots of a plant suffering from drought and weakening the plant which lets the mildew take hold. Is the Viburnum in a pot or in the ground? 

If it's in the ground I would clear all the fallen leaves from around the base of the plant, feed it with Fish Blood and Bone and mulch well with organic material which will help the soil to retain moisture. 

If it's in a pot, how large is the pot and what sort of compost is it in?

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 21:51

Kitty, thank you - you're very kind

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 21:01

Obelixx - enjoy

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 20:56

Fairy ((hugs)) check your PMs

Panda - enjoy your sleepover

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 20:29

Chicky ((hugs))

Visited Ma this morning - I've never seen anyone deteriorate so quickly - she really is poorly but is not in pain - just very weak and tired.  We'll visit again tomorrow.

And I paid a flying visit to deliver stuff to Wonky's shed when she was out ... but now she's back and she knows what I've been up to the past couple of days  

Imported seeds

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 17:23

It's not just the spread of disease we should be concerned about, it's the damage done to wild plant populations by the indiscriminate plundering of seeds, bulbs and corms.  

Berberis Superba and Golden Rocket - Stripped Bare.

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 09:00

If you think it was sawfly I'd clear any dead leaves etc from the ground underneath and mulch well. 

Hedge veg

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 08:41

Think it's advisable to keep the Honesty Box screwed down to the table - most are

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 08:04

Good morning Verdun - if you'd like to hang onto that weather the rest of us really don't mine

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
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ID please

 
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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

 
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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Tracking their arrival 
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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Whoops! I've done it again ......

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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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A Gardener's Hands

The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
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East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Another excuse for cake ............  
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Songs for Valentine's Day

Our favourite romantic songs 
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