Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Miniture Plum Tree

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 14:55

It looks like Shot Hole disease ... have a look at these earlier threads 

Hope that helps 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 14:50

The loving care of good staff in a good home is worth it's weight in gold Liri   ...   I could not have given my parents the quality of life they had at The Lovely Home.  

Goodness me!   just when you think the thunder and lightning couldn't get any more fierce and the rain couldn't get any heavier ............... it jolly well does 

  If I had china on my non existent mantlepiece it'd be rattling  !!!!!!!!!!!! 

Last edited: 06 July 2017 14:51:37

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 14:29

BL that's looking gorgeous 

Aunty Rach ... we have the same chimenea 

The garden's a bit straggly, what with my foot and the downpours, but I took a few pics in the front garden this morning ... 

Hemerocallis 'Summer Wine'

Roscoea purpurea 

Clematis viticella purpurea plena elegans .... I didn't know which photo to post, so I posted all three 

Ask Alan

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 14:16

Hi Maria and welcome to the board 

As I think you've realised ...this is an old thread ... several of us have answered you on your other thread.  

Three for ID please

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 14:11

One of the lamiums ........... but there are so many .......... from a wild dead nettle and lemon balm to the tall one i've got in my front garden I don't know the name of (about five ft tall) or Lamium Orlaya which is in the back garden (but that's pink ish) and the little ground cover lamiums .......... 

Last edited: 06 July 2017 14:11:44

Plant ID

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 14:02

We lived in the city centre in a Victorian terrace ... our neighbour (renting) planted on Himalayan Balsam.. two years later, despite six foot fences and walls we had several in our garden ... and then more and more appeared, and in the next house and the next.

 We kept pulling them up whenever we saw them.  

The neighbour moved on ... the landlord sprayed and put a membrane and shingle down.  

Now, 10 years since the neighbour moved on, most houses in the street have Himalayan Balsam in their gardens ... don't say you've not been warned 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 13:50

Goodness me that was a loud bang!  

Broad Beans

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 13:44

Our garden sounds quite similar ... we sow Aquadulce 'Claudia' at the end of October following an application of well rotted farmyard manure and home-made compost.  The beans cope well with the wet and cold, we start picking at the end of May and have only just finished ... loads of meals and lots in the freezer too.  

I find Claudia copes better with our winters than Sutton, but being a bit taller I Ido put a fence of canes and string around them as they get taller in March, so they don't get too bashed by the Norfolk winds.  

Last edited: 06 July 2017 13:45:29

Resurrected Seventeen

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 13:39
Hazel -- says:

... BTW Dove, not too long to go now before you become boot-less lol! Footloose and fancy free ,  .

 Looking forward to being able to give them a good wiggle Hazel  

Does my tree need to come down?

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 13:17

Once you've had a professional opinion and you disregard it, you can no longer plead ignorance if it falls and does damage - so whether or not we think it's ok to stay, a Qualified Surveyor has given his or her professional opinion that it has to go ....... so I don't think you have any choice ... you certainly wouldn't be covered by any insurance.  

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