Dovefromabove


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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 02/06/2017 at 22:31

second lot of visitors have been and gone and I'm tucked up in bed exhausted. Not used to so much gossiping. 


Have a peaceful night everyone ... Sweet dreams 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 02/06/2017 at 15:07

Hello again everyone 


Friends have just gone ... my tomatoes have been expertly potted into their big pots with canes etc and I now have some cucumbers and a cucamelon as well. I have had a lovely lunch - delicious home made quiche with salad and bits and bobs and delicious ginger beer .... they watered the garden and the kitchen is clean and orderly.  We have had cake and coffee and lots of conversation and I have books to read ... it's been so lovely  


Djokovic  has just lost the first set ... think I might need a nap 

Allotment 'fence' project

Posted: 02/06/2017 at 10:22

I would use squashes, which will scramble and trail as well as providing fruit, and trailing nasturtiums 


New turf installed

Posted: 02/06/2017 at 10:11

Sounds ok 


I wouldn 't mow for a bit ... longer grass will help protect the roots from the sun.  

New turf installed

Posted: 02/06/2017 at 10:06

How was the ground prepared to receive the turf? 


Purple sage

Posted: 02/06/2017 at 09:25

I cut my sage hard back in the spring and that keeps it in a nice mound shape ... but cutting it back every spring means that you don't get the flowers as it flowers on the previous year's growth.


To get flowers every year and still keep it trimmed I've found that cutting it back in mid summer after the first flush of flowers works, so that it gets a chance to make some more  growth which will flower the following year.


However, doing that means that you do spoil its appearance for a few weeks in the middle of the summer.


I wouldn't call it invasive, but like ordinary culinary sage it will root where branches touch the ground  ... keep an eye on that and it's not a problem.  However, I let it make a few extra plants each year and then cut them off and pot them up, so I've got a continual supply of replacements. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 02/06/2017 at 09:14
Fairygirl says:

........Slightly concerned about what 'Bing Bog'  is, Dove....



 Bing Bong = TV doofer ............. doesn't everyone call it that?  

New Hosta Garden

Posted: 02/06/2017 at 09:08

I've found hostas do not do well under our big ash tree ........... but it is a big ash tree, the roots are very near the surface and we are in a much drier part of the country than you are ........


Your woodland is down a slope and I think the water table's pretty high there ...... I think it's worth a go 


Aren't the hostas at Highgrove in a wooded area?

Last edited: 02 June 2017 09:09:22

Resurrected Fourteen

Posted: 02/06/2017 at 09:01

Never did take to Robin Ellis ... think the fact that I knew he came from Ipswich rather spoiled it for me, as I lived in Suffolk and had worked in Ipswich for a while ... didn't want him to be a sort of 'boy next door' 

Loading photos

Posted: 02/06/2017 at 08:53

If photos just don't load it usually means that they're too big ... reducing the size usually works. 


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