Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Moss in Flower bed

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 18:16

I'd just break up the surface with a hoe or rake.  The moss has formed because the surface has been compacted by the rain.  

Beans and Sweetcorn combo?

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 18:10

Don't think sweetcorn would work in grow bags 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 18:04

View south from the pier

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 17:58

Hello folks  we're back. Hope everyone's had a good day.  

Coffee and nice chat with son - OH and he talking music, lunch on Southwold pier and home via Breydon Water and the grazing marshes alongside the River Yare.  

No herrings at the harbour -  not many about yet, just a few last week but they were sold quickly - they work their way down the east coast in the autumn and winter - so we've come home with some ray (like skate but not endangered) and scallops - that's tomorrow's supper sorted out.  Tonight we'll be having some of the spicy lentil soup I made yesterday. 

Ooooooooooooh  Gorgeous kitten 

Bulb questions

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 10:08

I would plant in scattered clumps of single types - a block of say, February Gold, another of Mount Hood, another of Thalia and so on.

pruning a Fuchsia

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 09:50

Ah, but the chap who does his in winter has the more tender types and over-winters them in his greenhouse - pruning in winter will save space and help to prevent infestations of pests such as whitefly.

The ones that are pruned in the spring are the hardy outdoor types 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 09:47

We're going to go out for the day ... drive down to son's to return mended jeans and take some soup and chilli for his freezer - he needs a bit of tlc at the moment - and then we'll go to Southwold harbour and hope to buy some fresh herring and have some lunch, possibly on the pier.  

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 09:43

7.3C overnight and 9C now in the sheltered back garden in Norfolk.  Grey and calm .... so far 

Trehane Nursery

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 08:45

I love pears. Sadly pear cuttings need to be grafted onto a quince rootstock, otherwise they will grow into a huge woodland-sized tree and take many many years before bearing blossom and fruit. Hence the old saying, "You plant pears for your heirs". 

New Bare Rooted Rose Bush Question?

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 08:40

Cliff, the reason your roses look so different to Aym's is that yours are Hybrid Tea types and hers is a vigorous floribunda type frequently used as a hedging rose.  They both have quite different growth habits. Don't worry, yours are perfectly normal for bare root HT roses 

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Brrrrrrrrrrr! Cold night ahead

Temperatures are going to drop like a stone 
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Loose brick

Do you have an easy DIY solution? 
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Does anyone know this plant? 
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Anyone following the cricket?

England's tour of India 
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Bressingham Gardens autumn colour

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A golden fastigiate yew?

Which ... 
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Apple Day Events 2016

Dates and Locations etc - is there one near you? 
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Normal for Norfolk???

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Wot izzit?

Plant ID please 
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ID please

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Hosta! Where's Hosta?

Look at the canna you gave us! 
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Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Moving them about ... two questions ...  
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A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things ... everyone welcome  
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