Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Rhubarb Floribunda

Posted: 26/06/2017 at 17:32

Sometimes you get a crown that just cant help trying to flower ...did it put up a flower spike last year as well?  If so, I'd ditch it.  

You could try having a really firm word with it first ....

Tree fern

Posted: 26/06/2017 at 15:20

Yes, and protect it in the winter ... here's some info 

Dove need your help!

Posted: 26/06/2017 at 15:04

No, much too pejorative .... most of those, with the exception of MYOB,are easily recognised and dealt with if they spread out of their allotted space.  I love a pretty plant that makes itself at home and spreads itself around a bit.  

ID Please

Posted: 26/06/2017 at 14:16

Harrumph .... it doesn't like chalky soils ....

Disappointed of Norfolk

Rhubarb Floribunda

Posted: 26/06/2017 at 13:58

Water, water and still more water. 

If that doesn't do it then ditch it and get another crown.  

Dove need your help!

Posted: 26/06/2017 at 12:10

Corydalis lutea ... yellow fumitory 


Posted: 26/06/2017 at 11:49

Fantastic lupin.  

When the flowers on the main spike are over you can cut it back to just above where the side shoots start and they'll carry on flowering for a while longer .... it's what we all aim for but don't always manage. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 26/06/2017 at 11:40

Pdoc ((hugs))  great news .... new consultant sounds as if he will have real understanding of the pressures you've faced ... onwards and upwards my friend 

Pat ... gorgeous work ... great draughtsmanship and use of colour ... (hope that doesn't sound patronising).  I did a series of paintings based on botanical forms, starting out from studies similar to yours, but then 'zooming in' to a more or less ladybird's eye view ... paintings were huge ... some 8' x 8' .   One of them I know is now in a private collection in Oz 


Posted: 26/06/2017 at 10:05

Looks like a sunflower to me .......... 

Honeysuckle in a pot

Posted: 26/06/2017 at 09:07

That looks good ... just make sure the soil is damp but not boggy 

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