Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 09:16

BL I think it's worth trying - this post on an old thread suggests that the stems can form roots

Hollie- Hock wrote (see)

Cosmos are lovely flowers- I've been growing the Purity ones for the first time this year.

Interesting what you said about the white roots. One of mine got really battered earlier this year and the stem was badly bent- the plant was still alive so I just left it resting on the ground.Just by chance I picked up the stem the other day and there are loads of roots coming out of the stem that was on the ground. So I guess it is possibly to take stem cuttings

Mine will probably get leggy too as they're on the dining room windowsill at the moment and will be going into the east-facing mini greenhouse later, so let us know how yours get on if you plant them deep.

Monty's Dog

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 08:40

If you get a Labrador, it'll look after you

 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 08:38

Morning Fairy, morning chaps

What is your weather like?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 08:28

Hmmm - all those fluffy clouds have joined up and are looking decidedly grey - hardly any blue bits left - certainly not enough to make a sailor a pair of trousers

idiots guide to preparing bedding soil ready for planting

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 08:22

Hellebores, hostas, foxgloves, salvias, some clematis ... loads of things are happy in semi-shade

Lots of suitable plants in the light/dappled shade section here https://www.rhs.org.uk/Advice/profile?pid=100

Make sure you've dug the beds wide enough from front to back - they always need to be wider than you think - a bed narrower than a metre is too narrow to do much with.

Blueberry bush.

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 07:58

As Verdun has said, you need to check out the pollination requirements of your particular variety of blueberry. 

And it's worth noting that even the 'self fertile' ones produce a much better crop with another planted nearby.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/grow-your-own/fruit/blueberries

What is your weather like?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 07:51

Gorgeous morning here - sunshine and blue skies, and not a breath of wind - only 3.9C when I got up, but I think it's rising pretty quickly - however there are some little fluffy clouds forming up high as I type - just checked the forecast for here - mainly dry but some showers this morning - more rain late afternoon with possibility of thunderstorms and hail.

idiots guide to preparing bedding soil ready for planting

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 07:29

Dig it over removing weeds, roots and large stones etc and breaking clods of soil down with the back of your fork until it's a fairly fine 'tilth'.  I'd then buy a bag or two of 'soil conditioner' from the garden centre, spread it over along with a scattering of Fish, Blood and Bone (a general purpose slow-release fertiliser) , fork it all into the surface and Bob's your Uncle

What are you going to plant?

Removing paving stones to lay a lawn

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 07:22

Hello Matthew

I would mix the sand with plenty of good topsoil then firm and prepare as normal.  I've seen jolly good lawns come from being laid on quite sandy soil - as long as it's more soil than sand.  Just make sure you remove any rubble and other builder's debris that often finds its way into the foundations of a patio.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Blight resistant tomatoes

 
Replies: 3    Views: 94
Last Post: Yesterday at 09:18

Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
Replies: 13    Views: 471
Last Post: 19/06/2016 at 18:14

ID please

 
Replies: 4    Views: 259
Last Post: 12/06/2016 at 14:22

A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
Replies: 7    Views: 366
Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 19:01

Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

 
Replies: 5    Views: 370
Last Post: 14/05/2016 at 17:14

Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

 
Replies: 5    Views: 350
Last Post: 07/05/2016 at 16:05

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
Replies: 1934    Views: 61435
Last Post: 01/06/2016 at 09:23

Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
Replies: 25    Views: 1030
Last Post: 23/04/2016 at 15:42

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
Replies: 7    Views: 340
Last Post: 17/04/2016 at 12:49

Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
Replies: 59    Views: 2257
Last Post: 15/05/2016 at 20:59

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
Replies: 1841    Views: 49949
Last Post: 04/05/2016 at 14:04

Whoops! I've done it again ......

Replies: 24    Views: 1242
Last Post: 12/03/2016 at 16:05

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
Replies: 1830    Views: 46123
Last Post: 01/04/2016 at 06:01

A Gardener's Hands

The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
Replies: 42    Views: 1758
Last Post: 23/02/2016 at 19:49

East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Another excuse for cake ............  
Replies: 34    Views: 1540
Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 17:52
1 to 15 of 170 threads