Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Help indentify a fragrant shrub/bush SOUTH OF FRANCE

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 19:39

Think you may be right Nutcracker

It's not quite right for a choisya

Edgeworthia Chrysantha

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 19:22

I agree with HCA - I certainly wouldn't prune such a young plant in Pruning Group 1.  It may never need pruning other than to take out crossing or diseased or damaged branches and to thin out a little congested growth as it gets older.

RHS info on Pruning Group 1 here

Berries... Will any produce fruit this year if planted now?

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 18:06

You should certainly get some fruit from autumn fruiting raspberries if you plant them now.  I grow Polka - great crop, large tasty fruit. e

Be warned - they do need plenty of room!

Preformed wildlife pond

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 16:50

I'm surprised at Simon King giving his name to that - the 'pre-formed rock' surrounding the pond gives absolutely no protection, hidey holes, or anything for amphibians, insects etc. 

We have rocks at one end of our pond to provide shelter for frogs from birds. cats, herons etc - but the rest of the pond is surrounded by plants which trail down into the water hiding the liner. 

Non flowering Honeysuckle

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 14:34

Against a south-facing wall?  My guess is that it's too dry.  My honeysuckles have been flowering much better since I installed a soaker hose along the bottom of the fence where they're planted, and they're on the north-facing side and are in shade for a lot of the time. 


Posted: 07/04/2016 at 13:25

The wild variety spreads itself around happily in my veg patch - the slugs seem to leave it alone.

Ma had the yellow variety in the farmhouse garden for years, nothing ate it, not even the ducks and geese. 

Even the escaped goat left it alone although it ate three new apple trees and some blackcurrant and rose bushes and most of the lemon balm.

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 13:12

I think it's rude to call other people's genuinely held  opinions 'stupid' - it's something I wouldn't do.

That's enough for me on this thread.

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 12:14

I really don't think anyone should be calling anyone else on here 'stupid'.

Disagreeing is one thing - rudeness is another.

Charlie Dimmock

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 12:11

But there was an awful lot of public 'adoration' of Charlie when she was on Groundforce - all to do with her natural assets and her underpinnings or lack of same, if I remember correctly. Garbage of course - and nothing was done to encourage that was it?  

As for 'facts', I was taught not to take anything as a given unless supported by evidence. 


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Such a handsome chap

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ID please

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Choose just one ...

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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

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

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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

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A Gardener's Hands

The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
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