Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Forum back up and running

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 11:08

Thank goodness for that!  It's either noodling on here or daytime tv at the moment 

Thank you Nora and the team 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 22:58

 Night night everyone ... Sweet dreams ...

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 22:55

I'm hoping so BL, but I don't know if I'll be able to drive as soon as they take the boot off ... then they're talking about knee investigations when the foot is better - but they've done that once and couldn't find anything wrong. 

Creeping buttercup

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 22:44

I'd go for getting a fork underneath it and loosening it all up then hand weeding it out. Not usually difficult that way. Just keep an eye open for bits you've missed making a bid for glory. A hand fork and a big of weeding will keep on top of them. 

Espalier pear in first year

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 22:36

Try making a little notch in the bark an inch above that potential lateral and taking a sliver of bark out. There may be U-tube videos online showing how. 

Im on my phone or I'd try to find one for you. Sorry. 

books on rose pruning and care

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 18:03

It's not a book, but I find Paul Zimmerman's many online videos and explanations are the clearest I've found. 

This one should cover what you need 

But if you want to treat yourself and really inform your understanding of the subject, my pruning Bible is John Cushnie's How to Prune ... for many years John Cushnie was a  highly respected stalwart of Gardener's Question Time 

It has a comprehensive section on roses. 

Pub. Kyle Cathie Ltd

ISBN 978-85626-738-0

Last edited: 31 May 2017 18:04:49

Can anyone identify these plants please

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 17:54

Me too.

And the clover-like leaves with the dark centres are one of the Oxalis family. 

Resurrected Fourteen

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 17:03

Dear Karen ... I am most dreadfully dreadfully sorry that you have such sadness to bear ..... there are no words ........... please know that you and your dear OH are in our thoughts ((hugs)) 

Black garden after Evergreen 4 in 1.

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 16:54

Hogweed ... I do exactly the same ... a line on a yoghurt pot and a very clear image of what 1 sq metre looks like.  Done it every year ... did it this year ... the moss went black and I raked it out, the weeds died, the grass grew ... OH has just cut it and it looks great.  

Read the instructions and follow them. 

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