Latest posts by Dovefromabove

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 09:32

Change of plan here!  Bro is still in S'wold and will visit Ma today if I can do tomorrow and Monday - apparently she had a peaceful night and is sleeping soundly at the moment.  She sleeps a lot so as he says, I might drive all the way there and she'd still be sleeping - and he has to go past in order to go back to the farm, so he'll pop in for a bit.

That means I can prick out my tomatoes - as soon as I've drunk my coffee and changed out of my smarter clothes

Tree problem - yellowing leaves

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 09:24

It's possible that removing the unhealthy branch may trigger new growth on that side of the tree, because of more light getting to it and the stimulation of being cut back, because you will need to cut back into healthy wood.

 There's an old gardening saying, 'Growth follows the knife' so your tree may well balance itself out over time.

Thanks for keeping us up to date  

Cats in my garden

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 09:17

I think gorse will certainly give the cat pause for thought

Edgeworthia Chrysantha

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 07:58

I would leave well alone at this stage.  It bushes out into a dome shape naturally because it produces it's shoots in groups of three - pruning might spoil it.  

Talkback: Eight plants to grow with cosmos

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 07:00

I sowed two packets of cosmos seed earlier - one pack was fresh and the other was well past its use by date - both packs germinated and had their seed leaves within 48 hours in a heated windowsill propagator.

If yours haven't germinated in a fortnight there's something wrong.  Chuck them and get some more.


Posted: 08/04/2016 at 06:57

Chrysanthemums do last a long while in water.


Posted: 08/04/2016 at 06:55

I've seen them more or less pollarded quite effectively.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 06:54

Panda ((hugs)) think they should have let you win!

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 06:53

Good morning Chicky

 Help yourselves folks

Random holes appeared

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 06:50

Hello Squirrel and welcome

Are the plants growing in garden soil or bought compost?  If it's garden soil you might have some little critters in there which are moving the soil about.  Or it might just be that the soil has settled into some air pockets. 

Have your plants got proper leaves as well as the first seed leaves yet?  If so it's time anyway to prick them out individually into little pots of so that they can grow stronger before they're ready to go outside.  When you prick them out use some good quality multi-purpose compost.

Hope that helps 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Gardener's Garters

Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
Replies: 26    Views: 716
Last Post: 13/07/2016 at 14:17

Blight resistant tomatoes

Replies: 5    Views: 355
Last Post: 18/07/2016 at 11:35

Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
Replies: 13    Views: 547
Last Post: 19/06/2016 at 18:14

ID please

Replies: 4    Views: 308
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: 391
Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 19:01

Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

Replies: 5    Views: 395
Last Post: 14/05/2016 at 17:14

Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

Replies: 5    Views: 387
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: 1936    Views: 63182
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: 1106
Last Post: 23/04/2016 at 15:42

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
Replies: 7    Views: 371
Last Post: 17/04/2016 at 12:49

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

Tracking their arrival 
Replies: 59    Views: 2427
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: 1832    Views: 51619
Last Post: 04/05/2016 at 14:04

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

Replies: 24    Views: 1300
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: 1827    Views: 47718
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: 1863
Last Post: 23/02/2016 at 19:49
1 to 15 of 171 threads