London (change)
Fri 11°C / 5°C
Tomorrow 9°C / 5°C

Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

West Acre

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 12:03
artjak wrote (see)

.........  Dove, I forgive you

Phew!

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 12:01

I'm going to be AWOL for a couple of days visiting son, so I'll leave you lot to organise the outing - so far I'm not booked for any Saturday in October as far as I know.

mysterious plant in my garden!

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 10:26

Growth looks mallow-like to me.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 10:11

Like the new hairdo Lily

Just heard from Bro - Pa is indeed safe and sound but very tired following a disturbed night.  He will visit later in the day. 

AKEBIA quinata

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 10:06

I think that looks like the work of the Leaf cutter bee - what do other people think?

I suppose one way to find out would be to watch - if it happens during daylight it's the bee - vineweevils do their damage under the cover of darkness

Evergreen scented climbing/rambling rose

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 09:06

No Bekkie - it's wonderful but it needs to be given it's head and grown into a tree or up and over a huge wall or bank, it throws up lots of long canes from the base, wonderful if you've got a big space for it to cover but unless you've got the same sort of space as a National Trust garden I wouldn't consider it.  And it only flowers the once, so it takes up a huge space for a once in a year performance (although the hips are lovely too).

Have a look at this one http://www.classicroses.co.uk/products/roses/francis-elester/  it's lovely, and in my experience not quite as pink as the picture.

Can you grow a tree in a pot?

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 08:28

Woody

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 08:27

8C here too Clari - coolest it's been for ages, but it's warming up nicely now and we have a Simpsons' sky

Can you grow a tree in a pot?

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 08:04

A eucalyptus can be kept small by coppicing if it's started young, and can then be successfully grown in a large container.  Coppicing is also the way that you keep the young growth which produces the more attractive rounder leaves.

Lots of information here https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=361

Seasonal Pot problems

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 07:56

Don't worry about the bulbs growing now - they'll slow down when the cooler weather comes, and they'll be fine

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
Replies: 8    Views: 222
Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 16:47

Christmas lights in the garden

Already! 
Replies: 93    Views: 2534
Last Post: Yesterday at 22:21

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
Replies: 6    Views: 335
Last Post: 24/11/2014 at 07:52

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
Replies: 17    Views: 440
Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 00:00

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
Replies: 30    Views: 600
Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 10:04

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
Replies: 3    Views: 223
Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 08:07

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
Replies: 392    Views: 8175
Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 21:56

It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
Replies: 6    Views: 343
Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 19:27

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
Replies: 2    Views: 249
Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
Replies: 30    Views: 816
Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
Replies: 9    Views: 357
Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
Replies: 18    Views: 706
Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
Replies: 191    Views: 4604
Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
Replies: 4    Views: 347
Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
Replies: 1    Views: 198
Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38
1 to 15 of 97 threads