Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Oak Acorns

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 20:13

I go over the beds with a sharp hoe every so often - that gets rid of most of the ash tree seedlings that grow from the seeds that fall from the trees around our garden, and the oak tree seedlings growing from the acorns sown by the local jays. 

Its not any more work than I would do to remove other weeds from time to time. 

If that is too much like gardening I suppose you could always put down a lawn, grow flowers in pots and sweep up the acorns. 

Id rather do that than destroy a mature oak tree. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 17:34

My first thought when I hear the word 'staples' is those 'u' shaped double ended nails used for fixing wire fences ... That's a farmers daughter for you 

Back from a lovely visit to Wonky  Lots of snowdrops and lots of other things peeping through, and a Geum Totally Tangerine blooming as if it's midsummer! 

I've left my poorly laptop with her Lovely Hub and he will wave a magic wand and make it better so I don't have to post on my phone all the time. 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 12:14

Fairy, think those are Iris ret. 'Cantab'. Lighter blue with darker falls. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 09:55

Hmm - I won't miss Dairmuid Gavin - never liked his gardens.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 09:49

I've just spoken to Wonky - I think the idea re Chelsea is that there's going to be more opportunities for the less well known designers and nurseries.  She's going to try to find the article again and post a link.

Dead lawn

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 09:46

I would hire or buy an electric lawn rake - that'll get that thatch out and give the grass a chance to grow.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 09:39

Glad I've not got your Garden Helpers lollopping around on top of them Pat

Daphne Tangutica

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 09:37

I don't think it's 'taking a chance' Seed - I've visited their nursery and walked around where plants are growing - I didn't see a poor looking plant - they know their stuff - and they have a really good reputation.  I would have said they're one of the best nurseries supplying plants online in the UK. 

Why not phone them up and tell them you want a plant for a special present - they might even tie a bow on it for you

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 09:28

Yes, I've been thinking of Bushman - hope he can feel all the positive vibes ((hugs))

DD posted a few days ago didn't she?  She seemed ok-ish and full of plans - she spoke about getting ready for the marathon ... ((hugs)) DD if you pop in.

Wonky - make space on the bookshelves - a stack of GW and The Garden mags are in the car boot for you

Just one more coffee then I'll set off ...

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 09:22

I agree Fairy - they're tough as old boots 

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