Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 05:41

Lizzie, have a lovely day with Rose  

I leave my agapanthus  Sky Ricket outside in a pot over winter - I wrap the pot in bubblewrap and put it in the most sheltered corner of the terrace next to the fig.  It is then surrounded by other pots of bulbs (tulips, crocus etc) and sits the winter out.  It's been there for 3 winters so far, although I'll admit that the last one wasn't much of a test.  It's just coming into bloom now 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 05:31

Good morning Chicky - coffee needed here 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 22:30

  Night night folks - see you in the morning ............

Blackbirds in the mower shed

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 22:27

  Is that a second or third brood Nut?  

We've got two families of blackbird fledglings arguing about whose garden this is?  

I'm disputing rights to the raspberries with them 

I heard a songthrush singing from a tree near our garden the other night - so thrilled 

The last time I saw one was at my mother in law's place - not far from Nut 

Plant I.D. please

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 22:22

Bumping up

Avocado pit

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 22:18

Hi Bethany - I've grown several avocado stones into quite large plants in the past - I did the same as you with cocktail sticks and a milk bottle.  When it gets to the stage yours has reached I put it into a pot of very damp compost, with the top half of the stone sticking out of the compost.  Keep it really damp to start with but when the plant begins to grow more and more roots let it get a little bit drier.  

Keep it indoors on a bright windowsill but out of direct sunlight.  Sometimes the leaves will get brown patches or edges - this is because we just cannot reproduce the tropical humidity they need - it might be a good idea to get a hand spray and mist it in the summer.  

I have heard of a large one growing outside in a very sheltered garden in London 

What is this please

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 22:09

I remember being taught about it in my first ever Biology lesson at grammar school a very long time ago - a group of us were sent to the Congregational chapel down the road where a shady alleyway was carpeted with liverwort - I've never forgotten the amazement I felt at seeing and learning about this strange and fascinating plant  http://www3.botany.ubc.ca/bryophyte/liverwortintro.html 

autumn raspberries

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 22:02

Raspberries are quite thirsty - we've had some hot/dry weather - do they need watering?

Cuttings

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 22:00

Plastic bags are useful if you have several acres and walk around your estate snipping cutting material as you go 

Also useful to have in your pocket when visiting a friend's garden 

Pond problem plant life

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 21:54

Duckweed - nigh on impossible to get rid of them - they come in on the legs of birds and the skins of frogs - neighbour's pond  is totally covered with it - it was only a matter of time before it arrived in our new pond and we noticed it last week - all you can do is skim as much as you can off every so often.  It reproduces rapidly.  It does no harm and provides ponds with much needed shade at this time of year. 

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