London (change)
Today 5°C / 1°C
Tomorrow 5°C / 1°C

Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Discounts that cost more not less

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 17:39

Alan, you need to contact the Magazine team at this address ffers@gardenersworld.com]offers@gardenersworld.com

Hope that helps

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 17:31

BL, sorry - I missed your post about poor pusscat - I've just read back ((hugs)) - but what a lovely time she had with you - must've thought she was in heaven already.

 

I've just earned some brownie points with OH - home made profiteroles filled with cream and topped with chocolate for pudding this evening

Philadelphus Advice

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 17:26

Philadelphus sometime rejuvenate quite well.  I'd take a third of the branches out to a low level this winter, then another third after flowering next summer, and the third third after flowering the following summer.  Removing the oldest looking growth first.

In February give it a good sprinkling of Fish Blood and Bone and mulch well and fingers crossed in a couple of years you'll have a more reasonably sized shrub which blooms well.

I'd take some hardwood cuttings this winter as well, as that shrub has been around a while and it would be good to grow a replacement or two as the rejuvenation may not be totally as you'd wish.  Even with a bit of plastic surgery we usually show our age somewhere

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=387

query about bulbs

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 16:02

I rub any loose stuff off, and check the bulbs for signs of rot and if I find any that bulb gets binned, but I wouldn't remove all of the dry outer skin.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 14:58

Hi Pdoc - well, if you can't hit the polar bear perhaps you can frighten it away

Have a good evening with the ex colleagues - it's strange 'going back' - I thought I'd do much more of it than I have.  Life is so much less stressful now and apart from chatting about our own personal circumstances there's not a lot to talk about - can't chat about work - apart from confidentiality issues I'm not involved so can't join in. 

A couple of months ago I was asked to give a police statement re a case I used to be involved with (over 5 years ago).  If I'd still been employed I'd have had the opportunity to refresh my memory by reading through the file, but as I'm no longer a local authority employee I was not allowed to read the records, although I wrote them - it's a good job I've got a good memory!

Lyn offline

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 14:52

Thanks for letting us know Fishy   I'd noticed she wasn't around and was a tad concerned, given recent events. 

What a PITA - the 28th is a long while to wait for what is an essential service nowadays.

If you're in touch please pass on our best wishes and ((hugs)).

Greenhouse

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 13:54

My understanding of the conditions needed to ripen tomatoes is different  - my understanding and experience is that it's heat rather than sunlight that is needed, as explained here http://cvp.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=91
 - although as that also explains that too high a temperature will also inhibit ripening.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 13:42

That's lovely Bekkie

Sorry so many of us or our family members are a bit poorly - maybe some of Pdoc's Patent Cure-all is called for?

I've just got back from the Farm Shop - had to pop into the GC to pick up some more broad bean seeds - and a tray of orange violas and blue and violet panolas just leaped into my basket

pretty plant needed for bathroom

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 12:51

I have three little pots of begonia semperflorens - they've been on the table on the terrace all summer - rather than throw them out when the frosts arrive they're going to be repotted any time now and they'll spend the winter on the bathroom windowsill.  If past experience is anything to go by they'll flower all winter and spring - then they'll be repotted again ready to spend the summer on the terrace again.

And Frank, we girls have to spend ages in the bathroom - none of us have your natural good looks

Automatic Plant Watering System - AS Project

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 11:21

Done - good luck

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
Replies: 9    Views: 244
Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27

Galanthophiles

Please help me choose 
Replies: 11    Views: 224
Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
Replies: 3    Views: 224
Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 18:01

New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
Replies: 37    Views: 937
Last Post: 01/01/2015 at 18:00

Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
Replies: 8    Views: 287
Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 16:47

Christmas lights in the garden

Already! 
Replies: 99    Views: 3294
Last Post: 24/12/2014 at 21:51

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
Replies: 6    Views: 466
Last Post: 24/11/2014 at 07:52

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
Replies: 17    Views: 717
Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 00:00

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
Replies: 30    Views: 662
Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 10:04

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
Replies: 3    Views: 278
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: 8481
Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 21:56

It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
Replies: 6    Views: 398
Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 19:27

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
Replies: 2    Views: 289
Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
Replies: 30    Views: 882
Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
Replies: 9    Views: 392
Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37
1 to 15 of 101 threads