Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Dog wee and my lawn

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 13:40
I think it's asking a lot of a all lawn to cope with the wear and tear meted out by 12 busy paws the year round, even without the problem of the pee. If you're not "into lawns" I'd not attempt a lawn in that situation.

To Keep The Trees Or Not?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 13:28
I totally agree with Busy Lizzie keep the row and and ditch the ash. We've just had one of the two large ashes in our garden felled. It cost ??500 to have done. They get very big quite quickly!

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 09:38

Have a lovely day Chicky and Mr C

Hoping Wonky's on the mend ...

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 09:33

 There you are Clari - and well deserved!!!

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 09:16

BL I think it's worth trying - this post on an old thread suggests that the stems can form roots

Hollie- Hock wrote (see)

Cosmos are lovely flowers- I've been growing the Purity ones for the first time this year.

Interesting what you said about the white roots. One of mine got really battered earlier this year and the stem was badly bent- the plant was still alive so I just left it resting on the ground.Just by chance I picked up the stem the other day and there are loads of roots coming out of the stem that was on the ground. So I guess it is possibly to take stem cuttings

Mine will probably get leggy too as they're on the dining room windowsill at the moment and will be going into the east-facing mini greenhouse later, so let us know how yours get on if you plant them deep.

Monty's Dog

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 08:40

If you get a Labrador, it'll look after you


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 08:38

Morning Fairy, morning chaps

What is your weather like?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 08:28

Hmmm - all those fluffy clouds have joined up and are looking decidedly grey - hardly any blue bits left - certainly not enough to make a sailor a pair of trousers

idiots guide to preparing bedding soil ready for planting

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 08:22

Hellebores, hostas, foxgloves, salvias, some clematis ... loads of things are happy in semi-shade

Lots of suitable plants in the light/dappled shade section here

Make sure you've dug the beds wide enough from front to back - they always need to be wider than you think - a bed narrower than a metre is too narrow to do much with.

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ID please

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ID please

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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
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