Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Name of plant?

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 15:21

Now is the perfect time ... just before the new fronds unfurl 

Name of plant?

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 14:29


Your plant is a fern - those are last year's leaves.  You'll see new leaves growing from the centre of the base of the plant - they look like shepherd's crooks unfurling 

Cut the old leaves off down low being careful not to cut the new fronds.  Very soon your fern will look better than ever. 

I cut all mine back yesterday. 

Last edited: 04 April 2017 14:31:46

Painting the bottom of trees

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 13:37

What sort of trees?  Fruit trees or ornamentals? 

Primula and primrose pest

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 09:47

Yes, slugs and or snails ... use slug pubs and hand picking in the evenings with a torch  and/or environmentally friendly ferrous based slug pellets.  

I also find a top dressing of horticultural grit helps to deter the blighters. 

You may find that slugs have set up home between the plastic lining and the side of the container - they're sneaky like that 


Posted: 04/04/2017 at 08:48

Having visited the Touchwood garden I can confirm that the aquilegias there were pretty close together, and it seemed to me that there was little 'air flow' - quite a sheltered little spot. 

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 08:22

Robins will sing all night at this time of year if the street lights are on. Poor things must be exhausted. 

Weve ordered some live mealworms for our robins to help with feeding their family - we've done this for the last couple of years and the parent robins will take them from our hands 

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 07:46

Morning all   Im listening to a song thrush while I'm waiting for my coffee to arrive ...

SGL I'd do as LB tells you if I were you 

Ideas on what veg i can grown in a dust bin

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 07:19

I seem to remember someone on here once growing horeseradish in a dustbin ... It stopped if taking over the garden ... But maybe you don't like horseradish ... It's an acquired taste ...

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 06:48

Good morning Daisy, Chicky and the rest of you as you arrive  

Pat, nasty scare but thankful you've been checked out  ... Now rest ((hugs)) 

I may have to address some issues in the front garden today or tomorrow ... The area where the border meets the lawn is looking somewhat 'undefined'  


Posted: 03/04/2017 at 23:17

Hi  Can you show us some photos so we can get an idea of the proportions and style of garden and the options available to you. 

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