Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Disappointing plants

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 12:43

Achilleas ... look lovely in the GC ... look beautiful in the garden for their first year ... then turn up their toes and just don't survive the winter  

Don't understand it, the ones in the lawn in front of the border just won't go away whatever I do to them !!!  

The great man

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 12:00

It was a lovely tribute to a lovely man and such a good gardener/presenter  ... and I do love visiting Barnsdale ... a lovely legacy that truly reflects his personality and talents. 

Design Ideas for a garden in Italy

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 11:34

Can you pay a visit to Beth Chatto's garden in Essex?  There she has created a 'Dry Garden' where she has chosen drought tolerant plants from Mediterranean areas to create a wonderful garden which is never watered

I think you would find real inspiration and lots of practical information there.

She's also written a book on the subject which I think you'd find invaluable 

Last edited: 06 August 2016 11:35:46

Burgundy coloured hydrangea

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 10:19

Of course, the colours of some hydrangeas change according to the acidity of the soil.

Hydrangea mac. King George is a deep red which, according to descriptions, takes on a much deeper colour, sometimes described as 'deep mauve'  when grown in acid soil 


Posted: 06/08/2016 at 08:54
Liriodendron says:

... I've never seen a Fairy who was anything other than sylph-like.  Think you're having us

about the biscuits, FG  


Hmm, carbs can be a problem, even for fairies!!!

Good morning all   Afraid it's a lovely sunny morning here in Norfolk, wall to wall blue sky and 18C already - we woke to see a hot air balloon drifting past our window (they take off from just up the road, so they're often low when they come over here. 

Hopefully the weather is going to hold fair for Wonky's BBQ - the forecast is really good 

Loads of tomatoes but very slow in ripening

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 08:43
Verdun says:

... You should not need to be thinking about bringing fruit indoors for artificial ripenjng just yet. 

See original post

 Totally agree ... absolutely no need to bring tomatoes indoors for ripening until the end of the season when night time temperatures are regularly below 10C

It's only August!

Also, we're not clear whether people are talking about tomatoes in their greenhouses or outdoors ... 

gallery of shame

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 22:44

Etiolated has been one of my favourite words ever since I learned it in biology class when I was 12 

Blight on French beans

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 19:49

Can you post photographs of the suspected blight please Annie?

I.d. This plant please

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 17:21

Looks to me  like an Inula

What do you do with a raspberry glut?

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 16:56

Raspberry vodka

Otherwise just put them in plastic boxes and freeze - they don't go mushy like strawberries and can be used for desserts up to a year later - we had a Raspberry and Lemon Curd Pavlova at Christmas 

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ID please

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Look at the canna you gave us! 
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Moving them about ... two questions ...  
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A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things ... everyone welcome  
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