Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Is it dead and what is growing out of this!!!??

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 10:24

Hello Chloe and welcome 

I agree with everything that's been said, so I won't repeat - but just a thought to add - if you want the bed to look more 'complete' while waiting for the plants to grow and occupy more space, you could top dress the soil surface with some small grade bark chippings from the garden centre - just to make it look more finished - but you don't have to  - only if your fingers are itching to 'do something' 

Please help a very novice gardener with a climber

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 08:44

Don't plant the roses too close to the foot of the wall. Plant them a good eighteen inches to two feet away and train them back to the wall. Prepare the soil well, digging in plenty of organic matter. 

Also, please don't think that because the roses are in the ground they won't need watering. 

Walls create what is known as a 'rain shadow' which is drier than the area around it, and also walls act as sponges and soak up moisture from the soil.  Your roses will need looking after, but you will be well rewarded. Enjoy 

Yellow flower ID

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 08:34

Leaves look helianthus-like 

New GW...??

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 08:32

Totally agree. The latest programme was a triumph. Loved it 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 08:26

Good morning all   I appear to be having a lie-in 

OH is going to turn the compost today and make room for the next lot of stuff - cosmos, squash and tomato plants and before long the bean vines will join them. 

Anyone knows this type of rose?

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 23:35

Oh well ... Back to the drawing board ... 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 19:20

All's good here GWRS 

Stuffed with slow roasted lamb shoulder, dauphinoise potatoes and green beans - OH has just washed up and says there's a bar of chocolate for supper 

Think we'll put our feet up now ........... have a lovely evening folks 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 15:09

Oh Pat! ((hugs)) what a night you and your hub have had ((hugs))  glad you're ok now.

I've been busy and the last two batches of grape jelly  have been made, jarred and labelled. Piccalilli, spiced plums and honeyed pickled onions are next on the list. 

Since then I've been out in the garden picking squashes and beans, and now I shall slice potatoes for a dauphinoise and put a small piece of lamb shoulder to roast gently, stuck with anchovies and garlic and wrapped in foil. 

Then I shall finish sewing up Wonky's new jumper ... got to keep her back warm 

Old,spent potting compost.

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 14:41

I tip it out on the veg patch to be worked in by the worms 

Pumpkin Plant Woes

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 12:56

High temperatures can cause squash plants to produce too few male flowers, to it may be that there were not enough to pollinate your female blooms. 

More info here 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
Replies: 8    Views: 248
Last Post: 17/02/2017 at 14:48

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
Replies: 37    Views: 837
Last Post: Yesterday at 17:00

Another ID please

Replies: 4    Views: 394
Last Post: 04/02/2017 at 10:31

ID this flowering tree please

Replies: 2    Views: 231
Last Post: 02/02/2017 at 11:19

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things ... 
Replies: 932    Views: 21743
Last Post: Today at 13:09

When dreams come true ...

Replies: 3    Views: 312
Last Post: 30/01/2017 at 15:59

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things  
Replies: 1468    Views: 40244
Last Post: 01/02/2017 at 08:27

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

What is blooming in your garden? 
Replies: 48    Views: 1895
Last Post: 04/01/2017 at 16:35

RIP Rick Parfitt

Replies: 5    Views: 442
Last Post: 26/12/2016 at 12:31

Stolen wheelbarrow in Cornwall

Replies: 4    Views: 484
Last Post: 20/12/2016 at 10:12

Brrrrrrrrrrr! Cold night ahead

Temperatures are going to drop like a stone 
Replies: 9    Views: 542
Last Post: 28/11/2016 at 07:18

Loose brick

Do you have an easy DIY solution? 
Replies: 11    Views: 619
Last Post: 26/11/2016 at 10:46

The things gardeners get up to!

Replies: 6    Views: 465
Last Post: 24/11/2016 at 08:15

Muscari parviflorum

Does anyone know this plant? 
Replies: 1    Views: 291
Last Post: 16/11/2016 at 15:48

Anyone following the cricket?

England's tour of India 
Replies: 4    Views: 274
Last Post: 10/11/2016 at 15:17
1 to 15 of 196 threads