Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 09:54

Hosta ... you're just asking for it .... aren't you? 

Jelly invasion...!

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 09:24

Think both courses of action might be needed for you down there in the West Country Hosta 

Jam jar rooting

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 09:23

VB ... are we talking Verbena bonariensis?  It's a hardy perennial.  

I'd pot up rooted cuttings in a free-draining compost and overwinter them in a cold frame/cold greenhouse or similar.  

Jelly invasion...!

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 09:20

I think the answer is to improve the drainage 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 06:53

What an idiot lighting a fire on a day like that Pat   It's a good job your OH and his mates know what theyre doing. 

Lovely to see your skinks again 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 06:18

G'day Pat   Good morning to the rest of you when you arrive 

A calm morning - still quite dark - a crow is cawing from the oaks around the quarry and the robin in the garden is trilling away ...

Whats in my lilly pond

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 22:38

to upload a photo click on the camera icon to the top right of the text box. 

If pic doesn't upload reducing the size usually works. 

Small tree for clay

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 17:41

How small is small?  Alder glutinosa is happy on wet clay ... but it can grow quite big ... although it is very happy coppiced.  

Great for wildlife 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 17:37

Still glorious sunshine here in Norfolk ... fish pie and broad beans with parsley sauce for supper 

HELP! my succulent.

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 15:26

Plenty of sun is fine ... just what they like.  The problem is too much watering ... let the soil dry out ... I hardly water mine in the winter at all and only occasionally in the summer.

Soil needs to be a gritty free-draining mix ... I would use a mix of 50% John Innes loam based seed compost and 50% horticultural grit (you can use the grit sold for aquariums if you only want enough for one or two pots as it's sold in smaller amounts). 

When you water give it a soaking then stand it somewhere where it can drain freely.  Don't water again until the soil is really dry.  

Last edited: 22 September 2017 15:27:31

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