Latest posts by Dovefromabove

cutting back,climbing roses.

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 15:05

Train the main canes as near the horizontal as you can manage - do not shorten the main canes unless they are way too big for the space. 

Reduce the side shoots to three buds.

Here's a video which explains it really clearly


Candleabera Primrose

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 14:26

Last time I sowed primulas I used a mix of John Innes seed compost with some added home made leafmould.  It worked for me

Voting for EU Brexit

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 14:21

Can't see any objection to that Pansyface - it was done to prevent one person in a household registering and voting 'on behalf' of all the people in that household - it was alleged that this was sometimes the situation among ethnic minority families - this was electoral fraud.  Surely it's a good thing to prevent that happening?

Slug pellets

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 14:14

My understanding is that slug pellets containing metaldehyde are dangerous to birds, mammals and amphibians and they are definitely not recommended by the RSPB.

Slug pellets containing the active ingredient aluminium sulphate or ferric phosphate are not believed to harm wildlife and are considered safe to use in limited amounts, according to instructions on the pack in the short term or if other methods of slug control fail.

Free super 100 tomato seeds

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 13:57

I've just sown my second batch of free Supersweet 100s ..... watch this space ..... or not, as the case may be

Voting for EU Brexit

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 13:14

You need to be on the Electoral Register

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 12:55

Glad you're ok Fairy ((hugs))  broken latch excepted

Get them to put one of those spring thingies on the gate so it'll close for them.

We've been waiting ages for the Water Company to come and repair a broken main at the bottom of our road as a lake was beginning to form - why do they wait until the first day I can get out into the garden to start their pneumatic drills???

Plant for wall

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 10:30

Hostafan lives 10 miles inland and gets salt on his windows after a storm! 


My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 10:27


Candleabera Primrose

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 10:25

Further to above - lots of info here

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Apple Day Events 2016

Dates and Locations etc - is there one near you? 
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Normal for Norfolk???

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Wot izzit?

Plant ID please 
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ID please

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Hosta! Where's Hosta?

Look at the canna you gave us! 
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Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

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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Gardener's Garters

Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
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Blight resistant tomatoes

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Last Post: 19/09/2016 at 08:08

Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
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Last Post: 19/06/2016 at 18:14

ID please

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A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
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Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

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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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