Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 23:37
Sleep tight Hosta x

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 23:28
Hello just popping in on phone. Had a lovely visit to Nut's garden today to see the results of all her lopping, pruning and shredding. Loads more light and lots of space for bigger beds and borders. Lots of spring colour already.
Sat in the car and watched a large red kite being harassed by a couple of crows on way back to MILs. Lovely meal out this evening. Now I'll just see what's been going on here then it's time to sleep. Sweet dreams everyone

What an amazing forum this is

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 23:15
It's fun here isn't it

Newbie

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 17:33
Hi Lightweeder and welcome aboard
Don't worry too much about where you post - we'll find you

Caterpillars

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 17:25
Think it's the caterpillar of the Angle Shades moth. I'd scatter some dried mealworms and suet sprinkles around your plants to attract the blackbirds and robins etc who will then find and eat the caterpillars - hopefully

Identify weed

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 15:39
Yes yarrow. My front lawn is full of it in the summer but at least it stays green when the grass goes brown in the drought. It's not very susceptible to lawn weed killers. I just keep mowing on medium height and take biggest plants out at the root with a sturdy penknife.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 07:40
Good morning all G'day Pat
On my phone and drinking coffee while the rest of the house is still sleeping. I slept like a log as OH tried adjusting the water pressure as per my suggestion. Perhaps I should've been a plumber?
Going to visit a local gardener and her garden today

Purple sprouting broccoli

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 01:07
Aym, after you've cut the top spikes you should get lots more sprouts forming in the axils of the leaves up and down the stem. Only when you've harvested all of these is your sprouting broccoli finished. The plants should crop for a couple of months at least.

Security hedge in partially shady area

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 18:40
Berbers - the spiniest plant I've ever met - also insects just love the flowers and the small birds seek refuge among the spines when the sparrow hawk is about

Retardents

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 18:36
KT, no point in us suggesting growth retardants if they're not available any more. We we're asked to suggest alternatives and that's what we've done.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

ID please

Rudbeckia??? 
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Hosta! Where's Hosta?

Look at the canna you gave us! 
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HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things ... everyone welcome  
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Blight resistant tomatoes

 
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Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
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ID please

 
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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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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Tracking their arrival 
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