Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Invasive plants

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 17:57

I've got spearmint and Bowles apple mint in my garden.  I'm seriously considering water mint for the bank behind the wildlife pond.  Love mint

Trees or bushes that grow to 6-10m mature height

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 17:49

Another lovely crab apple is Malus Golden Hornet - beautiful pink and white blossom in sprint and long lasting golden fruit decorating the branches all winter, a bit like golden balls on a Christmas tree


 attractive to birds and fabulous for crab apple jelly

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 17:29

Hello we're home

Living as I did for so long in Suffolk, Belgium seems very close and we were back and forth to Zeebrugge quite often for holidays camping in Belgium and the Ardennes.  My thoughts are with our close neighbours and friends.

We had a lovely few days in S Lincs with OH's family, and I also managed a visit to Nut (while OH was doing chores for his mum).  Golly gosh she and her OH have been busy since my last visit   and again I came home with plants in the car boot

Now I'm ensconced on our own sofa; OH is in charge of supper, and later on I'll snuggle down in our own bed ... it's nice to go on visits, but it's very nice to come home



Flower Sprouts

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 09:59
Just southwest of Norwich, but we're in Lincs today.
I saw those flower sprouts in a magazine. Not grown them myself but I'd grow them as ordinary Brussels sprouts. When you pot them up you can bury the stems up to the lower leaves, that'll stop them flopping and you'll get nice sturdy plants.

Should I Plant or Pot

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 09:51
Ah, but that was in Devon. Milder than many parts of the uk.

Flower Sprouts

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 09:48
I would pot them on individually into small pots. They're too small to be planted out and they won't grow to their full potential if they remain close to each other.
What are they?


Posted: 22/03/2016 at 09:00
As I understand it aronia and apple are both rosaceae so presumably compatible?

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 08:57
Just read the news. Thoughts with the Belgians.

We're at MIL's in a little village in south Lincolnshire, near Stamford. It's lovely and the season is a bit ahead of us in Norfolk so hedgerows are getting quite green.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 08:02
Lovely sitting here by the inglenook, listening to the jackdaws on the chimney and the church clock chiming the quarter hours. An idyllic sunny spring morning.

Advice on filling new raised veg bed

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 07:55
Enjoy your veg growing Trucker. Let us know how it's going. Pics would be good

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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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