Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Chitting spuds

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 08:21

No James - when you're chitting seed potatoes they need as much light as possible so that they grow short sturdy shoots, rather than long spindly ones.

We all need a bit of cheering up

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 06:56

 I can't believe that the Shady Bank is going to look like this again soon

Silver Anniversary Magazine!

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 06:49

It's lovely - and the matt finish shows the silver embossing off beautifully - definitely a bit swish!


Posted: 21/02/2016 at 06:45

Good morning all  G'day Pat

I hope Hosta's gone back to sleep ... I also hope that he's set an alarm and gets up at 8am, however little sleep he's had.  Routine is the only way to re-set your body clock!

Cat naps in the day are fine but again, set an alarm for 40 minutes and get up when it goes off.

It's just beginning to get light out there - I've not checked the temperature, but it's not freezing - however it does sound a bit windy.

Tree climber

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 16:28

My experience of gardening under ash trees is that they have a lot of roots are very near the surface - shrubs struggle underneath them and the only plants that cope are those that can cope with quite dry conditions - Hydrangea petiolaris doesn't really fit that description in my experience.

Problem Plant

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 15:20

Cut through the ivy stems cutting a piece a couple of inches long out of the ivy stem so that it can't grow back together, then paint the lower cut surface with some SBK brushwood killer - do this in March/April and again through the summer if it grows new shoots.  That should kill the ivy - eventually

Lawn problems

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 15:16

I agree with Fairy   I also find that mowing with the cutter bar a bit higher hides a multitude of humps and hollows with a lawn.

Not sure what to do with this space.

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 15:13

A lovely stone birdbath is another option for that pretty spot


Posted: 20/02/2016 at 15:09

Hosta, celandine would look gorgeous on that bank under your oak tree

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 15:07

The lovely sunshine of the last two days has been replaced here in Norfolk by soggy ground and constant drizzle - I've been out to fill the bird-feeders but there's no gardening being done here today

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Gardener's Garters

Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
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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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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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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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Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Whoops! I've done it again ......

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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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A Gardener's Hands

The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
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