Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Soil for fig tree (container)

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 11:58

I use John Innes No 3 loam-based compost, and I add a bit of horticultural grit.

Lots of useful info here

What's the secret to raising strong tomato plants?

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 11:53

Whichever one has the brightest light. 

Mine go outside mid June, when all danger of frost has passed.

What's the secret to raising strong tomato plants?

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 11:47

The secret is not to start them too early and to give them plenty of light.  The ones you see in the nursery are grown in very good light conditions or even under artificial light. 

I haven't started mine off yet as I only have a mini greenhouse so I start mine off indoors on the windowsill. 

Please help with ideas for plants to trail over these walls

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 11:17

Have a look at herbaceous clematis

They don't climb, and if you don't support they'll flop over and soften the edges of those beds.

If you watch Gardener's World this evening you'll see some


Shrub ID

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 10:15

Let us know what they say - it's a shrub on my 'Possibles' list ...

Shrub ID

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 08:59

Snap Nut

Shrub ID

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 08:47

I can't see it very clearly either, but have a look at Lonicera tartarica and L. syringantha . 

Plant ID please - Monty's Bid Dreams

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 08:40

Yes Nut - it was Chamerion angustifolium. 

I was doing other stuff while the programme was on so wasn't totally focussed but I think they bought the white version


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 08:13

Good morning all   G'day Pat

I like snakes   but I'll always treat the poisonous ones with a very healthy respect

When I divorced getting on for 25 years ago I kept my married name as the children said they would like me to keep the same name that they had.  Then about 7 years ago when the children were moving on/marrying etc I decided to revert to my maiden name, retaining my married name as an additional name after my first two  - however by then to keep officialdom happy it needed to be done by Deed Poll as it hadn't been triggered by a legal event such as marriage/divorce. 

Chicky, have a good journey and enjoy the priory and the cake. 

We're taking a trip to MIL tomorrow for a few days - when we get back seed sowing will start in earnest

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ID please

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Hosta! Where's Hosta?

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Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

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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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