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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 11:22

I have two groups of three large hostas - Sum & Substance  and Blue Angel - they look fantastic grouped together - individual hostas I keep in pots and move them around the terrace according to where the shade is at different times of the year.

Verdun, I think blue hostas keep their colour better if you can keep them sheltered from heavy rain - difficult I know down in your tropical paradise 

Pruning/cutting a 50yr apple tree

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 11:18

Hi Harras

The problem with pruning , as you've probably found, is that it stimulates growth, so cutting a branch back may only be a temporary solution.  In some of the old orchards I used to know (mainly grubbed up now sadly) old trees were supported by large wooden props braced against the lower branches - I don't know if that's a possibility for your tree?

There's some info here http://www.ashridgetrees.co.uk/blog/remedying-a-tree-that-is-falling-over/ 

It also suggests pruning on the opposite side to the way the tree is leaning, thus encouraging more growth on that side to even up the weight distribution - well worth considering. 

As for getting mistletoe to 'take' on your tree, info here  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/3345933/Mistletoe-How-to-grow.html 

 

Chilling with the Chives

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 10:07

Yes, it's a shame that some people only see this forum as a chance to sell rather than to share 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 10:03

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/36890.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 A birthday cake for Artjak 

Have a lovely day!!! 

60cm Plant Pot (For Apple Trees)

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 09:28

I would think you'll find what you need here  http://www.thegardensuperstore.co.uk/acatalog/Extra_Large_Plant_Pots.html#.Uu4Pevl_uSp

 

Osmanthus burkwoodii

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 09:21

Hi Possum , I agree with Verdun - they don't like being mollycoddled indoors - what's the coldest it would get to outside where you are?  Your plants should be pretty hardy and able to withstand a fairly hard frost, although the fact that they're in pots would make them a bit more vulnerable - I think I'd have wrapped the pots with a few layers of bubble wrap and left them outside.  

Of course, they'd be even better planted in the ground - is that not possible? 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 08:33

Good morning all   ((hugs)) for those who had a rotten night - I hate that .  Treat yourselves gently this morning folks - but don't forget the Yorkies (puddings, not bars )

I've been out and had my stomp and now the sun's shining on the willows on the hill and they look beautiful 

ORCHIDS/London Plants show

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 20:50

Bumping this up so that people don't miss it 

Advice on new-build garden

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 20:48

Yes, make sure that they don't leave you with loads of rubble buried under a few inches of topsoil 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 20:22

Don't think so - it's not sitting in a complete puddle is it? 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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