London (change)
Today 12°C / 3°C
Tomorrow 8°C / 8°C


Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 01/08/2015 at 06:00

Good morning all

RB - glad you've had good news (I'm nosey, but you can tell me to mind my own business if you like - it's been done before )

Gongratulations Liri  and Mr L - which cake have you chosen?


And yes, Ignore idiots     They only do it for attention.

Plant ID please

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 20:13

The gardens that we visited on Monday at Bressingham were full of aconitum - beautiful - the gardens there are open to the public and also have miniature railways, fairground rides and other attractions for children. 

scented climbers up a mountain

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 19:43

Where's Italophile?  I'm sure he'll have some ideas ............

Poor Soil

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 19:41

I would get a bag or two of 'soil conditioner' and mulch around the plants and 'tickle' it in with a hoe - that should help improve the soil.


Posted: 31/07/2015 at 19:34

Hmmm, must be better than I thought LOL


Posted: 31/07/2015 at 19:32

Help yourself Topbird - you can have a large slice as you've had a traumatic experience

Plants turning yellow

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 19:29

Are you letting the compost dry out between waterings?  Those plants shouldn't need watering until the soil an inch below the surface is really dry.

Also none of those need feeding very much.  When they were put in those containers the compost should have contained enough feed to last for at least six weeks.  Then  perhaps a dose of general seaweed based fertiliser in the summer would have been all I'd have given them until next spring. 

I think that a combination of over-watering and over feeding has resulted in an imbalance of nutrients in those pots.


Posted: 31/07/2015 at 18:41

Hope the shopping was successful today Verdun ...


Posted: 31/07/2015 at 18:36

The turf has soil in it, the sand has soil underneath it, the roots will pass through the sand to the soil below, worms will travel back and forth between the two and the sand will be amalgamated with the soil - it won't be a permanent layer.

How thick is the layer of sand?


Posted: 31/07/2015 at 18:34

I don't like other people's cats doing their business in my garden, as you'll see from my posts on other similar threads - however, cats don't know any better.

Properly  brought up human beings should know better than to go around deliberately upsetting people

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Tree Nursery bankrupt - online auction

Replies: 1    Views: 298
Last Post: 22/11/2015 at 16:27

Ilex crenata

Replies: 3    Views: 250
Last Post: 21/11/2015 at 18:16

Saying goodbye

Farewell to a friend 
Replies: 14    Views: 654
Last Post: 21/11/2015 at 10:18

It's different in Cornwall

Undisputable proof!!! 
Replies: 4    Views: 376
Last Post: 16/11/2015 at 13:06

A Point of View

Our relationship with Gardening 
Replies: 10    Views: 462
Last Post: 19/10/2015 at 18:48

Autumn colour

Photos of the autumn jewels in our gardens 
Replies: 46    Views: 1824
Last Post: 31/10/2015 at 09:46

Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
Replies: 15    Views: 691
Last Post: 02/10/2015 at 07:49

Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
Replies: 29    Views: 816
Last Post: 13/09/2015 at 15:52

Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
Replies: 7    Views: 737
Last Post: 12/09/2015 at 15:37

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
Replies: 1    Views: 386
Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
Replies: 19    Views: 709
Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
Replies: 123    Views: 3576
Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

Replies: 6    Views: 430
Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
Replies: 5    Views: 504
Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
Replies: 11    Views: 570
Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56
1 to 15 of 139 threads