Dovefromabove


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Plant varieties mentioned on Gardners' World

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 09:25

I have no idea ... you'll have to ask them ... this forum is part of the Gardeners' World Magazine website and not part of the BBC TV programme.  


In the past I've not found it too difficult to jot down the name of something I've wanted to when watching the programme ... if I don't quite catch the name I 'watch again' or iPlayer or online. 

Bottomless Pot to contain Mint?

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 07:59
Iamweedy says:

I would wan't to keep the bottom of the pot firmly in place so the mint roots don't escape. It is a menace. 


See original post

 Mint won't spread out of the bottom of a big pot ... the runners spread over the ground surface, not deep down,  and as long as you keep them from spreading over the edge of the pot they can't put down roots outside the pot.  

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 07:56

Morning Joyce   It's improving thanks ... I can hobble about without the zimmer, as long as I've got my big black boot on.

Plant varieties mentioned on Gardners' World

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 07:53

You can watch the programmes again here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mw1h or email the programme via the 'Get in touch' link towards the bottom of that page. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 07:46

Good morning all 


I'm here on the sofa with books, phone, etc and a bowl of muesli and yoghurt.  


DD ... I'd woken up early and thought I'd peek out of the window to see if the muntjac was about ... then of course I was wide awake so just thought I'd look and see who else was awake ... don't worry, I went back to sleep and didn't wake again until 6.30 when OH's alarm went off.  


Clari ... I'd surround that pond with a large bed of grasses, and low growing leafy perennials that will provide lots of cover for frogs to sit near the pond and contemplate the meaning of life ... that's what ours do.  

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 04:46

DD 

Bottomless Pot to contain Mint?

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 23:01

You want a bottomless pot to contain mint?  Get your oldest secateurs and cut the bottom out of a plastic tomato pot or bucket. That's what I do. 

Can anyone identify this plant?

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 22:50

Common Hogweed isn't dangerous. When I was a child I picked armfuls every day at this time of year for our pet rabbits and our milking goats. 


Giant Hogweed is a different kettle of fish and I wouldn't touch it I've you paid me. Nasty stuff. 

What to do with my bluebells

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 22:46

Leave them for Nature to do her work. They need to ripen on the plant they will then burst open and the ripe seed will scatter in the breeze. Absolutely nothing for you to do 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 22:41

There was a fire in a block of flats in Camberwell in 2009 - not sure what investigations revealed. 


Night night folks ... The injured, bereaved and homeless are in my thoughts, as are those in the emergency services, NHS and all those who are offering care and support to friends and strangers alike. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
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The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Shrub ID please

 
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Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

 
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Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

 
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Getting my own back ....

 
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Hello Forkers - May Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Pond mystery solved

 
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Hello Forkers - April edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat for everyone to get together and socialise 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum

Is it too late to cut back? 
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A wind-up/solar powered radio

Ideal for greenhouse or potting shed 
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Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
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Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
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Another ID please

 
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