Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Three cornered leek

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 12:58

What about some hardy geraniums   You could use varieties that die down over the winter like G. phaeum  so the alliums are visible, and I find G. phaeums self-seed happily so you'll only need a few and they'll spread around your tree, but they're not difficult to control.

This one's pretty

Identification of Roman leaf imprints

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 12:25

I would contact the science department at Kew

Good luck - it would be good to know what you find out

Unidentifiied Fruit tree in Thailand

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 12:21

A friend who's travelled extensively in China and south east Asia suggests that it may be a pomelo.


Posted: 07/03/2016 at 11:41

I am really surprised at some plants which are described as invasive. 

It almost seems that if a plant grows happily in the UK without turning up its toes at the slightest provocation someone somewhere will declare it to be set on world domination


Posted: 07/03/2016 at 11:12

Happy birthday Liriodendron!!!

Have a lovely day!


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 10:17

Huh!!!  Apparently Wonky has been sitting out in the garden in the sunshine in her dressing gown with her coffee and the cats, watching the birds ...... She's only an hour away - we've still got sleet!!!  And there I was feeling sorry for her walking to the bus stop

She sends greetings to you all - her tablet's misbehaving again 

I'm going to make a big pot of proper chicken soup for our supper - then it will be ready for us when I return home from a visit I've promised to make this afternoon.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 08:17

Fairy    OH might need those - he's setting off for the dentist on his bike ...

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 08:16

Oh, and they're bigger now .......... proper snow .............


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 08:13

Lesley - there was nearly an inch on cars and roofs earlier, but it's disappearing now.  Still a few fine flakes falling (how's that for alliteration? ) but I don't think it'll amount to anything ........... much .........

I may take you up on the offer of your simmit Fairy ........ the flakes are falling faster now ........

ID please

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 07:31

Skimmia japonica

They prefer neutral to acidic soil, so if you're on chalk that may be the cause of the mottled leaves.  I'd give it a dose of fertilizer designed for acid loving plants. 


@ Aym - is the stephanotis in a pot?  If so I'd repot in good quality  fresh MPC and see if that improves things.

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ID please

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Such a handsome chap

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ID please

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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Tracking their arrival 
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