Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Dont laugh but Do climbers climbers climb down again?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:55

Good point about the pruning Nut

Dont laugh but Do climbers climbers climb down again?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:55

Hi Tingly

Nope, they climb upwards - you need two, one for each side and they'll merge at the top.  And you chose which ones you like the look of, will grow to the height you need, will like the soil and situation (amount of sun/shade etc) and will look good together.

Sounds a lovely project.  It'd be good to see some photos when you've got it planted up


Talkback: Saving calendula seed

Posted: Yesterday at 18:44
nutcutlet wrote (see)

As long as they are hardy plants you could do just that Katkin. 

And providing you think you'll know how to tell the difference between your much wanted flower seedlings and the seedlings of all the weeds that will be springing into life at the same time

Wild Garlic

Posted: Yesterday at 17:52
Mrs H3 wrote (see)

I just know I'm on the wrong forum here - how do I get on the right one !!

Hi, just go to the top of the page, click on Forum Topics and select the most appropriate (it doesn't really matter which) and then torwards the right of the page you'll see a New Thread button.  Click on that and post your query - good luck

Wild Garlic

Posted: Yesterday at 17:22

If they smell of onion/garlic then they're one of the allium family, but whether they're alliums, wild garlic (ramsons) or garlic chives  or Three cornered garlic (allium triquetrum) it'll be hard to tell until they flower (although the Three cornered garlic's leaves are three cornered in cross-section so that'll give you a clue).

If they're muscari then they won't smell of onions/garlic.

But as you say, wait until the spring and then you'll know for sure.

Wierd Aubergines

Posted: Yesterday at 16:07

Wierd Aubergines

Posted: Yesterday at 15:59

Either from a pack of mixed seeds, or somehow  something happened at the seed merchant's place and some seeds got into the wrong packet


did you go away for a holiday leaving someone else to water your plants .... if something untoward happened and they replaced the plants, thinking you'd never find out ...........???  (my children don't call me Miss Marple for nothing )

One thing is certain, it won't be because the seeds are too old.  Enjoy your aubergines - lovely veg

Acer Beni Schichihenge problem?

Posted: Yesterday at 15:52

It sounds to me as if it has been scorched by the sun - variegated maples need partial shade


Posted: Yesterday at 15:48
bekkie hughes wrote (see)

i must be very muscley then!........

You and me both Bekkie

Wierd Aubergines

Posted: Yesterday at 15:46

There are loads of different varieties of aubergine.  Have a look here scroll down and see just a few.

They all taste good and recipes are interchangeable.

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

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