Dovefromabove


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horrible little fox

Posted: Yesterday at 00:30

We see foxes most times we look out of the bedroom window between midnight and sunup. Sometimes they wake us with their noisy barking. They're nothing to worry about unless you keep poultry or small furry animals as pets in your garden. 

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 00:24

Hello it's tomorrow and I'm still awake, but only just. OH is home but his head is still buzzing but I'm going to bed.  Sweet dreams everyone. See you in the morning 

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 22:32

At station waiting for OH. He'll be 10ins apparently, so I'll noodle on here with you lot 

Beer traps

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 21:44

Sadly I've found that the better the beer the more slugs you get - they love Adnams Broadside 

2 Qs - plant ID and how to prune it

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 21:32

yes phormium. Looks great to me. Just remove any obviously dead leaves from the base. Remove the little green weeds at its base and give it a generous layer of mulch of soil conditioner or small bark chippings all around it. It will look very much tidier and the colour wi look brighter and your friend wi think you're brilliant 

unknown tree

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 21:22

Can't see much of it - but what about quince?

Dwarf Apple Trees, Help

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 21:15

I'd repot them in pots a bit bigger - I'd use a mix of 3 parts John Innes No 3 loam-based compost and one part good quality multi-purpose compost. Check that the stake ties aren't too tight - the trunk needs room to expand. 


When you pot them up leave a space of 4" from the top of the compost and the rim of the pot so that when you water you can fill this up, let it soak in and drain away.


And also do everything Pansyface hassuggested. 


And give each tree a bucket full of water twice a week in this weather, more if the compost dried out. 

Autumn/Winter veggie advice please

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 21:01

still time to sow some pak choi - you can use the thinnings in three weeks and within nine weeks yyoull have well grown plants for your stirfry

Dwarf Apple Trees, Help

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 20:49

I see your tree is planted in a pot. what sort of compost is it in and how much water has it had, particularly of late?


It looks as if the tree didn't shed much fruit in the June Drop. I'd be tempted to remove 50% of the fruit you have there - removing the smaller ones and leaving the larger ones, ensuring that they have the space to swell. 

Fascinated by Fasciation

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 20:32

Perhaps a fasciated form of V. longifolia 'Christa' which has a green Coxcombe on the tip of the flower spike?

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Gardener's Garters

Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
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Blight resistant tomatoes

 
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Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
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ID please

 
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A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
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Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

 
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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

 
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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Whoops! I've done it again ......

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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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A Gardener's Hands

The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
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