Dovefromabove


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Plants with Purpose

Posted: Yesterday at 04:42

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Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 19/02/2018 at 22:01

Have a good journey and a marvellous holiday LilyP 


Snuggling under duvet ... Night night all 

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 19/02/2018 at 18:48

Collapsed on the sofa ... this time we're full of Coronation chicken, Charlotte potatoes and Little Gem salad.  Very happy 


And yes, the Boyfriend/husband cardi is finished and sewn up ... just got to get the buttons tomorrow. 


OH's new jumper has been started 

Dye for pond water

Posted: 19/02/2018 at 16:27

We get ours via Amazon ... do they dispatch to Guernsey?

Laurel planted too close??

Posted: 19/02/2018 at 14:45

My mind is boggled ............. sounds like his is as well .................. RHS trained 


Maybe he should read this https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=377 

Laurel planted too close??

Posted: 19/02/2018 at 14:17

Snap! Nut 

Laurel planted too close??

Posted: 19/02/2018 at 14:16

No idea what he was thinking but it wasn't about gardening 


I'd plant them as you've said ... A staggered double row if you want if particularly thick but I don't think cherry laurel really needs that. 


Does he know what he's doing in other gardening tasks?  Has the ground been prepared properly?  


Is he a trained gardener or a jobbing lawn cutter and hedge trimmer? 


Is he willing and capable of doing the job properly if you get him back to remedy the bad work ?

Quercus ilex arrives multistem when want specimen tree

Posted: 19/02/2018 at 12:57

I think it'll look great ........ good luck  and enjoy 

Is it possible to restrict the size of a tree?

Posted: 19/02/2018 at 12:35
Pretty Pink Flowers says:

...  How much damage could a dogwood branch cause if it were to come crashing down? 


See original post

 Not a lot ... it's not something that'd worry me. 

Pot Size

Posted: 19/02/2018 at 12:25

The shape of the pot will not influence the way it grows other than, if the pot isn't deep enough for the roots you'll have a very unhappy and stunted plant which doesn't look good and which may be unhealthy and suffer from drought and die. 


The Eucalyptus gunnii I can see from here is taller than all the houses around here.  


To make them grow bushier you coppice them  regularly every year or so like this



 https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/eucalyptus/eucalyptus-pruning.htm 


However, you'll still need a substantial container to grow it in if you can't plant it in the ground ... something the size of a small skip comes to mind ... I don't think it's a good idea at all.  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Fungi ... Radio 4 9am this morning

 
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Hello Forkers - February 2018

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RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

 
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A new snake in the UK!!!

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Please ID my mystery plant

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Hello Forkers ... August edition

A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content...  
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Harvest 2017

 
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