Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 10:30

Replied Hosta 

What is this?

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 10:29

You'll soon see when flower buds begin to form 

What is this?

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 09:41

Let us know what happens! 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 09:37

Punkdoc ... it sounds hopeful but I'm not holding my breath 


Hosta ... sounds like a wonderful night's sleep   and to answer your question ... not so far 

Last edited: 18 May 2017 09:38:39

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 09:35

I think I mentioned that my Clem. Daniel Deronda had never been happy in the west facing border ... well, it's given up the ghost ... I had been going to dig it up and pot it and give it some tlc and find a new home for it, but during the mild March it put on a growth spurt and produced lots of buds so I left it there ... I've been giving it plenty of water as the soil there is very free draining, but it's keeled over and died.  Possibly the dreaded 'wilt' ... or possibly just the effort of producing all those buds finished it off.


Anyway, now I need something to climb up that trellis fence ... west facing and slightly shaded from the south, but as I sad, very free-draining soil.  


The trellis is about 1.75m tall by 1m wide.  


Colours in that bed are pinky-plums, creams, apricots, rusty-yellows and bluey green (Hosta Hadspen Blue and Rosa glauca).


Any ideas?

What is this?

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 09:23

Whatever it is it's glorious ... it does look a bit like an opium poppy and they do pop up unnanounced and sometimes grow quite large and then they're gone at the end of the summer.  


I think it's wonderfully architectural .... I'd make the most of it and wait and see what it produces ... if it's an opium poppy it's obviously a really good strain so I'd save some seeds if I were you.


Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 07:24

BL  How lovely ... Enjoy!  

Pear tree

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 07:21

It may be a reaction to the very dry spring we've had. I've been giving my small pear tree a couple of buckets full of water 2 or 3 times a week. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 07:03

Oooh Clari! That sounds like fun ... Our big black lab Boss loved Wonky's little terrier x Yo-yo .... They got up to all sorts of mischief together. Once Yo-yo fell in a pond and Boss jumped in and saved her 

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 06:41

Hello all ...have we all had enough rain now? Can someone turn the tap off please...

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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

 
Replies: 8    Views: 186
Last Post: Yesterday at 21:08

Getting my own back ....

 
Replies: 7    Views: 269
Last Post: 10/05/2017 at 13:59

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 ... 
Replies: 1348    Views: 30906
Last Post: Yesterday at 23:48

Pond mystery solved

 
Replies: 2    Views: 298
Last Post: 06/04/2017 at 11:33

Hello Forkers - April edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat for everyone to get together and socialise 
Replies: 1612    Views: 39319
Last Post: 01/05/2017 at 14:15

Ceratostigma willmottianum

Is it too late to cut back? 
Replies: 7    Views: 212
Last Post: 30/03/2017 at 12:27

A wind-up/solar powered radio

Ideal for greenhouse or potting shed 
Replies: 1    Views: 231
Last Post: 11/03/2017 at 18:51

Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
Replies: 8    Views: 451
Last Post: 17/02/2017 at 14:48

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
Replies: 87    Views: 2601
Last Post: 23/02/2017 at 10:39

Another ID please

 
Replies: 4    Views: 496
Last Post: 04/02/2017 at 10:31

ID this flowering tree please

 
Replies: 2    Views: 313
Last Post: 02/02/2017 at 11:19

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things ... 
Replies: 1307    Views: 35047
Last Post: 01/03/2017 at 06:56

When dreams come true ...

 
Replies: 3    Views: 401
Last Post: 30/01/2017 at 15:59

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

A friendly place where everyone is welcome to chat about all sorts of things  
Replies: 1468    Views: 42912
Last Post: 01/02/2017 at 08:27

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

What is blooming in your garden? 
Replies: 48    Views: 2206
Last Post: 04/01/2017 at 16:35
1 to 15 of 203 threads