Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Quickest way to raise peonies from seeds please

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:38

Aym - I hope you're not expecting to get blue peonies from your seeds.  Those pictures of blue peonies are all over the internet but they're a scam.  The nearest to blue you can get in a peony is a pale lilac. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:31

Cheers Fairy - I'm ok - we're not an 'anniversary' family really - I think that's probably 'cos we're a farming family - things have to be done whatever and whenever - but I think of Pa every time I see the sunrise

Climber in a pot

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 07:35

I have a Campsis Radicans growing against a fence  in a  very large pot in a south facing  corner - I chose it because I read that it's happy in a large container and likes sunny conditions.  It's been there a couple of years and seems happy as long as it gets plenty of water.

I shall keep it cut back to the confines of the fence  - we don't have the height for it to grow to the 10m mentioned in this article.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 07:09

Good morning all  G'day Pat if you're around  and a very warm welcome to Jacqui  

Raining here but at least it's not freezing ... I think today is going to be another indoor day. 

((hugs)) for everyone with worries and cares - I hope the days get brighter for everyone.

KEF, thank you for your kind thoughts ((hugs)) - yes it's a bit of a weekend here - The Aged Ps' anniversary yesterday, Pa's birthday today and Mother's Day tomorrow.  I took Ma flowers and chocolates earlier in the week.   I had always said that when Pa passed away I'd make sure that Ma had a bunch of anemones on their anniversary, but I haven't ... Ma is totally confused about who died, who Pa was, who I am etc and as for dates??? ........... I think that to try to mark their anniversary would be confusing and unkind so I've left it.  Bro is still out of the country so ...

As for Mother's Day, both my offsprung are working tomorrow ... but there have been times when they've not had work so that's a bonus   And envelopes with instructions not to open until tomorrow have arrived and are on the bookcase

We've never 'done Mother's Day' other than sending cards and visiting Ma ... I suppose that for those of us whose mothers live a long life, Mother's Day tends to be more focussed on them than us. 

Now we need more ...


Cherry Laurel

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 16:35

I agree with Dave - there is no danger of poisoning from fallen leaves, berries or branches.

But the house will sell better if the garden is tidy.

Good luck

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 14:33

My father lost his brother over Germany in WW2, and nearly gave his own life.  He believed firmly in the EU - on the basis that we are unlikely to go to war with countries with whom we share our financial future.

I don't think I could look Remembrance Day in the face again if I voted against remaining in the EU and for an isolationist future.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 12:48

Wot - no nattering???

Flowering shrub for awkward sunny spot?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 12:36

I'd plant aubretia there

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 12:05

If we left the EU and wanted to trade with them they would insist that we adhered to EU standards of production etc - they would see us doing otherwise as unfair competition - this would include the free movement of people between the EU and GB - just ask Norway.  Although they are not part of the EU they have to be part of the Schengen Area in order to trade with the EU.


Posted: 04/03/2016 at 11:22

Buy some 'in the green' in late May and plant them then - you'll have a beautiful garden next year

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