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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Blind Bulbs.

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 20:55

Have they been fed and watered after the flowers have gone and allowed to die down naturally, and then repotted in fresh compost in the autumn?  That's what bulbs in pots need in order to flower again the following year. 

Neglected asparagus bed.....

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 20:29

Just don't overdo the salt or it might leach onto surrounding soil and stop other plants from growing


Posted: 14/02/2015 at 18:47


Lyn, not a problem - I quite understand - you have other things to see to - take care of yourself ((hugs))


Posted: 14/02/2015 at 18:43

How difficult can it be to pop some bulbs in a pot with some compost?  Doesn't appeal to me I'm afraid - as others have said, it takes all the fun out of it


Posted: 14/02/2015 at 18:37

Lyn ((hugs)) been thinking of you.

Verdun, that sounds like fun

We're waiting for our Valentine's Day Chinese Takeaway to be delivered - botte of rosé in the fridge

Talkback: Lavender and wallflower pot display

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 15:00

You're right, it doesn't say does it? 

My guess is that you need a pot about the same size as the one I've got a fig tree in, which is 20" x 20" x 20"


Back garden privacy

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 13:50

Hi Katy - I suggest a fence of sturdy trellis panels - you can get them 6ft high - this sort of thing - then you can grow a mixture of clematis up them - I suggest you chose some of the Clematis alpina varieties which thrive on neglect and grow quite quickly and don't need any complicated pruning.  Just some clematis fertiliser applied as directed on the packet (you can get it from the garden centre or Wilkos or similar). 

Although the Alpina clematis aren't evergreen I think you'll find that in the winter  their tangle of stems woven through the trellis will provide you with enough privacy through the winter.  Then in the summer when you use the garden more they'll be covered with leaves and flowers.  

If you chose other varieties of clematis make sure you choose ones that don't need pruning (they should be labelled Pruning Group 1) then even if they all grow into each other you won't get into pruning muddles.

Primrose no flowers

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 13:00

Are you talking about the English native primrose Primula vulgaris? 

It's far to early for any but the occasional flower to appear yet - I'd expect to see them towards the end of March/beginning of April - when we were children we used to decorate the church with primroses at Easter.

Office plant suggestions please

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 10:25

Alan - check your PMs

Hedgehog or rats

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 10:24

Hedgehogs tend to poop when they're feeding and as they wander aroud so you usually only find one dropping at a time.

Rats' droppings tend to be in accumulations.

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Would anyone like to come along? 
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ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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