London (change)
Today 13°C / 9°C
Tomorrow °C / °C

Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

what can I sow now.

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 09:38

Swiss chard 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 07:36

Good morning Fidget.  I think you're right.  OH has gone to work  - I've got a load in the washing machine and am just going to have my plum compote and yoghurt for brekkie.  Then the garden had better beware - I'm on a tidying mission this weekend!

Hope your day goes ok 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 07:31

 Verdun ((hugs))

New addition to the garden

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 07:16

I would leave the big slugs in the compost heap - they help to break down the organic matter and big slugs tend to only eat decaying stuff rather than fresh young vegetation.  They also eat small slugs.  

When I find big slugs in the garden I often put them in our compost heaps. 

Big slugs are 

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:45

I am so jealous - I only ever see the occasional one 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:12

Feet are up now and I'm going to doze   I'll have to rely on OH to wake me up when Monty comes on ....................... but it's set to record anyway

 

Sweet dreams everyone 

Hedge problem

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 16:44

As others have said, cut it back even further than you dare!  Then clear out any rubbish from the base and in February give it a good sprinkling of Fish, Blood & Bone.  You'll have a lovely hedge by next summer.

When you trim the hedge, try to trim it to an A shape, wider at the base than the top.  You'll get a hedge which is green from top to bottom that way 

Talkback: Currants and gooseberries to grow

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 15:45

Xenia has thorns when it's young, but when it's older it's virtually thornless  http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/gooseberry-xenia/ 

Walled garden with cottage to rent

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 15:41

And if someone's going to put a lot of time and energy (and money)  into the property, then a long secure tenancy would be more likely to get the right tenants.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
Replies: 2    Views: 176
Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 15:22

First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
Replies: 9    Views: 275
Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 11:10

The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
Replies: 1    Views: 140
Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 10:48

Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
Replies: 8    Views: 240
Last Post: 23/02/2015 at 11:25

Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
Replies: 0    Views: 159
Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 10:20

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
Replies: 9    Views: 397
Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27

Galanthophiles

Please help me choose 
Replies: 11    Views: 352
Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
Replies: 3    Views: 311
Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 18:01

New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
Replies: 37    Views: 1457
Last Post: 01/01/2015 at 18:00

Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
Replies: 8    Views: 373
Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 16:47

Christmas lights in the garden

Already! 
Replies: 99    Views: 3955
Last Post: 24/12/2014 at 21:51

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
Replies: 6    Views: 553
Last Post: 24/11/2014 at 07:52

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
Replies: 17    Views: 1184
Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 00:00

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
Replies: 30    Views: 745
Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 10:04

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
Replies: 3    Views: 345
Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 08:07
1 to 15 of 106 threads