Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Prunus ' Kanzan ' problem with blossom

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 06:32

Have the cherries been fed each spring? Clematis are greedy feeders and will be taking a lot of nutrition from the soil. 

Please help me identify this

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 06:17

Alex can you leave one to develop - then if we can see the flowers might get more clues :-) 

Hosta alternative

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 06:08

Having followed Hostafans advice I find that Variegated Hostas are happy in full sun providing that their feet are in permanently damp soil. 

Those with yellowish or bright green leaves need some sun, and those with blueish leaves need more shade. 


Posted: 19/06/2016 at 05:58

Good morning all, G'day Pat :-) 

yes im awake but still in bed on my phone. it's dry outside with a pale blue sky and the birds are singing. Hopefully it'll stay dry and OH will be able to cut the hay meadows currently masquerading as our lawns. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 23:09

Sleep tight DD ((hugs))

creating a soil bed for bushes

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 19:42

I would add some well rotted farmyard manure and mix it in well. The earthworms will find their own way there. 

Make sure you fork over the soil at the bottom of the "trench" to make sure it doesn't form a hard "pan" which would cause drainage problems. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 19:19

DD ((hugs)) take care of yourself. I've done the leaving a lovely place as Wonky knows. It'll all turn out ok in the end. Once a gardener, always a gardener. 

Always remember you have real friends to lean on here xx


Posted: 18/06/2016 at 19:08

I'll join you Topbird - just in case of a relapse you understand :)

Organic eradication of slugs and snails in beds!

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 16:10

Lots of regulars on here have found that they work well if you follow the directions.

I've not used them, but this garden has very gritty soil and doesn't seem to get too much slug damage (famous last words)  

Organic eradication of slugs and snails in beds!

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 15:29

Yes, the sheep's wool pellets are organic - as are nematodes 

Good luck 

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