Latest posts by Dovefromabove

togyenko at chelsea - moss balls and 'art grage' lighting

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 07:47

Yes, I too heard them say that you can get the moss balls from florists - I imagine that possible the more trendy city florists might be the ones to go to - don't think the nice lady in the little shop down the road has them. 

Minature Roses

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 07:44

Hi Dennygirl and Pauline

Can you tell us a bit more about your roses - varieties?  where you got them from, how long you've had them, what they're planted in and where (sun/shade etc).

It would be really helpful to see some pics to give us a few clues - to post a pic on here you click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.

If it doesn't work let us know 

Poorly flowering magnolia

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 07:39

Hi Slappy Duck 

Could you post a pic of the tree for us - we need a few clues so it would be good to see where and how it's growing.

To post a pic on here click on the green tree icon on the toolbar at the top of where you type your post, and follow the instructions - if it doesn't work give us a shout! 

New Member

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 07:37

Hi Nicky and welcome 

When you come back to the UK, please could you manage to bring that wonderful climate with you from Antibes? 

Which general area in the UK are you bound for?

Rose with 7 petals

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 07:29

I think it would be quite possible to salvage that - I would hard prune it very soon, top dress it with Fish Blood and Bone and then a good mulching with farmyard manure.  With any luck it'll throw out some new shoots from below ground  - it's probably a rambler type and could be trained against the fence as a climber, or given a bit of support allowed to grow into a substantial bush. 

Rabbits (again, sorry) what to do about gates ?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 07:21

As has been said, rigid wire mesh fixed to the bottom of the gate AND then you need a substantial hardwood or metal 'doorstep' sunk into the ground between the gateposts - otherwise the bunnies will tunnel under the gate - it only takes them a minute or two and all your hard work is wasted.  

Don't forget the doorstep!!!


Posted: 25/05/2014 at 07:10

Good morning all 

Fantastic evening evening at the theatre last night watching amazing contemporary dance 

Now the sun is shining and it looks like a gardening day  

My Profile.

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 07:08

As my friend has only recently been 'hacked and attacked' I'm very aware of the dangers, which are far greater than many of us are aware.  

It's really really lovely that Mike trusts us - but there are Odd Bods and Malevolent Beings out there who make it their business to cause problems - even on a Gardening Forum.  

My Profile.

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 06:48

Mike - a lovely thought - but I do think that it's risky - this forum isn't just read by us but also by nasty types all over the world who have other games to play.  A friend's account on a similar forum was hacked and all sorts of awful things happened to his other internet activities - if you give your home address you're exposing yourself to other risks - every time you mention that you're going somewhere THEY know that your home will be empty - burglary in your home would be a horrid experience.

Can I suggest that instead of giving your name and phone number out on the board, you give it by PM to one or two trusted people - then if we want to get in touch with you we can PM them and they can pass it on - then you'll be able to sleep safe in your bed and we won't worry that you're exposing yourself to risks. 

uploading images

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 06:41

It works this end - beautiful pink azelea, behind it a high wall or hedge, a pine tree and a wonderfully deep blue sky 

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