Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 27/07/2016 at 08:10

Good morning all   Slept like a log 

Hosta,   but it's not just the weight is it ..... it's how it makes you feel and move ..... that's how it shows the most 

17.3C out there, with a slight dampness in the air .......... I'd better see what the forecast is ;promising .... 

Unidentified Plant

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 08:05

Yes, I agree with Nutcutlet  it's Filipendual vulgaris aka Dropwort  - a wild plant, but a pretty one. 

horrible little fox

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 00:30

We see foxes most times we look out of the bedroom window between midnight and sunup. Sometimes they wake us with their noisy barking. They're nothing to worry about unless you keep poultry or small furry animals as pets in your garden. 


Posted: 27/07/2016 at 00:24

Hello it's tomorrow and I'm still awake, but only just. OH is home but his head is still buzzing but I'm going to bed.  Sweet dreams everyone. See you in the morning 


Posted: 26/07/2016 at 22:32

At station waiting for OH. He'll be 10ins apparently, so I'll noodle on here with you lot 

Beer traps

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 21:44

Sadly I've found that the better the beer the more slugs you get - they love Adnams Broadside 

2 Qs - plant ID and how to prune it

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 21:32

yes phormium. Looks great to me. Just remove any obviously dead leaves from the base. Remove the little green weeds at its base and give it a generous layer of mulch of soil conditioner or small bark chippings all around it. It will look very much tidier and the colour wi look brighter and your friend wi think you're brilliant 

unknown tree

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 21:22

Can't see much of it - but what about quince?

Dwarf Apple Trees, Help

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 21:15

I'd repot them in pots a bit bigger - I'd use a mix of 3 parts John Innes No 3 loam-based compost and one part good quality multi-purpose compost. Check that the stake ties aren't too tight - the trunk needs room to expand. 

When you pot them up leave a space of 4" from the top of the compost and the rim of the pot so that when you water you can fill this up, let it soak in and drain away.

And also do everything Pansyface hassuggested. 

And give each tree a bucket full of water twice a week in this weather, more if the compost dried out. 

Autumn/Winter veggie advice please

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 21:01

still time to sow some pak choi - you can use the thinnings in three weeks and within nine weeks yyoull have well grown plants for your stirfry

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