Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Bay Tree

Posted: 22/02/2018 at 17:25

My bay lives outside on the terrace and is looking a bit tatty as it usually is at this time of year.  In the spring ... April/May I'll give the leaves a spray with a soluble seaweed fertiliser ... that'll perk it up a bit ... I do three that two or three times through the spring and summer.  

Last edited: 22 February 2018 17:26:10

Polyanthus Seeds

Posted: 22/02/2018 at 16:13
Dovefromabove says:

I don't grow polyanthus but I do grow other primulas.  

If sowing polyanthus for early spring bedding I would prick them out into pots and keep them in pots, ...


 Meant to say, I'd keep the pots outside in a semi-shaded spot. 

Rhododendron just growing & growing

Posted: 22/02/2018 at 16:11

Can you post some pictures of it for us ... the whole thing including the bed where it's growing ... then we may get some clues as to why it's not performing for you. 

To post photos start with the camera icon ... if it doesn't work reduce the size of the photo. 

Rhododendron just growing & growing

Posted: 22/02/2018 at 16:02

It's a bit early as yet this year ......... how long have you had it?

Polyanthus Seeds

Posted: 22/02/2018 at 15:58

I don't grow polyanthus but I do grow other primulas.  

If sowing polyanthus for early spring bedding I would prick them out into pots and keep them in pots, potting on as necessary through the summer, and plant them out in the autumn.

If you plant them out earlier than that, your beds are occupied by green plants with no flowers for the summer ... if that's ok with you then go ahead and plant them out once they're big enough, but the traditional way, as described above, allows for successional planting so you have colour though the year. 


Posted: 22/02/2018 at 15:45

Can you help save my orange tree?

Posted: 22/02/2018 at 15:15

No pic has appeared.  Start with the camera icon and follow the directions.  If it doesn't work reduce the size of the photo. 


Posted: 22/02/2018 at 15:12

Burncoose have a varied range of wisteria and have a very good reputation as an online supplier.  I've visited their nursery in Cornwall and bought from them in person and online and would recommend them. 


Posted: 22/02/2018 at 13:27

Hi PageZ 

Depending on where you are and the projected last date of frost, it may be that April is a little early to put begonias out in your hanging basket. 

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 22/02/2018 at 13:09

I'll  forgive him Lyn, given that he's trapped 

Sweet dreams Pat 

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