London (change)
Today 14°C / 4°C
Tomorrow 11°C / 5°C

Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 15:04

Artjak - it's the first time I've grown them - if I remember correctly I sowed into a half-tray and germinated them under a clear plastic lid on the south-east facing windowsill in the dining room - in late April I think - then pricked out into modules and put them in the mini-greenhouse - then they went into fibre pots and were hardened off outside before planting into the big pot - they seemed quite straightforward but it has been a lovely summer for plants that like it warm and sunny 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 13:38

Oh, sorry she's sideways - new programme on new laptop   Hopefully if you click on it it will turn the right way up!

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 13:37

The star in my garden at the moment is my wigwam of Black Eyed Susan, grown from seed, on our front porch - she keeps getting compliments from the postmen and people calling with collecting tins etc

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60516.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 

Chocolate Vine climber Akebia Quinata

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 13:19

Thought you'd be interested

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 13:17

Me too.  What time are you thinking of arriving?

Chocolate Vine climber Akebia Quinata

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 12:13

Hi JuUK

I've not grown an akebia, but I thought you might like to see the pictures of the one we saw on our visit to West Acre Gardens yesterday

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60505.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60506.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 The flowers may be small, but just look at those seed pods!!!

Plant ID please

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 11:58

You keep goats!?   I used to keep goats - I had Golden Guernseys, English Guernseys and British Saanans.  Ma kept a couple of Toggenburgs.  I love goats.

What sort of goats do you have?

How to beat this weed?

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 11:52

Hard to tell from this distance whether that's foxgloves or something from the borage family (comfrey/alkanet etc).

Can we have a closer picture or two of stems/leaves please

moving blackberry plant

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 11:31

I'd do it once the leaves have fallen. Prepare the site well and when you dig them take as large a rootball as possible.  Lift the rootball and slide it onto a sheet of plastic or binbag and drag it to the new site to keep the soil around the rootball as intact as possible.

I'd try to do it without cutting back the branches, but you may need to shorten them a bit and tie them up to make it easier to handle.

Water in and mulch with leafmould and it should be fine.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
Replies: 25    Views: 424
Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 08:19

Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
Replies: 2    Views: 236
Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 15:22

First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
Replies: 9    Views: 309
Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 11:10

The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
Replies: 1    Views: 155
Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 10:48

Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
Replies: 8    Views: 263
Last Post: 23/02/2015 at 11:25

Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
Replies: 0    Views: 179
Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 10:20

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
Replies: 9    Views: 434
Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27

Galanthophiles

Please help me choose 
Replies: 11    Views: 392
Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
Replies: 3    Views: 330
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: 1629
Last Post: 01/01/2015 at 18:00

Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
Replies: 8    Views: 389
Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 16:47

Christmas lights in the garden

Already! 
Replies: 99    Views: 4155
Last Post: 24/12/2014 at 21:51

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
Replies: 6    Views: 577
Last Post: 24/11/2014 at 07:52

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
Replies: 17    Views: 1337
Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 00:00

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
Replies: 30    Views: 762
Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 10:04
1 to 15 of 107 threads