Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Mountain Ash

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 20:19

Maybe we're getting an early autumn?

black peppers

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 20:17

In what way 'turning black' - are they ripening to a blackish red, or are they rotting?  Can you post a pic?

Discouraging Starlings

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 17:47

There are some starlings which nested under next door's roof tiles, they reared two broods each of which mobbed the feeders for a week or so - I provided them with some suet pellets in their own feeder which they liked, but they soon left the area to go wherever teenage starlings go in the summer - think they'll be down in the reedbeds on the marshes the other side of the hill.  Hopefully yours will go off somewhere else soon 

Purple Sprouting attack

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 17:41

You could, or you could cover with fleece to prevent Cabbage Root Fly attack, or you could do both - if I was growing it I'd probably use both - belt and braces approach. 

Mildew on Clematis

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 13:19

I use chicken pellets for general fertilising, and then for roses and other flowering shrubs such as clematis I use this, or similar.

My veronicas look as if they've been dipped in flour - there's so much mildew on them! 

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 09:18

@ jean riley - has something else nearby got bigger and is therefore casting more shade on Lucifer than previously?

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 08:08

Thanks for this thread - it inspired me to do some research to identify a particularly good crocosmia which has just appeared in one of our borders, looking fantastic with the blue clematis and pink rose it sits between - I've identified it as Amber Glow, so I shall try to get some more as it's just what is needed to 'lift' that border at this time of year 

Subterranean roots

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 07:44

Good luck 

What exactly does a 'sterile' plant mean ?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 22:13

Don't think Bowles Mauve is a proprietory plant - in fact I'm sure it's not, it's been around for ages, well before plant breeders' rights took off to this extent.    Apparently there are some strains of BM that do set seed, but they won't come true to the parent plant - however you may find a variation that will become as famous and well-loved as it's parent.


lawn brown ead and dying patches...

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 21:50

Absolutely Geoff, absolutely!!!

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