Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Kew Gardens visit, July 2017

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 19:39

Fantastic ... love the photos of The Hive ... OH is now interested in going again ...  he said 'that wasn't there last time I was there   ...'

Yummy cakes and great manicure .......... are you sure you're a gardener ... do you wear gloves? 

Tree rose

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 18:19

Was anyone watering it over those three weeks ... that's an awfully long time for any plant in the summer ... let alone one in full bloom.  

Had the caterpillars stripped the leaves just leaving the central vein and stalks ... if so it's a saw fly.  Spoils the look but won't kill the plant.  

Kew Gardens visit, July 2017

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 18:15

That's what I remember of the Palm House ... thinking I was going to faint!!! 

Lovely photos ..... another Forker with a good eye 

Tree rose

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 17:35

Hi Giddy   Sadly the photos aren't uploading at the moment ... the tech team are aware ... hopefully it'll be sorted soon.  

I take it these are 'standard' type roses ... are they in pots or in the ground.

I've never known a rosebush to be attacked and killed by cabbage whites ....... what were the symptoms?

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 17:04

Obelixx .. have you been eating out with PatE?  Sounds like you've similar afflictions   you'd both better lie down in a darkened room until it passes 

Get Well Soon!!! 

leggy mint

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 16:53

Sounds as if it's been too dry and got a bit of powdery mildew.  

who knew?

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 16:48

OMG ... how am I supposed to remember that ... I'm 27!!! 

Hi-low whats?  

Identify hedge species

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 16:42

I think I'm right in saying Griselina littoralis flowers have five petals ... Euonymus japonicus have four ... 

if my memory serves me correctly ......... 

Last edited: 11 July 2017 16:43:21

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 16:26

Joyce ((hugs)) you have a PM.

Just got the washing indoors in time!!!  We could do with a Wimbledon roof over the garden today 

Rose Cornelia

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 16:17

I've not grown it myself but I've seen it grown in other gardens ... I'd definitely not call it a ground cover rose ... I've seen Rosa Bonica called ground cover too ... not in my book ... I'd call both of them lower-growing shrubs ... wider than they are tall, but not ground cover ... I think that's misleading. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Fungi ... Radio 4 9am this morning

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A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
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Please ID my mystery plant

I don't recognise this ...  
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Hello Forkers ... August edition

A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content...  
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Harvest 2017

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