Latest posts by Dovefromabove

My hydroponic greenhouse

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 09:58

Good to see you again Rusty Spade   I remember your giant parsnip and your son's prizewinning pumpkins!  Are you going to grow pumpkins again this year?

Hodsock Priory

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 08:28

Lovely pics . especially the hellebores

Self collected seed not germinating

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 07:32

I find that aquilegia seed is best sown fresh (at the time that it happens in nature) rather than dried and sown later.  Maybe delphinium seed is the same.


Posted: 20/02/2016 at 07:16

Happy Birthday KEF !!!  Have a really lovely birthday!!! ((hugs))




Posted: 20/02/2016 at 07:09

Christina - when your plant has more flowers, try tapping them or giving them a little shake to get the pollen to dislodge from the male parts of the flower to pollinate the female parts.  You may get more fruits then

Non blooming daffodils

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 07:01

The time to feed daffodils is after they've flowered (or should have) - and make sure you don't remove the leaves until they've turned brown and died right down.  If it's a dry spring/summer give them a few soakings with the hose too - they like damp soil.


Posted: 20/02/2016 at 06:58

Good morning all   G'day Pat  thanks for the link and thanks to your hubby - I'll watch it in a bit when I've got a few jobs done.

Hosta - you have a PM

Lovely photo Wonky - especially when I click on it and it enlarges - great reflections - glad you had a snowdrop walk

Morning Jimmy - looks like a damp day here too - but much milder than of late - it's nearly 9C here already! 

New to gardening and overwhelmed!

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 06:40

Good morning Snapsnaps   You've begun at the right place - we'll give you a hand

Can you take some photos of your garden and post them on here for us to have a look at - then we can get some idea of your options.  To post a photo you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.  Sometimes it can be a bit slow, but if it doesn't work let us know and we'll try to help.  Some photos of individual plants will be good too, so we can identify them and then you'll know whether to pull them up, or whether they're going to be smothered with gorgeous flowers in September

Also, we'll need to know whereabouts-ish you are, which way your gardens face (North/South etc) and what the soil's like - lovely dark loam / sticky clay or something in between etc.

And what you can do is make yourself a cuppa and have a look at some gardens - in books or online (have a wander around this site) and try to decide what sort of look you like - don't be too fussed about individual types of plant yet - more the sort of overall look. 

And what do you want to do in your garden - grow veg, entertain your friends etc, have you children who will need a play area, are there family pets who will use the garden too?

This is going to be an adventure


Hydroponic Onion

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 19:59

Yay, the Mods have removed James' post


Posted: 19/02/2016 at 19:55

Hosta - I think that's a good sign (those infusions taste foul ) - you'll be getting your taste for wine back soon

Wonky ((hugs))  have a rest - it's the weekend.  You can post your snowdrop walk picture tomorrow - we can wait


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